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Minnesota officials link variant to recent rise in cases

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials suspect that a coronavirus variant is driving a recent increase in the state's case rate. Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann said during a media briefing Friday that more than 300 ...

Prosecutors charge Minnesota man in Capitol siege

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing in connection to the U.S. Capitol siege, federal prosecutors said Friday. Jordan K. Stotts, 31, was arrested Friday by Minnealplois FBI agents, the agency said in a tweet. He is the first Minnesotan ...

Judge won’t move trial in Floyd’s death; 13th juror picked

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge said Friday he won't delay or move the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death over concerns that a $27 million settlement for Floyd's family could taint the jury pool, but ...

EXPLAINER: Role of alternate jurors in ex-officer’s trial

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death are wrangling over not just the 12 jurors who will decide the verdict but also alternates. Derek Chauvin's trial is moving forward amid national attention around ...

Some fearful others will follow Target in exiting downtown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Cities commercial real estate managers are fearful Target Corp.'s decision to leave its downtown location will become a trend that will continue to diminish office space needs. Target informed the City Center's manager Thursday that it will no longer need the 985,000 ...

Minneapolis bowling alley drone video takes off online

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A video taken by a camera-equipped drone buzzing through the nooks and crannies of a historic Minneapolis bowling alley has attracted hundreds of thousands of views online. The drone in the 1 1/2-minute video at Bryant-Lake Bowl follows bowling balls down the alley and ...

Walz announces major rollback of COVID-19 restrictions

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced he is easing several coronavirus restrictions, citing rising vaccinations and declining COVID-19 cases. "I'm here to tell you that we're winning. We're winning, and this thing is ...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for George Floyd's family said Friday that a $27 million settlement of a federal lawsuit by the city of Minneapolis is the largest pretrial civil rights settlement ever. The settlement was announced as jury selection continued in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a ...

Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd's family over the Black man's death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer's murder ...

Fatal shooting of two men in Mahtomedi ruled murder-suicide

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled a shooting that left two men dead outside a FedEx facility in Mahtomedi last month was a murder-suicide. David Peterson killed Todd "Jimmy" Wilemon and then shot himself following an argument Feb. 1, according to ...