Top Democrat assails Trump's $16B trade bailout for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A top Democrat says President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly picks winners and losers, pitting the South against the North ...

Minnesota bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota bishop who's the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation said in sworn testimony released Tuesday that he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said ...

Immigration looms over contested Minnesota school referendum

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — When voters in this southwestern Minnesota town weigh nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an influx of immigrants, ...

Minnesota clergy, ICE critics want bishop name off building

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clergy and immigration activists in Minnesota are trying to remove the name of a revered bishop from a federal building where hundreds of deportation orders are issued every year. ...

PolyMet opponents ask appeals court to overturn mine permits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine urged the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Wednesday to cancel two of the project's most important permits and order further pr...

Justice Kagan: High court must avoid partisan perceptions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Associate Justice Elena Kagan says it behooves the U.S. Supreme Court to realize there's a danger of the public seeing it as just a political institution — and to ensure that the co...

Minnesota regulators restart Line 3 pipeline review process

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utility regulators have unfrozen the approval process for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across the state. The...

St. Paul police release video of fatal shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have released bodycam video of an officer fatally shooting a man moments after the officer's squad car was rear-ended. Officer S...

Walz says Japan can't pick up US-China trade war slack

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that his just-concluded six-day trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive but also showed that Japan won't be able to pick up much slack from ...

Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state,...

Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan 'Prime Day' strike

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime ...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigatio...

Newly released documents detail EPA's concerns over PolyMet

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency documents show that its staffers were critical of how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine. And they ...

Attorneys seek light sentence for cop who shot 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 are asking a judge not to send him to prison, proposing instead tha...

Attorneys for cop who shot 911 caller seek creative sentence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 are asking a judge not to send him to prison, proposing i...