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Court hears challenge to Minnesota mail-in ballots extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A challenge to Minnesota's seven-day extension for counting absentee ballots received after Election Day went before an appeals court panel Tuesday, as attorneys for the Republican plaintiffs argued that leaving the extension intact could lead to the disqualification of ...

Supreme Court rejects delay of Minnesota congressional vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Minnesota Republican candidate's bid to delay voting in his congressional race to February after the death of a third-party candidate was rejected Tuesday at the Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency requests from the federal appeals court that ...

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced. The campaign said the condition could have been life-threatening if not ...

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son’s drowning death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for nearly two hours will not have to serve prison time. Eddy Louis, 55, and Sabina Lewis, 26, of Bloomington, pleaded guilty in August to ...

Walz calls for ‘goal line stand’ against coronavirus spread

Walz calls for 'goal line stand' against coronavirus spread By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and health officials delivered a stark warning Monday that Minnesota's fight against the coronavirus is at a critical stage and that residents need to step up ...

St. Cloud boy standing outside apartment wounded by gunshot

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who was standing near the main entry door to a St. Cloud apartment complex Saturday night was shot by someone from an unknown location. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening. St. Cloud police say the victim, who lived in the ...

Are neighboring states part of rural Minnesota virus growth?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Statistics from Minnesota health officials show that the 10 counties with the fastest growth in coronavirus cases since the beginning of October are all in rural parts of the state, many of which border surrounding states. Adjusted for population, the rate of new cases ...

Former Chisago County sheriff pleads guilty to harassment

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — The former sheriff of Chisago County has pleaded guilty to harassment and misconduct by a public official for stalking and harassing a female employee while he was in office. Rick Duncan pleaded guilty to the gross misdemeanors Thursday in Anoka County District ...

Dozens charged in drug operation stretching across Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — More than three dozen people have been charged in St. Louis County in connection with a Chicago-based drug trafficking ring that operated throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, authorities said. Duluth police said Thursday that this week's coordinated drug bust led to ...

Minnesota reports 13 more deaths, more than 1,700 cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 1,721 new cases of the coronavirus and 13 deaths on Friday as the state is swept along in a surge of cases across the Upper Midwest and Plains. Friday's tally brought the state's totals since the pandemic began to 129,863 cases and 2,314 ...