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4 Line 3 protesters arrested at Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota troopers on Friday arrested four people protesting Enbridge Energy's Line 3 replacement pipeline project at the state Capitol. Videos posted on social media showed law enforcement officers surrounding about a dozen protesters. About 1,000 demonstrators ...

Embattled Minnesota Republican Party leader resigns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The embattled leader of the Minnesota Republican Party has been forced to resign following accusations that she ran a "morally bankrupt" operation that was rife with verbal abuse, intimidation and sexual misconduct. Jennifer Carnahan initially resisted calls to resign, ...

Walz extends Minnesota’s welcome mat to Afghan refugees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is extending a welcome mat for refugees from Afghanistan. In a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday, Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan offered to to work with the federal government to continue Minnesota's history of welcoming refugees by ...

Winnebago moves headquarters from Iowa to Minnesota

By DAVID PITT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Recreational vehicle and boat manufacturer Winnebago Industries is moving its corporate headquarters from Iowa to Minnesota, the company said in a statement. Based in Forest City, Iowa, since its founding in 1958, the company said ...

Minnesota asks federal court to block Line 3 tribal lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota has gone to federal court to block a lawsuit over Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline project from proceeding in tribal court. The novel case names Manoomin — the Ojibwe word for wild rice — as the lead plaintiff. Wild rice is sacred in Ojibwe ...

Minnesota wildfire jumps highway, triggers more evacuations

FINLAND, Minn. (AP) — Authorities fighting a northeastern Minnesota wildfire ordered additional evacuations Friday after the blaze jumped a highway before an anticipated shift in the wind this weekend that could put more properties in danger. The U.S. Forest Service sent in ground crews and ...

Minneapolis mayor, Council spar on policing ballot wording

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey sparred Friday over the language on a ballot proposal to dismantle the city's police department and remake it into an agency that focuses on public health and safety. The City Council had pushed wording of the ballot ...

GOP operative indicted on child sex trafficking charges

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican political operative has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Minnesota on child sex trafficking charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges Anton Lazzaro conspired with others to recruit and solicit six people under the age of 18 to engage in commercial ...

Census data forces Minnesota lawmakers to grapple with remap

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New census data has given legislators tasked with redrawing Minnesota's political map a lot to think about, and they only have a few months to agree or to punt the high-stakes job to the courts. So lawmakers and political operatives ...

Minneapolis police to curb stops for minor traffic violators

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police will no longer stop motorists for minor traffic violations, such as expired tabs or an air freshener hanging from their rearview mirror, according to a new policy change. Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo, in an internal memo Thursday, said the move comes ...