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Duluth police switch to emergency staffing due to COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth Police Department officials said Tuesday they are switching to an emergency staffing schedule after about a quarter of employees were forced to quarantine due to COVID-19. Police spokeswoman Ingrid Hornibrook said 17 staff members had tested positive for the ...

Minnesota man sentenced to 15 years for death of 4-year-old

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son in her home. Kevin Jackson, 29, of Cass Lake, was sentenced Friday in Itasca County District Court, the Star Tribune reported. Jackson pleaded ...

Minneapolis City Council president will not run for 3rd term

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday she will not seek re-election. Lisa Bender has served two terms for the ward that sits just below the city's downtown. She said in an announcement on campaign letterhead that he made her decision "well before ...

Cook runs over Lions, Vikings rough up Stafford in 34-20 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months after releasing their all-time rusher, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Dalvin Cook. Less than four years after leaving Adrian Peterson's historic accomplishments in the past, the present and future of the backfield with Cook has never looked brighter. Cook kept ...

Police: Suspect arrested in wounding of 2 Wisconsin officers

DELAFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A man suspected of wounding two police officers in a shooting in Wisconsin on Friday and who is wanted in North Dakota for attempted murder has been arrested following a large-scale manhunt, police said. Delafield Police Chief Erik Kehl said the man was arrested ...

Alleged Boogaloo Bois face weapons charges in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Weapons counts have been added to the charges against two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group who toted guns in Minneapolis during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced Friday. Michael Robert Solomon, 30, of ...

Walz names Robert Doty as Minnesota’s chief tax collector

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has promoted Robert Doty to be the next commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the governor's office announced Friday. Doty, who's currently an assistant commissioner, will take over Nov. 12. He'll replace Cynthia Bauerly, who stepped down ...

Ex-Minneapolis officer charged with civil rights violations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer has been charged with federal civil rights violations and multiple counts of extortion and acquiring drugs, prosecutors announced Friday. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Ty Jindra abused his position as a Minneapolis police officer to ...

Pro-marijuana candidates could impact Minnesota Senate races

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Votes for pro-marijuana candidates could be the difference in a pair of Minnesota state Senate races, where those candidates pulled in thousands of votes despite minimal campaigning efforts. As absentee ballots continue getting tallied in critical swing races, Democrats ...

Staffing troubles emerge as Minnesota tops 5,000 virus cases

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hospitals are having staffing challenges as the state topped 5,000 daily cases of coronavirus for the first time on Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 5,454 new coronavirus cases and 36 ...