Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some...

Minneapolis calm morning after man's suicide sparked unrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An emergency curfew expired and downtown Minneapolis was calm Thursday morning after unrest broke out following what authorities said was misinformation about the suicide of a Black...

Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a shirtless black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped...

5 dead, 3 hurt in ‘devastating’ Minneapolis high-rise fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five people died when a fire broke out on the 14th floor of a public housing high-rise in a heavily immigrant neighborhood of Minneapolis early Wednesday, with one city official des...

Minnesota deputy pleads not guilty in man's death

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the 2018 shooting death of an apparently suicidal 23-year-old man, in a brief hearing that gave no...

South Dakota governor not planning to stop inmate execution

South Dakota's governor says she does not plan to stop the execution of a death row inmate who claims jurors were biased against him because he's gay. The American Civil Liberties Un...

Federal agency renews Twin Metals mine leases in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday renewed mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a project that environmenta...

Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago goes to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened. ...

Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a...

Attorneys, judge to keep winnowing jury pool for cop trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge and attorneys are set to continue winnowing the jury pool Thursday for the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had call...

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots ...

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over a sexual misconduct allegat...

Sheriff feels 'outpouring of support' in missing girl case

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff thanked volunteer searchers who helped canvass the area surrounding the home of a 13-year-old girl who is believed to have been abducted and whose parents were ...

Prince's new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years...

Ex-officer's lawyers want charges dismissed in Damond death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Defense attorneys want charges dismissed against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year. Attorneys for ex-officer Mo...