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Second person dies at navigation center in Minneapolis

Resident is the second to overdose in tents at the homeless services center.
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"On probation until 2053? Sentencing disparities, lack of guidelines get long look at Minnesota Legislature"

The title of this post is the headline of this interesting newspaper article from the North Star State focusing on a part of modern sentencing systems that merit a lot more attention than it usually gets.  Here is how the piece gets started: Since getting clean, Jennifer Schroeder went on to manage the sober living house that nurtured her after a year in jail.  She became the first in her family to graduate from college and, as an addiction counselor, now helps others struggling with the same d...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, St Paul, Duluth, American Civil Liberties Union, Department of Corrections, State Capitol, Schroeder, Minnesota Legislature, Wright County, Sentencing Guidelines Commission, North Star State, Douglas A Berman, Jennifer Schroeder, Jamie Long D Minneapolis


Murphy, Minnesota end 4-game skid with 84-63 win vs. Indiana

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Jordan Murphy muscling his way to 23 points and 11 rebounds and Gabe Kalscheur going 6-for-8 from 3-point range, Minnesota stopped a four-game losing streak with an 84-63 victory over Indiana on Saturday. Amir Coffey added 18 points for the Gophers (17-9, 7-8), who built a lead as big as 30 […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sports, Indiana, Ap, Gophers, Jordan Murphy, Amir Coffey, Gabe Kalscheur, Murphy Minnesota


Gophers football player charged with assaulting police officer, kicked off team

Maxwell T. Janes, 19, reportedly punched a Minneapolis police officer in the face while intoxicated.
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Flurry of motions filed before murder trial for ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor

Murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer is slated to start in April.
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Strong apartment market continues to push up rents in Twin Cities

Minneapolis added nearly 5,000 apartments last year, not enough to match jobs.
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Man told 911 he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.
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Sonics legend Jack Sikma a finalist for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Sonics player and coach Paul Westphal is also a finalist. The full Hall of Fame class will be selected at the NCAA men’s Final Four at Minneapolis in April.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Nba, Ncaa, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Jack Sikma, Former Sonics, Paul Westphal


Gophers football player kicked off team after being charged with assaulting police officer

Maxwell T. Janes, 19, reportedly punched a Minneapolis police officer in the face while intoxicated.
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Flurry of motions filed in as murder trial for ex-Minneapolis officer looms

A final motions hearing is slated for March 1, with trial expected to begin on April 1.
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Minnesota churches buffeted by low temperatures, high heat bills

Arctic blasts blows in financial challenges to a historic Minneapolis church.
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Louise Erdrich named one of Dartmouth College's 25 most influential graduates

The Minneapolis writer clocks in at No. 13--and she's one of just two women on the list.
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Set to host 'SNL,' Hollywood star Don Cheadle reminisces about Mpls. theater days

Set to host "Saturday Night Live," actor Don Cheadle fondly remembers his years on the Minneapolis stage.
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Minneapolis to require home sellers to test for energy efficiency

The tests were touted as a "first step" toward fighting climate change at the local level.
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Omar’s edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Ilhan Omar’s political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator’s home, they hoped to get a better sense […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, Israel, Ap, Nation, Omar, Nation & World Politics, Ilhan Omar, Israel Gathering


Sponsored: Prince exhibit coming to MoPOP

A new exhibit, Prince from Minneapolis, will feature photos from the singer's early career.
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Man told 911 repeatedly he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.
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AP sources: Twins reach 5-year deals with Kepler, Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the deals, which were reached […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, Associated Press, Twins, Minnesota Twins, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Kepler Polanco


Sheriff Shuts Down Conspiracy Theories Over Death Of Dog Named ‘Trump’

A Minnesota sheriff says a dog named Donald Trump wasn’t shot and killed over a political rivalry, despite false claims circulating on social media that have spurred “violent threats” against some county residents. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office concluded the person who shot Donald Trump the dog Sunday was “legally protecting their livestock” on private property. The shooter has not been identified. “Facts have been misrepresented on social media sites,” Sheriff Shawn Haken’s office said ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Donald Trump, Trump, Jackson County Sheriff s Office, Thom, Minneapolis Neighbors, Lakefield, Democratic Sen Amy Klobuchar, Summer Concepcion, Shawn Haken, Randal Thom of Lakefield


Isanti businessman, hockey dad charged with murder in 1993 stabbing of Minneapolis woman

After the killing, Jerry Westrom built a life as a businessman, father and husband in his community north of the Twin Cities.
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Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You” Video

Lizzo, the enormously charismatic Minneapolis-based singer and rapper, is about ready to become a star. She'll release her new album Cuz I Love You this spring, and first single "Juice" was a giddy, funky disco jam. Lizzo made a great impression performing that song on a couple of TV … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Minneapolis, Lizzo, Quinn Wilson


Victor Krummenacher Salutes "The Prettiest Train" (premiere)

None "The Prettiest Train" is the latest track culled from Victor Krummenacher's (Camper Van Beethoven) Blue Pacific, which arrives March 1 on two-LP vinyl on three sides (limited to 200 copies), CD, digital and streaming formats via Veritas Recordings.It's an appropriately raucous but tuneful number from the veteran musician and a loving tribute to the tradition of American train songs. Krummenacher's impeccable sense of musical and lyrical tension shine throughout on blazing song of escape ...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Rock, Chicago, New Orleans, Americana, Premiere, Victor, Veritas, Camper Van Beethoven, Martinez, Victor Krummenacher, Armando, Southern Rock, Monks of Doom


Clippers, Lou Williams race past Suns for easy win

Clippers guard Garrett Temple drives the baseline during Wednesday’s game against the Suns at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers watches the action at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varl...
Tags: Minneapolis, Boston, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Staples Center, Charlotte, Phoenix, Celtics, Suns, Devin Booker


T-Wolves overcome Harden’s 42 to top Houston 121-111

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden’s 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night. Harden had his 31st consecutive game with 30 or more points, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in league history. The NBA’s leading scorer […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Ap, Nba, Houston, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Harden, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Anthony Towns, Jeff Teague


Minneapolis marijuana activist in fight with Oregon partners files for bankruptcy

Randy Quast is embroiled in a messy court battle in Oregon and listed a $5 million liability as a result.
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Minneapolis marijuana activist files for bankruptcy

Randy Quast is embroiled in a messy court battle in Oregon and listed a $5 million liability as a result.
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Minneapolis father pleads guilty to physically and sexually assaulting children in 'house of horrors' case

A Minneapolis father has pleaded guilty to sexually and physically assaulting his twin teenage daughters and endangering a third child who lived in the home.
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Almost 50,000 people now calling downtown Minneapolis home

The number of residents moving near city's center has risen for past decade.
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Minneapolis marijuana activist files for bankruptcy in fight with Oregon partners

Randy Quast is embroiled in a messy court battle in Oregon and listed a $5 million liability as a result.
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Minneapolis father pleads guilty to sexually assaulting children in 'house of horrors' case

Jerry Lee Curry is expected to face a long prison term.
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