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Minnesota gets its first doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state and health officials on Wednesday celebrated the arrival of the first shipments of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying it will help speed up the pace of vaccinations and a return to normal in ...

Mississippi River cities join project to map plastic litter

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up in waterways as a first step toward solving the problem, officials said Wednesday. The ...

Carbon dioxide would be stored underground in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Iowa company is leading a $2 billion effort to capture carbon dioxide from Midwestern ethanol plants and pipe it to North Dakota where it would be buried deep underground. The greenhouse gas is generated during the fermentation process and contributes to climate ...

Pacioretty scores in OT to lift Vegas past Wild, 5-4

By W.G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. The Golden Knights erased a third-period, two-goal deficit to earn the victory in a ...

Record number of gun permits issues in Minnesota in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A record number of permits to carry handguns were issued in 2020, a surge attributed to a rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd. A report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal ...

Two men facing charges in fatal shooting in Meeker County

GROVE CITY, Minn. (AP) — The man believed to have pulled the trigger in a fatal shooting in Meeker County last week has been arrested, according to sheriff's officials. Christian Brown was arrested at his Hutchinson home Monday after he was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of ...

Menomonie man jailed on suspicion of killing infant son

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin man is jailed on suspicion of killing his 6-week-old son. The 28-year-old Menomonie man was arrested after an autopsy determined the infant was a homicide victim, according to officials. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul, ...

Police charge 5 in shooting of 2-year-old in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged five people with attempted murder in a brazen Des Moines shooting that critically injured a 2-year-old child. The shooting happened Monday night when more than a dozen shots were fired into a house, Des Moines police said. Officers called to the ...

Ex-Minneapolis fire cadet files lawsuit alleging racial bias

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A one-time Minneapolis Fire Department cadet says in a lawsuit his hopes of becoming the city's first Somali-American firefighter were dashed by a racially hostile environment that ultimately resulted in his firing. Dol Din's complaint filed Monday in Hennepin County ...

Report: Fatal shootout began when suspect fired on police

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An exchange of gunfire between a police officer and two brothers who were shot and killed on a road near Sebeka began when one of the suspects opened fire on the officer and a sheriff's deputy, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a report released ...