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ST. PAUL, Minn. | Twins to retire Mauer’s No 7 jersey next season

ST. PAUL, Minn.— The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly with to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career. The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | Twins to retire Mauer’s No 7 jersey next season

FOREST LAKE, Minn | Minnesota church ends 70-year tradition of lutefisk dinner

FOREST LAKE, Minn— A 70-year tradition of serving a lutefisk dinner has ended at a Minnesota church with an obituary penned by the pastor. Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota, would serve a Scandinavian dinner featuring the pungent, jellylike fish the first Tuesday in December. But the Rev. John Klawiter wrote an obituary for … Continue reading FOREST LAKE, Minn | Minnesota church ends 70-year tradition of lutefisk dinner

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP’s reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party’s savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn’t carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump “unhinged.” The … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP’s reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn | Dems pick ‘firsts,’ GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

ST. PAUL, Minn — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont’s primary chose the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress. Democrats … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Dems pick ‘firsts,’ GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

ST. PAUL, Minn | Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

STARK, Minn. | Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

STARK, Minn.  — It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff’s deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake Saturday. KMSP-TV reports the deputies … Continue reading STARK, Minn. | Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn | As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.S., some two dozen people crowded around a table to hear her make the case for sending her to Congress. “There is … Continue reading COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn | As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

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

ST. PAUL, Minn | Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Minnesota Wild have split with longtime general manager Chuck Fletcher after the team’s first-round playoff exit. Wild owner Craig Leipold said Monday the team will not renew Fletcher’s contract. Leipold said Fletcher and his staff “built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team,” but said … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

ST. PAUL, Minn | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with suspicion and … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

ST. PAUL, Minn | Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum

ST. PAUL, Minn | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has a broken sternum that will keep him out for multiple weeks, an injury that occurred late in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Winnipeg. The Wild revealed the injury Tuesday, about three hours before Game 4 against the … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum