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More trouble for Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP) — There is more trouble for Derek Chauvin. Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to give former Minneapolis Officer a 25-year sentence for violating the rights of George Floyd, as well as the rights of a 14-year-old Black boy who was restrained in an unrelated case.
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19-year-old man shot, killed in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting early Saturday morning in north Minneapolis.The Minneapolis Police Department says the shooting happened shortly after midnight near the intersection of Lowry and Aldrich avenues. Several 911 callers reported that a man was behind a home on the 700 block of 31st Avenue North. Responding officers found a 19-year-old with serious gunshot wounds. Emergency crews brought him to North Memorial Medical Center, where he died. Police combed the area of the shooting for witnesses and evidence, but no arrests were made. The man's death marks the 43rd homicide in the city this year. He has not been identified, pending an investigation by the medical examiner's office.

Man arrested after kidnapping woman at workplace, holding her for hours inside Brooklyn Park home

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- A Twin Cities man was arrested Friday after he allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her against her will for several hours inside his home. The Brooklyn Park Police Department says the woman, who knew the man, was able to break free around 3:30 p.m., when she fled the home and got neighbors to call for help. The 911 caller reported what happened as a domestic assault. Officers responded to the neighborhood and stopped the man as he was driving way. He was arrested without incident. The victim told officers that the man kidnapped her around 6 a.m. while she was arriving at her workplace in nearby Plymouth. The man drove her to his home in the north Minneapolis suburb, where he held the woman against her will for roughly nine hours. 

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU.Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled through Thursday, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said.Johnson has accepted the pitching coach position at LSU, according to a report by on Twitter. LSU spokesman Bill Franques said the Tigers plan to announce a new pitching coach Monday, though he did not identify the hire.The Twins did not confirm Johnson's destination. Further announcements from...

Buxton's RBI triple sparks Twins in 6-3 win vs. Rockies

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton raced around the bases all afternoon Sunday, his worth-the-price-of-admission speed on full display for the Minnesota Twins.The right knee trouble he's been fighting all season sure looked like an afterthought."It's a very fun part of my game," Buxton said, "to be able to hit the ball in the gap and run and get that electricity going throughout the dugout."Buxton had three hits, including an RBI triple for the second straight game, in the Twins' 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies that stretched their division lead ahead of a pivotal series against Cleveland."His stride is really something,"...

Teen pleads guilty in March death of Columbia Heights girl

ANOKA, Minn. -- A Twin Cities teenager pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl, the Anoka County Attorney's office announced.Damico Jamal-Tokyo High shot and killed 15-year-old Derryanna Davis of Columbia Heights in March.High, who was 16 at the time of the crime, admitted that he picked up a handgun and, without checking to see if it was loaded, pulled the trigger while pointing the gun at Davis.The case will be deemed an extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution. High will receive a sentence in juvenile court along with an adult prison sentence. He will serve the prison sentence if he does not fulfill the juvenile sentence, according to the Anoka County Attorney's Office.High will not have to serve a 57-month adult prison sentence as long as he meets the requirements of the Hennepin County juvenile disposition.The Anoka County Attorney's Office charged High by juvenile delinquency petition and sought to have him certified as an adult. The certification request will be rescinded if Hennepin County approves the plea agreement and issues the disposition.
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Guardians enter matchup against the Twins on losing streak

Minnesota Twins (41-33, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (36-32, second in the AL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 46 strikeouts); Guardians: Triston McKenzie (4-5, 3.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 66 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -136, Guardians +115; over/under is 8 runs.

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters march in downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two federal courthouses were the site of two dramatically different responses to a federal court ruling Friday evening, as pro- and anti-abortion rights advocates rallied in Minneapolis and St. Paul.In Minneapolis, hundreds of people marched from the University of Minnesota's campus to the courthouse downtown in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's upheaval of the Roe v. Wade decision."It's been really emotional today, it's devastating, we're going backwards," said Branigan Secraw, who marched with her newborn daughter in tow. "That should not be where we're going."In St. Paul, roughly 100 evangelicals rallied in support of the decision."We're here to...

19-year-old man dies in north Minneapolis shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — A 19-year-old man died early Saturday morning from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis police found him while responding to a ShotSpotter alert. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation near the intersection of Lowry and Aldrich avenues just after midnight on Saturday. Police were soon then told that a 911 caller reported a man was down behind a home on 31st Avenue.

Reports: Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaving for LSU

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson will leave the team to join LSU in the same role, according to multiple reports Sunday evening. Johnson has previous college coaching experience. Before joining the Twins, he served as Arkansas' pitching coach as it reached the College World Series final in 2018. Still,...

Ex-Cop Who Shot Woman Who Called for Help to Be Freed

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor will walk free Monday, having served less than five years for killing a woman who called 911 to report a sexual assault. Noor’s original murder conviction and 12-year sentence was overturned in court in 2019 and he was resentenced for a lesser manslaughter charge. Noor and his partner were responding to a call from Justine Ruszczyk Damond when they heard a loud bang on their car and she ran up to their car window. The 36-year-old cop claims he believed she was a threat, so he fatally shot her. “We’re very disappointed. But we’re not surprised,” Damond’s stepmother Maryan Heffernan said. “We’ve been watching events in Minneapolis from miles away and we’re still bewildered about the charge being dropped and we’re still bewildered about the culture of the Minneapolis Police Department.”

Jason DeRusha Exits WCCO-TV: Where Is the Minneapolis Anchor Going?

Minneapolis has watched Jason DeRusha on their screens for two decades. Now, this veteran journalist is taking his career to a new level. Jason DeRusha announced last month that he is leaving WCCO-TV. Those accustomed to getting all the latest coverage from the anchor naturally had a lot of queries. They want to know where he is going and if he is retiring. Fortunately for his longtime followers, this isn’t the last you’ll see or hear from Jason DeRusha.