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Man gets 35 years for shooting, wounding Minnesota officer

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A man was sentenced Friday to the maximum 35 years in prison for shooting a southern Minnesota police officer in the head, leaving him severely injured. Tyler Robert Janovsky told the court he was "deeply sorry" for the January shooting of Waseca police Officer Arik ...

2 charged in connection with Minneapolis protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two protesters arrested in Minneapolis during Wednesday's protests about the election and other social justice issues are now charged for allegedly pointing a laser into an officer's eyes and kicking another in the groin. Amina T. Mussa McCaskill, 19, of Golden Valley, was ...

US Rep. Jim Hagedorn beats Dan Feehan in southern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn has defeated Democrat Dan Feehan in a hard-fought rematch of their 2018 race in a swing territory of southern Minnesota. Nearly complete returns Thursday show Hagedorn winning by about 3 percentage points. His district stretches across ...

2nd PolyMet permit complaint reaches Minnesota Supreme Court

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for the proposed PolyMet Mining Corp.'s copper-nickel mine were back in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court for the second time in a month, arguing Thursday about an air pollution permit granted by state regulators. It's the second dispute over the embattled $1 ...

Biden over Trump in Minnesota; Smith beats Lewis for Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota has won reelection, defeating Republican former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis. Smith was in the rare position of having to defend her seat for the second time in two years. She was Gov. Mark Dayton's lieutenant governor when he ...

George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd's brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died at the hands of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice ...

Trump seeks breakthrough in Minnesota; Omar wins 2nd term

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voting went mostly smoothly in Minnesota on Tuesday as the state's residents finally made their choice in a high-stakes presidential race, with President Donald Trump hoping to buck history by becoming the first Republican to carry the state since Richard Nixon in 1972 — ...

AP VoteCast: Minnesota voters sour on state of nation

By BERNARD CONDON Associated Press Voters in Minnesota made their pick for president while holding negative views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate. The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden concluded ...

Stillwater prison inmate dies of coronavirus complications

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another inmate has died of coronavirus complications at a state prison in Minnesota. A 61-year-old inmate at the Stillwater prison died at the facility Sunday, authorities said. The man tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 20, according to prison officials. The inmate was ...

Legal uncertainty fuels lines at Minnesota polling stations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Uncertainty sparked by a court ruling late last week has fueled a surge in early voting across Minnesota, with voters lining up Monday at polling stations in Minneapolis and elsewhere to ensure that their ballots will be counted no matter what happens on the legal ...