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Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …

Cop who shot 911 caller sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison

A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 apologized to the woman’s family Friday for “taking the life of a perfect person,” …

Man pleads guilty in mall attack against boy, faces 19 years

A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor …

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 …

Complaint: Man went to Mall of America intending to kill

The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the Minnesota …

Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall’s tournament connections strong

Senior guard Geno Crandall watched the Selection Show with great interest to learn Gonzaga’s seeding and also see the draw for numerous friends. Crandall, a Minneapolis native, knows virtually all …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Alaska Airlines flight diverted after odor sickens passengers, crew

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a foul odor sickened some passengers and crew members.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Five-star 2020 guard Jalen Suggs schedules visit to Gonzaga

Five-star guard Jalen Suggs has added Gonzaga to his list of recruiting trips. Suggs, a junior at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, plans to visit Spokane on Feb. 9-10, according to …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Gonzaga-Michigan State scrimmage set for Oct. 27 in Minneapolis

The Gonzaga-Michigan State closed scrimmage has been on the books for weeks and now the two programs have settled on a date and location. The college basketball powers will tangle …

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Prosecutor: Minneapolis cops justified in shooting black man

Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and had turned …

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Geno Crandall leaves Minneapolis hoping to return with Gonzaga for Final Four run

Geno Crandall went from under-the-radar recruit to one of biggest grad transfers of the offseason. He heard from dozens of top programs, including the University of Minnesota, where he watched …

Good thing fans are inside for coldest Super Bowl Sunday

The coldest Super Bowl Sunday won’t be felt inside cozy U.S. Bank Stadium.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Slain Australian’s family demands integrity in U.S. probe

The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the …

Minneapolis elects black transgender woman to City Council

Minneapolis has elected a black transgender woman to its City Council, another national first in what advocacy groups have described as a banner night for transgender people in public office.

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

FBI: Explosive detonated at Minnesota mosque

The FBI was searching for suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

NTSB says school blast investigation could take a year

Workers may have been moving a gas meter when an explosion tore through a Minneapolis school building this week, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, according to …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

One dead, one missing after explosion, collapse at Minneapolis school

One school staff member has been found dead but another is still unaccounted for following a natural gas explosion Wednesday at a college prep school in Minneapolis, authorities said.

Minneapolis police chief tightens body camera policy after shooting of Australian woman

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism …

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.

Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday amid calls for new leadership in the department following last week’s shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer.

Minneapolis chief: Australian woman shot by cop ‘did not have to die’

An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer’s actions “go against who we are in …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Minneapolis police chief: Death of Australian woman ‘should not have happened’

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the …

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Australian woman shot after cops heard loud sound

An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officers heard a loud sound near their squad …

Bride-to-be called 911 for help and was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer

Justine Damond called police after hearing a sound in an alley near the home she shared with her fianci late Saturday night. But shortly after two officers arrived in her …

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.

Prince’s estate sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal streaming

Prince’s record company is suing Jay Z’s company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince’s songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death.

Somali activist wins Minneapolis district Democratic primary

A Somali activist could become the first Somali-American lawmaker in the nation after unseating one of the Minnesota Legislature’s longest-serving members in a Democratic primary.

Prince tribute concert set for October in Minneapolis

Prince’s family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer’s hometown of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis march over police shooting results in 21 arrests

Hundreds of educators and community activists marched in downtown Minneapolis to protest the shooting death of a black man by a police officer earlier this month.