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Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Chauvin won’t testify at murder trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd wrapped up its case Thursday without ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:42 am

News

US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:02 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Defense expert: Floyd died from heart trouble, not restraint

MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense at ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:15 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Daunte Wright

BROOKLYN CENTER — Black community leaders and family members of Daunte Wright were calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright’s ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:11 am

News

Minnesota extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 13th time

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota officials extended the peacetime emergency for another 30 days on Wednesday in order to boost the state’s response to more infectious variants ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:18 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Judge refuses request to acquit Chauvin in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — The judge at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Wednesday turned down a defense request to acquit the former officer in George Floyd’s death, rejecting ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:10 am

News

Report: Broad missteps left Capitol Police unprepared Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:11 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota officer will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:05 am

Sports

Durant, Nets beat Timberwolves 127-97 in rescheduled game

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Durant scored 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting in his most productive performance in 2 1/2 months, as the Brooklyn Nets blew out ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:19 pm

Sports

Devers, Bosox win snowy 7th in row; Twins hold silent moment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rafael Devers homered for the fourth straight game and the streaking Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a snowy ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:18 pm

Health Updates

Minnesota asks providers to halt Johnson & Johnson shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota officials told healthcare providers around the state Tuesday to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid fears the shots ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:35 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota police chief, cop quit after Black driver’s death

BROOKLYN CENTER — A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city’s ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:54 pm

Sports

Red Sox-Twins series to begin; Wednesday doubleheader added

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have rescheduled their postponed game with the Boston Red Sox as part a straight, seven-inning doubleheader on Wednesday. The ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:59 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:58 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun

BROOKLYN CENTER — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:37 am

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