Minneapolis - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Minneapolis Video shows transit officer asking about immigration status MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status. The agency announced it was investigating after Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales posted video of the incident to his Facebook page on Friday. Morales said the officer was checking passen... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-05-20T17:57:00Z Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE'-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it entered the store through the garden... Thu, 18 May 2017 18:01:00 GMT 2017-05-18T18:01:00Z Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Somalis are just the latest example of a tight-knit community in which the highly c... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:05:00Z White man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black men at protest MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he'll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing. Allen Scarsella's sentence of 15 years and two months was short of prosecutors' request for the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T00:30:00Z With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for sadness and celebration. It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived. Fans from around the globe have flocked to... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:39:00Z The Latest: Prince fans join 'purple family' at Paisley Park MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of Prince's death (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A few fans are starting to gather outside Paisley Park on the anniversary of megastar Prince's death. Rhonda Soso traveled from Compton, California, to shoot photos on a sunny Friday morning of the recording-complex-turned-museum in suburban Minneapolis where Prince lived and died... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-04-21T14:18:00Z Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Prince fans, Friday's one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration. At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by his former bandmates to panel discussions. Fans who can't afford those high... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-04-20T17:57:00Z Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago. "We're taking it to the people who are grieving like we are, and letting them have a little bit of relief," guitarist Wendy Melvoin, s... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:44:00 GMT 2017-04-20T06:44:00Z 1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago. "We're taking it to the people who are grieving like we are, and letting them have a little bit of relief," guitarist Wendy Melvoin, s... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:14:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:14:00Z Prince left behind a treasure trove to see at Paisley Park MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One visit to the sprawling Minnesota recording complex that Prince called home may not be enough. Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, opened as a museum in October, just six months after the "Purple Rain" megastar died there of a painkiller overdose. Prince left behind more than 7,000 artifacts, including costumes and shoes, and more tha... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:42:00 GMT 2017-04-18T17:42:00Z Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction Before his death, Prince abused opioid pain pills, suffered withdrawal symptoms and received at least one opioid prescription under his bodyguard's name, according to search warrants and affidavits unsealed Monday. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park on April 21. Nearly a year after his accidental overdose... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:24:00 GMT 2017-04-18T05:24:00Z Prince search warrants lay bare struggle with opioids MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed in the investigation into Prince's death paint a picture of a man struggling with an addiction to prescription opioids and withdrawal, with various pills stashed in bottles around the pop superstar's suburban Minneapolis studio and estate. But the search warrants and affidavits unsealed Monday shed no new light ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:22:00 GMT 2017-04-18T05:22:00Z Affidavit: Doc prescribed Prince opioids under friend's name MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed Monday in the investigation into Prince's death suggest a doctor and a close friend helped him improperly obtain prescription opioid painkillers, but they shed no new light on how the superstar got the fentanyl that killed him. The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as t... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:09:00 GMT 2017-04-18T02:09:00Z The Latest: Doctor disputes prescribing opioids for Prince MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of Prince (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Minnesota doctor is disputing that he ever prescribed opioids to Prince or to anyone else with the intent they be given to Prince. Search warrants unsealed Monday by investigators looking into Prince's overdose d... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-04-17T21:58:00Z The Latest: Painkiller prescribed for Prince in another name MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of Prince (all times local): 9:05 a.m. A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician's friend to protect his privacy. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Pa... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMT 2017-04-17T14:08:00Z Make Music Day festival is coming to dozens of US cities NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50 U.S. cities will be hosting Make Music Day, a free one-day outdoor festival celebrating music and music-making. The annual event is June 21, the summer solstice. Highlights of Make Music Day in the U.S. will include Sousapaloozas in Chicago; Cleveland; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis-St. Paul; New York; and San Jose, California. