Police fire tear gas at protesters angry over officer’s killing of Black Minnesota man – National

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse angry protesters after an officer fatally shot a Black man about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May, a Reuters witness said. About 100 people, some visibly upset and one carrying a sign demanding “Justice for George Floyd,” confronted police in […]

Woman accidentally sets field, swamp on fire while making maple syrup in Minnesota – National

Failure never tasted so smoky-sweet. A Minnesota woman has been blamed for a fire that torched a field and a swamp near the city of Albany, after a mishap involving a firepit and a home recipe for maple syrup. Read more: Teen on TikTok saves boy after watching off-road crash from miles away Kasy […]

Derek Chauvin didn’t take knee off George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes, expert says – National

Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial. Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department […]

Minneapolis to increase security for trial of officer charged in George Floyd’s death – National

National Guard troops and hundreds of law enforcement officers will converge on the Minneapolis area during the upcoming trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd‘s death, and authorities said Wednesday they hope months of planning will help prevent a repeat of last year’s violent unrest. Leaders from Minneapolis and local and […]

8 minority jail guards kept off Chauvin’s floor file suit alleging racial discrimination – National

Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where a former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was being held. The eight guards, who identify as African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander American and multiracial, say they were segregated and prevented from […]

Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline sue to shut down Minnesota construction

Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit. Two Minnesota Ojibwe bands and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District […]

George Floyd: Minneapolis to shift $8M from police, backtracks on staffing cuts – National

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other services — but will keep the mayor’s targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact in hopes of averting a possible veto. Mayor Jacob Frey, who had threatened to veto […]

Minnesota regulators deny request to delay Line 3 pipeline

A Minnesota regulatory panel on Friday denied a request from two tribes to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward with its contentious Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, which broke ground this week after receiving its final state permit. The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa asked the independent Public Utilities Commission […]

Small plane hits SUV in dramatic video of highway emergency landing – National

Always check your blind spot. A Minnesota woman says she’s safe but still stunned after her SUV was struck by a small plane on the highway late Wednesday in a dramatic landing captured on video. The bizarre collision of land vehicle and aircraft occurred on Interstate 35W in Arden Hills, Minn., according to Minnesota […]

Trump lawyers mix up Michigan and Minnesota in bungled voter fraud claim – National

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s lawyers mixed up two states while trying to claim he should’ve won a third this week, in an unforced bungling of an affidavit filed in court. The error played out in the middle of the outgoing president’s increasingly desperate attempts to overturn the results of the election he lost to […]