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DULUTH, Minn | Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is talking up the economy as holds a pre-rally roundtable in Minnesota. Trump is promoting his approach to trade as he meets with representatives from the mining industry and local leaders Wednesday at the Port of Duluth-Superior. He says “billions” are “pouring into the Treasury” as a result. … Continue reading DULUTH, Minn | Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

WINSTEAD, Minn | Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

WINSTEAD, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend’s Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west of Minneapolis. Video of … Continue reading WINSTEAD, Minn | Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

ST. PAUL, Minn | High school pitcher strikes out friend, consoles him

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota high school pitcher consoled his friend after striking him out in a playoff game. Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Jack Kocon of Totino-Grace to end the game in the Class 4A, Section 5 baseball final last week. The win touched off a celebration near home plate … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | High school pitcher strikes out friend, consoles him

ST. PAUL, Minn | St. Paul archdiocese to pay $210M to clergy abuse victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced a $210 million settlement Thursday with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganization, making this the second-largest payout in the scandal that rocked the nation’s Roman Catholic Church. Victims’ attorney Jeff Anderson said the money, … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | St. Paul archdiocese to pay $210M to clergy abuse victims

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn | Newcomer Cousins on leading Vikes: ‘Let your voice be heard’

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — There’s still so much more for Kirk Cousins to learn about his new coaches, teammates and playbook in Minnesota, a mere 2½ months after the newest Vikings quarterback signed his record-setting contract to headline this year’s NFL free agency frenzy. With every full-swing fist pump after a completed pass in … Continue reading MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn | Newcomer Cousins on leading Vikes: ‘Let your voice be heard’

ST. PAUL, Minn | Report: Super Bowl brought $370M to economy of Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frigid Super Bowl LII brought $370 million in net new spending to the “Bold North” Twin Cities area, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton’s office and the local host committee. The final tally by Rockport Analytics came in $50 million over the consulting company’s pre-Super Bowl … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Report: Super Bowl brought $370M to economy of Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, Minn | Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it. Bills introduced in at least 15 states would impose taxes or fees on prescription painkillers. Several of … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis

STILLWATER, Minn | Admiring teen’s courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

STILLWATER, Minn. | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded. The Pioneer Press reports that Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Kelzenberg asked the actor to “Rock” it with her at her May 5 prom … Continue reading STILLWATER, Minn | Admiring teen’s courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite