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Police groups sue over changes to Minnesota deadly force law

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A coalition of Minnesota's largest law enforcement groups sued the state Friday seeking to overturn a state law that changed the standard for justified use of deadly force by police. The lawsuit claims the law, which took effect in March, violates officers' rights to ...

Juvenile dies in Jet Ski collision on Lake Minnetonka

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — A juvenile has died in a collision involved two Jet Skis on Lake Minnetonka's Upper East Lake, according to Hennepin County sheriff's officials. The sheriff's water patrol responded to a call shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday and found one person ...

Minnesota Legislature passes tax bill to finish $52B budget

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The divided Minnesota Legislature passed a tax bill early Thursday as it completed a $52 billion, two-year budget, averting the threat of a partial state government shutdown. Gov. Tim Walz personally delivered the signed K-12 education ...

Suspect identified in Oneida County fatal shooting

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials have identified a suspect after a woman was found fatally shot in Oneida County. Dispatchers received a call Wednesday about a woman lying along a road near Highway 8 in the Town of Pelican. Law enforcement personnel and first responders found the ...

Strong growth continues in nine Midwest, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy continues growing at a strong pace in nine Midwest and Plains states despite supply delays that are hindering manufacturing, according to a new monthly survey of business leaders and managers. The overall economic index for the region remained at a very strong ...

In 1 Minnesota city, 1-on-1 talks play role in vaccinations

By CATHARINE RICHERT Minnesota Public Radio News AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — On a scorching day in June, Miguel Garate wandered around the 4th Avenue Fest in Austin, telling anyone who will listen that county public health nurses were giving out free COVID-19 vaccines nearby. He said the case he ...

Allina Health makes flu shot for employees mandatory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Allina Health says the flu shot will be mandatory for all employees, starting this flu season. The new policy will also include students, contracted staff and volunteers across the Allina Health system, which includes more than 90 clinics, 11 hospitals and 15 retail ...

Biden administration passes up chance to block oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Biden administration signaled in a court filing this week that it does not plan to cancel federal permits for Enbridge's Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline project, despite pleas by Native Americans and environmental groups for the president to intervene. The U.S. Army Corps ...

EXPLAINER: Is Minnesota doing enough to limit evictions?

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in ...

Xcel Energy drops plan for new gas power plant in Becker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy has scrubbed plans for an $800 million natural gas plant in Becker in the face of criticism from environmental and clean energy groups. Instead, the Minneapolis-based company said Friday it now plans to build two smaller natural gas plants — one each in ...