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Minneapolis won’t pay ‘influencers’ during officer’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis city officials on Monday canceled plans to hire "social media influencers" to post information during the upcoming trial of a former police officer accused in George Floyd's death. Jury selection is scheduled to begin March 8 in the trial of Derek Chauvin, 44, ...

Minnesota court weighs murder charge in ex-officer’s trial

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An appeals court considering whether to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd reacted with skepticism Monday to his attorney's arguments for keeping the ...

Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 45,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should arrive in Minnesota this week, state health officials said Monday. Minnesota Department of Health spokesman John Schadl said the order for the first shipment of the single-dose ...

Study shows that Minnesota deer were exposed to insecticides

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A preliminary study shows that deer throughout Minnesota have been exposed to a certain class of insecticides, the state Department of Natural Resources said Monday. The DNR said further analysis is required to determine if the presence of neonicotinoid pesticides is high ...

Boy Scouts submit reorganization plan to bankruptcy court

By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America submitted a bankruptcy reorganization plan Monday that envisions continued operations of its local troops and national adventure camps but leaves many unanswered questions about how it will resolve tens of ...

BCA: Man killed by police after nearly 20-hour standoff

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Saturday that the Duluth man who fatally shot a police dog and engaged in a nearly 20-hour standoff with authorities was shot and killed by law enforcement. David Joseph Wayne Conwell, 37, died Friday from multiple ...

Deputy injured, 2 suspects killed in shootout with police

SEBEKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were killed and a sheriff's deputy was wounded in a shootout that began with a traffic stop Saturday night in northwestern Minnesota. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office said in a release that the incident began about 8:45 p.m. after a ...

Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. It was the second straight day that that a new high of vaccinations was recorded, after about 56,000 doses were given out on ...

2 killed, 2 wounded in separate homicides in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people have died and two others have been wounded in two separate homicides in south Minneapolis, according to police. The homicides happened within a 3-hour period Thursday beginning about 4 p.m. when officers were called to a multiunit residence and found a man ...

‘Now democracy starts,’ Walz says as deficit becomes surplus

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's budget outlook has swung from a near $1.3 billion deficit to an almost $1.6 billion surplus, state economists announced Friday, an improvement that could ease the big debates for the rest of the legislative session over taxes ...