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Hearing set for Monday on Minneapolis police ballot question

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has scheduled hearing for Monday on an effort to keep a charter amendment on the future of policing off the ballot in Minneapolis. Attorneys for former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels and others filed the motion late Wednesday, saying the council failed ...

Threat closes St. Louis Park synagogue as Sabbath begins

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A threat of physical violence has caused a synagogue in a Minneapolis suburb to cancel preschool and shift Sabbath services online Friday. Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park was informed that the Anti-Defamation League regional office in Chicago received the ...

Duluth man, 64, dies after being hit, pinned under bus

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Duluth man died Friday after he was hit, then pinned underneath a bus outside Miller Hill Mall. The incident happened before 10 a.m. Friday outside Dick's Sporting Goods. Police say they arrived to find David John Weston pinned under the bus and ...

2 girls injured in Meeker County school bus crash

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Two girls suffered minor injuries when their school bus was rear-ended by another vehicle in Meeker County on Friday. The Sheriff's Office says there were 15 children on the bus at the time of the Friday morning crash in Manannah Township. All of the children are ...

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 696 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have risen to 696 in Minnesota, and hospital intensive care beds are at more than 95% capacity, according to state data. Hospital leaders said the increase in COVID-19 cases is combining with seasonal trauma injuries and other urgent needs, ...

Minnesota schools see slight bump in weekly virus cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota schools are seeing increases in weekly coronavirus cases as students return to classrooms across the state. More than 100 facilities from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade reported infections last week, according to a weekly COVID-19 report released by the ...

Minnesota Senate GOP picks Jeremy Miller of Winona as leader

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans have chosen Sen. Jeremy Miller, of Winona, to be the chamber's new majority leader to replace Paul Gazelka, who stepped down from his leadership post to run for governor. The Republicans plus two ...

Minnesota’s Klobuchar says she had breast cancer; doing well

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment "went well." Klobuchar, 61, tweeted that the cancer was detected during a routine mammogram, and ...

12-year-old fatally shot during dispute in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been fatally shot during a neighborhood dispute in Minneapolis, according to police. The child was shot during an argument between two people, according to authorities. Police spokesman Garrett Parten said the victim's involvement in the dispute is ...

Lawsuit: GOP donor offered money to hush girl he trafficked

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prominent Minnesota GOP donor who is charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking is now being sued by an underage girl who says he used her for sex acts, then offered her money to keep her from talking about it. The lawsuit filed ...