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Labor agreements reached for thousands of state employees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Minnesota would get a raise and a new paid holiday if labor contract agreements are finalized. Minnesota's two biggest state employee unions on Thursday reached agreements with negotiators from Gov. Tim Walz's administration. The ...

Teen employee killed in accident at Golden Valley Menards

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — An accident at a home improvement store in a Minneapolis suburb has killed an employee. According to authorities, a man operating a forklift in the lumberyard of Menards in Golden Valley died when a large pallet of wood tumbled onto his machine ...

Enbridge: Anchor in Straits of Mackinac will be recovered

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. "There was no risk to the pipelines," the company said in a written statement. "The anchor ...

Crane collapse causes power outage as temps reach mid-90s

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — A crane fell over at a construction site in the Minneapolis suburb of Lexington on Friday, causing a power outage for nearly 900 customers in the area as temperatures climbed into the mid-90s. There were no injuries reported. A dispatch supervisor with the Centennial ...

3 deaths in western Wisconsin investigated as homicide

WEST SALEM, Wis. (AP) — Workers discovered three bodies early Friday at the entrance to a quarry in far western Wisconsin, and authorities said they are investigating the deaths as a triple homicide. La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf called the deaths a "targeted act" but declined to tell ...

Woman hurt when Winston Smith was killed sues authorities

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was with a St. Paul man when he was shot and killed in Minneapolis by members of a federal task force is suing local authorities and has signaled her intent to sue the U.S. Marshals Service, saying she was emotionally traumatized ...

Kevin Costner to appear at Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Actor Kevin Costner will appear at the Minnesota State Fair in September. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Wednesday that Costner's country-rock band, Modern West, will perform at the fair's grandstand on Sept. 3. A live question-and-answer session with Costner ...

Woman charged with driving 137 mph on interstate

TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in La Crosse County have charged a woman with fleeing from police at speeds of nearly 140 mph on Interstate 90. Online court records show 36-year-old Amy Torres of Fargo, North Dakota, was charged Wednesday with attempting to elude an officer, a ...

Fire damages historical Upsala home

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged a historical home in Upsala. The St. Cloud Times reported firefighters got a call of a blaze at the Borgstrom House-Historical Site around 10:40 p.m. Monday. Firefighters contained the flames to the ...

Judge is asked to change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death to rewrite his sentencing order to delete suggestions that child witnesses did not suffer ...