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Confirmed cases of the coronavirus top 150,000 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Minnesota has topped 150,000, according to data released Sunday by the state Department of Health. The update showed an increase of 2,217 positive tests for COVID-19 and 18 deaths in the last day. Health officials have ...

Judge won’t stop Minneapolis homeless encampment sweeps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt to stop the evictions of homeless people from encampments in Minneapolis parks. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a federal lawsuit this month on behalf of seven people who are living, ...

Suspect wounded when gun fires during police pat down

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A suspect was wounded when his handgun fired during a pat down search by police in St. Paul, according to authorities. The incident happened about 1:15 a.m. Friday when patrol officers saw two men acting suspiciously, police said. One of the men was detained and when ...

Minnesota virus cases, hospitalizations at single-day record

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials Friday reported a single-day high of 3,165 new coronavirus infections, with 18 deaths. The state also reported 738 hospitalizations, another single-day high, with 176 people in intensive care. States around the country are struggling with rising ...

Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

By AMY FORLITI and MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court's ruling raised questions about whether ...

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rally by President Donald Trump in southern Minnesota was in flux much of Thursday after his campaign moved it from Rochester to a small town in another county, and then back to Rochester after state officials insisted that the event follow coronavirus safety guidelines, ...

Court: Late Minnesota absentee ballots must be separated

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota absentee ballots arriving after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court, an appeals court panel said Thursday, in a ruling that puts the state's extended counting period at risk and sets the stage for ...

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US House race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota's 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over ...

As virus looms, Minnesota offers trick-or-treat alternatives

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America Minnesota health officials warned Wednesday against traditional Halloween festivities as warmer weather is expected to coincide with the holiday this weekend amid an increase in virus cases statewide in recent weeks. Instead of high-risk ...

US Senate candidate Lewis out of hospital after 2-night stay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota was released from a hospital Wednesday afternoon following a two-night stay for emergency internal hernia surgery, the campaign said in a release. The statement said Lewis needed "a little time to fully recover" and ...