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:15:00 GMT 2017-04-13T16:15:00Z Timberwolves rebrand looks to shed recent failures MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When designer Rodney Richardson made the trek from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minneapolis to further his research in the rebranding of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he heard a familiar phrase over and over again. The motto "Minnesota Nice" serves as both genuine praise for the genial dispositions of the people in the region and a patroni... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-04-12T01:35:00Z US halts weekly local police immigration cooperation report WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely criticized weekly report publicized by President Donald Trump's administration to showcase local police seen as uncooperative with immigration enforcement was suspended Tuesday after the administration acknowledged the report contained flawed data. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement identified computer coding problems and ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:39:00Z A Minneapolis-area Prince pilgrimage a year after his death MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's hometown of Minneapolis offers many places where fans can pay homage on the anniversary of his death, from his favorite record store to the humble house used in his Oscar-winning "Purple Rain" film. Paisley Park, his massive, gleaming white studio and performance complex, was turned into a museum soon after his death on April 2... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:07:00 GMT 2017-04-05T13:07:00Z Democratic Rep. Tim Walz to run for Minnesota governor MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz said Monday he will run for governor rather than seek re-election next year, creating an open seat in the Democratic congressman's Republican-leaning district. Walz defeated Republican Jim Hagedorn by less than a percentage point in November in southern Minnesota's 1st District, where Republican Donald Trump beat... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-03-27T19:50:00Z DOJ faults police response in 2015 Minneapolis protests MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal review released Monday found problems with Minneapolis' coordination and communication during an 18-day standoff outside a police station following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015, but praised officers for their professionalism and the peaceful end of the protest. The Department of Justice's Office of Community Orien... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:44:00 GMT 2017-03-20T21:44:00Z Another 'Hamilton' tour to crisscross America next year NEW YORK (AP) — Can't get to see "Hamilton?" Take heart — another national tour is kicking off early next year. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Monday a second tour of the megahit musical will start in Seattle for six weeks in February 2018. It then goes to Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Costa Mesa, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; and ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-03-13T19:20:00Z The Latest: AP source: Cowboys adding Carroll, Moore The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. A person with knowledge of the deals says the Dallas Cowboys are adding two more defensive players in free agency in cornerback Nolan Carroll and defensive end Damontre Moore. Carroll, who comes over from NFC East rival Philadelphia, is ge... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 03:01:00 GMT 2017-03-11T03:01:00Z Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-02-23T20:53:00Z Cities ask federal judge to keep Trump travel ban on hold NEW YORK (AP) — Municipalities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Skokie, Illinois, urged a federal judge on Friday to continue blocking aspects of Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban. New York City's chief lawyer, Zachary Carter, filed papers in federal court on behalf of nearly three dozen cities. The arguments were sub... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-02-17T22:28:00Z Diversity, crisis training for officers on tap in Minnesota ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers began moving Wednesday to require diversity training for law enforcement officers following two high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police in the state in the last 15 months. Shootings of black men by police have touched off protests nationwide in recent years and prompted the Black Lives Matter movement... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:03:00Z Jury convicts man who wounded black protesters in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a Minnesota man of assault for opening fire and wounding five men demonstrating against the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police officers. Allen Scarsella, 24, of Bloomington, was found guilty on all charges of assault and riot. Scarsella showed no emotion as the Hennepin County jury's verdic... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 01:48:00 GMT 2017-02-02T01:48:00Z Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enro... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:37:00 GMT 2017-01-27T06:37:00Z Textron is buying vehicle maker Arctic Cat in $247M deal MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense contractor Textron is buying the snowmobile maker Arctic Cat in a deal valued at about $247 million. Textron said Wednesday that it will pay $18.50 per Arctic Cat share, a 41 percent premium to its Tuesday closing price. The transaction also includes debt, though no exact figure was provided. Arctic Cat In... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:48:00 GMT 2017-01-25T13:48:00Z Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well. Prince's estate has until Saturday to file an estate tax payment for the late rock superstar, and the taxes are expected to ultimately swallow nearly... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT 2017-01-17T09:30:00Z