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Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd's arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made...

 

Sheriff: Wisconsin gunman may have imitated Closs kidnapping

A Wisconsin man killed three of his family members before blasting his way into the home of a stranger he had been harassing through text messages and killing her, authorities said Tuesday, speculating that he may have been trying to imitate last...

 

Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking...

 

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Authorities said a tank of crude...

 

MPR: Allegations against Keillor far beyond single touch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a...

 
 By Jeff Baenen    Regional    August 6, 2017

Minnesota mosque explosion 'deeper and scarier' than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they're more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive...

 

NTSB investigating blast that killed 2 at Minneapolis school

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at a Minneapolis school on Thursday to begin the painstaking task of determining what caused an apparent natural gas explosion that killed two people and injured...

 

Wisconsin company holds 'chip party' to microchip workers

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A brief sting is all employees of a Wisconsin technology company said they felt Tuesday when they received a microchip implant in their hand that will allow them to open doors, log onto computers or buy breakroom snacks by...

 

16-year-old from Minnesota ID'd as victim of John Wayne Gacy

CHICAGO (AP) — After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever. More than 40 years later, a detective from Illinois arrived at the family's...

 

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