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Appeals court won’t delay ex-cop’s trial in Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed prosecutors' request to delay next month's planned trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd over their safety concerns about trying the case during ...

Walz expands capacity limits in restaurants, elsewhere

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Friday said he would relax several restrictions in place due to the coronavirus as cases continue to ebb and vaccination efforts increase, including raising the maximum occupancy in bars and ...

Streets to reopen, memorial to stay at site of Floyd arrest

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A memorial honoring George Floyd will remain at the Minneapolis intersection where he was pinned to the ground by a police officer in the moments before he died last May, but the streets will reopen to two-way traffic at the conclusion of ...

Rozier scores 41 points, Hornets beat Timberwolves 120-114

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 41 points and rookie LaMelo Ball had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Charlotte Hornets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-114 on Friday night. Charlotte improved to 13-14, opening a five-game homestand with its third victory in four games. ...

Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A man charged with murder in a shooting at a Minnesota medical clinic bought the handgun he used in the attack with a permit from the local police department, even though he had been the subject of a restraining order for threatening the clinic in the past, according to ...

Officials: Chauvin was ready to plead to 3rd-degree murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was prepared to plead guilty to third-degree murder in George Floyd's death before then-Attorney General William Barr personally blocked the plea deal last year, officials said. The deal would have averted any potential federal ...

Sheriff: Blame for Minnesota clinic attack lies with shooter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities charged a Minnesota man with murder on Thursday in an attack on a health clinic that left a medical assistant dead and four other staff members wounded, releasing new details of how the assault unfolded while brushing aside questions about whether more could ...

National Guard backs bill for sexual assault investigations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bill aiming to create a clear process and timely system for investigating sexual assaults when both the perpetrator and the victim are members of the Minnesota National Guard is making its way through the Legislature. The bill at the Capitol would require any sexual ...

Minnesota rolls out plan to clean up ‘forever chemicals’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials on Wednesday unveiled their plan to deal with toxic man-made "forever chemicals" that are polluting the state's waters and causing growing concerns about potential health risks. The pharmaceuticals, microplastics and synthetic chemicals are known ...

Documents show several red flags for clinic shooting suspect

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting at a Minnesota medical clinic was able to enter the building despite threatening violence there two years earlier, posting a sign near his home about a doctor he disliked and frightening a nurse at a nearby hospital so much that a colleague ...