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8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death was being held. The eight guards, who identify as African American, Hispanic, ...

Diner owners sue city over property damage in Floyd protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The owners of a Minneapolis restaurant have filed the first lawsuit against the city over property damage caused by the civil unrest following the police killing of George Floyd. A federal lawsuit filed Monday by owners of the Town Talk Diner and Gastropub alleges that ...

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Minnesota health clinic

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A 67-year-old man unhappy with the health care he'd received opened fire at a clinic Tuesday, killing one person and wounding four others, and bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left there and others at a motel where he was staying, authorities ...

Judge blocks another bid to shut down Line 3 construction

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected another attempt by opponents to shut down construction work on Enbridge Energy's replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. In an order filed Sunday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said tribal and ...

St. Paul scrap metal fire creates large plume of smoke

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a large scrap debris pile Monday at an industrial site in St. Paul sent a towering plume of smoke over the area. Firefighters responded about 1:30 p.m. to the blaze at a scrap metal processing facility near Pig's Eye Lake. They used a ladder ...

Minnesota launches speed enforcement crackdown amid pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota transportation and public safety officials on Monday launched a traffic enforcement crackdown and awareness campaign amid a spike in deaths related to speeding during the coronavirus pandemic. Public safety, transportation and health officials gathered for a news ...

House GOP calls for lifting business restrictions by May 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans laid out a roadmap Monday for lifting the state's coronavirus restrictions on businesses with a goal of letting them return to full operations by May 1. Rep. Dave Baker, of Willmar, said businesses such as restaurants, hotels, event centers and ...

Hospitals criticize Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine distribution

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota hospitals are criticizing the state's coronavirus vaccine distribution system as inequitable, leaving some clinics and hospitals without doses for older, vulnerable patients. The Minnesota Hospital Association, in a letter to state Department of Health ...

Toddler in back seat of stolen SUV found safe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 1-year-old boy who was in the back seat of an SUV that was stolen in Minneapolis Saturday has been found safe, authorities said. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension canceled an Amber Alert for Da'Merion Ni'mer White. Minneapolis police say Brooklyn Center ...

Roseville, Rochester police warn of spike in overdoses

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Police in the Twin Cities suburb of Roseville issued a warning Saturday about a sharp spike in drug overdoses and related deaths. The alert follows a similar warning from Rochester police on Friday about recent fatal drug overdoses in that city. Authorities in both ...