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Business owners ruined by protests plead for rebuilding bill

ST. PAUL, MInn. (AP) — Owners of Twin Cities businesses that were raided and burned during the violent protests over the death of George Floyd appealed to lawmakers Tuesday for help with rebuilding. Several store owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul told members of the House Capital Investment ...

Moment of silence will be held for clinic shooting victims

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A moment of silence will be held on Tuesday to mark one week since a Minnesota man walked into a health clinic northwest of Minneapolis and opened fire, killing one staff member and injuring four others. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged with murder, attempted murder and ...

New restrictions by Canada sting Minnesota border businesses

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Canadian officials on Monday began enforcing tighter restrictions on nonessential travel across its border, which many northern Minnesota business owners view as a move in the wrong direction. Canada has kept its border closed to nonessential visitors for nearly 11 ...

Minnesota House pulls $35M security fund for officer trials

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal by Gov. Tim Walz to create a $35 million fund to bolster security during the murder trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with killing George Floyd stalled out in the Democratic-controlled Minnesota House on Monday when leaders pulled the bill, ...

Minneapolis to spend $6.4M to recruit more police officers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following George Floyd's death. The City Council voted unanimously Friday to ...

Police chief of small Iowa town arrested in Minnesota

ARMSTRONG, Iowa (AP) — The police chief of a small Iowa town, who was charged with several crimes along with three other local officials last week, has been arrested in Minnesota. The Martin County, Minnesota, Sheriff's office said Armstrong, Iowa, Police Chief Craig Merrill was arrested ...

Minnesota reports 779 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 779 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus. The update lifted the total number of cases to 473,567 and the cumulative number of deaths to 6,373 since the start of the pandemic. ...

Doctors who say no to opioid use face threats from patients

By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press One patient threatened to shoot Dr. Terry Hunt if physical therapy didn't relieve his pain as effectively as opioids did. Another harassed his staff, then roamed a hospital searching for Hunt after being told he would be weaned off painkillers he had used ...

Minnesota reports 779 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 779 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus. The update lifted the total number of cases to 473,567 and the cumulative number of deaths to 6,373 since the start of the pandemic. ...

Man given 5 years for firebombing in George Floyd aftermath

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis man has been sentenced to five years in prison for firebombing a Dakota County courthouse in the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd last year. Garrett Ziegler, 25, of Long Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding and ...