Stories tagged: Minnesota
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Appeals court rejects 2 more would-be heirs to Prince estate
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says two descendants of a former security chief at Paisley Park who Prince reportedly regarded as a brother are not entitled to share in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says
A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Keillor: When a red state gets the blues
If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats
The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Witness in Justine Damond shooting steps forward; source says part of encounter was filmed
A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, according to state investigators.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Minnesota police shooting isn’t only death of 911 caller
The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Philando Castile’s family reaches nearly $3 million settlement in his death
The family of Philando Castile, the Minnesota man fatally shot by a police officer during a July 2016 traffic stop, reached a settlement of nearly $3 million with the city …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Video footage shows Minnesota traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year fired a volley of bullets within seconds of learning the driver was armed, according to …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Protesters snarl Minnesota freeway after officer acquittal
A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store
Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers
Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D’Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin’s offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death
The police officer charged with fatally shooting Philando Castile last summer in Falcon Heights, Minn., pleaded not guilty Monday.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after four years
The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Republicans in Minnesota, Virginia propose changes to their electoral college rules
Republicans in two swing states lost by President Donald Trump in 2016 have introduced legislation that would have benefited Trump in the 2016 election, by splitting up their electoral votes …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 14 Ohio State opens Big 10 with 87-62 win over Minnesota
Kelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help No. 14 Ohio State beat Minnesota 87-62 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams in …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
Garrison Keillor: Christmas memories nourish for years
What you do for children is never wasted: This Christmas will live on and nourish them long after you have faded away.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
$96,002 and counting: Big donor dropping many wads of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles in Minnesota
Fat wads of $100 bills are showing up yet again in Salvation Army red kettles in the Twin Cities, and officials with the charity said Wednesday they remain stumped about …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Report: Ellison says he’ll give up seat if elected DNC chair
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison upped his bid for the Democratic National Committee Chairman job last month, promising union leaders he would step down from his congressional seat to focus on …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Minnesota officer charged with manslaughter in Philando Castile death
A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Philando Castile, a black man whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the fatal shooting live …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Minnesota man gets 15 years in Islamic State case
A Minnesota man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison and 23 years of supervised release for charges connected to a plot to join the Islamic State group in …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison announces bid to lead Democratic National Committee
Rep. Keith Ellison is announcing his candidacy for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, joining a crowded bench of candidates trying to head the party.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Train derailment, spill prompts evacuations in Minnesota
A Union Pacific train derailment and hazardous chemical spill has prompted evacuations in the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale and the closure of a state highway.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison
Colorado State University animal reproduction professor Jennifer Barfield and other researchers last month implanted embryos in four female bison at the Minnesota Zoo. If all goes well, they’ll give birth …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Minnesota sect leader admits sexually assaulting two girls in ‘Maidens Group’
The leader of an isolated religious sect in Minnesota with ties to Spokane pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were members of his community.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Victim: Mall attacker emotionless; leaders urge ‘rise above’
One of the victims wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall said the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Three mysterious incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota raise fears of terrorism
Authorities are investigating three incidents – explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota – that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday and …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
FBI: Minnesota mall attack investigated as possible act of terrorism
A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.