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Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers, days before a former Minneapolis officer is scheduled to go on trial in the death of George Floyd. Many of the roughly 150 people who ...

US states look to step up wolf kills, pushed by Republicans

By MATTHEW BROWN and IRIS SAMUELS Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups ...

Man shot and killed near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed near the the Minneapolis intersection known as George Floyd Square, where Floyd died in police custody last May. Police received reports about 5:45 p.m. Saturday that two people had been shot and were being brought to the ...

Patrol identifies man struck and killed while changing tire

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed while changing a tire on Interstate 29 near Sisseton. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Gerald Bartell, of Herman, Minnesota, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Tuesday afternoon crash. The ...

Minnesota sees increase in sales of cross country ski pass

ST. PAUL Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say sales of its statewide cross country ski pass are the best they've been in six years. The DNR says more than 17,900 people bought the Great Minnesota Ski Pass, which is required to access many trails in the state. ...

Floyd’s cause of death, ex-cop’s force will be keys at trial

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck, ignoring the Black man's cries that he couldn't breathe. But even with that powerful footage, ...

Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. Derek Chauvin's trial, which is expected to last weeks, will be overseen by an experienced judge and argued by ...

$1M for Minneapolis fences, barricades for Floyd death trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials will spend at least $1 million to put up fences and other barricades ahead of the trial for the former officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. Minneapolis officials estimate $645,000 will be spent to protect the ...

3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd’s death

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, handing a potential victory to prosecutors, but ...

Officials: Virus outbreak should pause Carver County sports

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Health officials said Friday they are recommending a two-week pause on youth sports in Carver County after experiencing a recent outbreak of a variant of the COVID-19 virus. Since late January, Carver County has recorded at least 68 cases of the COVID-19 ...