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Minneapolis Fed chief: Vaccinations key to economic recovery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said Tuesday that getting Minnesotans vaccinated against the coronavirus will be key to reviving the state's economy. Neel Kashkari told a legislative hearing that the country and state have made progress toward ...

Police worried about funding for security at Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's top law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are worried about arranging security for the trial of Derek Chauvin after Republicans balked at a proposal to have the state help pay for it. Chauvin is one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in ...

Lawmakers hear plan to reconnect historic Black neighborhood

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers on Tuesday heard a proposal that would construct a "land bridge" to reconnect a historically Black St. Paul neighborhood that was devastated in the 1960s to make way for Interstate 94, a project that advocates call an injustice with effects that linger ...

Appeals court refuses to stop construction of oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a request by two American Indian tribes to shut down construction of a contentious crude oil pipeline project in northern Minnesota. Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project, led by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa ...

Minnesotans received emails canceling COVID vaccine in error

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minnesotans enrolled in the state's pilot COVID-19 vaccination program received emails and text messages on Saturday that erroneously told them their appointments were unauthorized and invalid. State health officials said nearly everyone who received the message was ...

BCA: Man shot self in encounter with Minnesota deputies

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A carjacking suspect who died in an encounter with St. Louis County sheriff's deputies had shot himself in the head and was not hit by law officers' gunfire, authorities said Saturday. A news release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the Midwest ...

Triple homicide in St. Paul leaves woman, teen, child dead

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul woman who told police she was fine after a relative asked for a welfare check Saturday was shot to death an hour later along with a teen girl and young boy, police said. Mike Ernster, spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department, said when an officer checked ...

Twins finalize $10.5M, 1-year deal with SS Andrelton Simmons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrelton Simmons picked the Minnesota Twins, eager to play for a balanced team that's on track to be a contender again in the American League. Adding a seasoned, slick-fielding shortstop like Simmons made the Twins even more well-rounded. The Twins finalized an $10.5 ...

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash in St. Paul

ST, PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Maplewood man, accused in a fatal hit-and-run, spent hours drinking at a bar before the crash, according to prosecutors in Ramsey County. A criminal complaint filed Thursday charges Robert Kinney with criminal vehicular homicide-leaving the scene in the Jan. 22 crash ...

Top energy lawmakers optimistic despite divided Legislature

By FRANK JOSSIE of Energy News Network undefined ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a legislative session likely to be dominated by the state's pandemic response, two key leaders in Minnesota's divided Legislature see room for common ground on energy conservation. Sen. David Senjem, a Republican ...