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MINNEAPOLIS | Nets’ LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained what appeared to be a severe right leg injury during the second quarter of Brooklyn’s game against Minnesota on Monday night and was taken to a hospital. LeVert was racing back to try to block a shot and his leg bent awkwardly when he landed. He was taken … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Nets’ LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS | For Joe Mauer, being from Minnesota means this isn’t goodbye

MINNEAPOLIS  — Joe Mauer is leaving the playing field after a 15-year major league career, but not Minnesota or the Twins. Mauer formalized his goodbye to the game on Monday at a news conference packed with people he’s close to. With his wife, Maddie, due any day with the couple’s third child, Mauer’s focus in … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | For Joe Mauer, being from Minnesota means this isn’t goodbye

ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

ST. PAUL, Minn  — A recently defeated Republican congressman from Minnesota is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Sen. John McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. First-term Rep. Jason Lewis made the argument in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Sunday. Lewis lost to Democrat Angie Craig last week in … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are

Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: “N—– go back” it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good. “I thought maybe I … Continue reading Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  — White, working-class voters fueled Donald Trump‘s rise to the White House, but days ahead of the pivotal midterm elections there’s concern that these same voters might abandon the GOP in states including Maine, Iowa and Minnesota. Democrats are targeting 21 House districts carried by President Barack Obama in 2012 that shifted … Continue reading CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

MINNEAPOLIS | Divisive Minnesota mine wins permits, but faces challenges

MINNEAPOLIS— Minnesota regulators on Thursday granted key permits to the long-planned PolyMet copper-mining project that’s opposed by environmentalists who fear it could someday foul waters, including Lake Superior. The state Department of Natural Resources issued permits to PolyMet Mining Inc. for the company’s proposed NorthMet project in northeastern Minnesota. The project still needs permits from … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Divisive Minnesota mine wins permits, but faces challenges

MINNEAPOLIS | Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

MINNEAPOLIS — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world’s largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94. Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in Hawaii, Medtronic said in a statement. It didn’t give … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

Flexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs to prime time

It’s been awhile since the NFL flexed a game to Sunday night. The Bengals vs. Chiefs is a worthy choice. No games were moved from day to night last season, except for the final weekend, when all games are scheduled for the afternoon until the league and NBC figure out what is most attractive for … Continue reading Flexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs to prime time