Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

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Inflation hovers over shoppers out seeking deals on Black Friday

NEW YORK — Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 25, 2022 5:53 pm

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Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 25, 2022 3:59 pm

Sports

Cousins, Vikings rebound from blowout to beat Patriots 33-26

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have quickly become a confident and resilient team under rookie coach Kevin O’Connell and his staff, and they sure showed ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 25, 2022 11:56 am

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After midterms, states weighing abortion protections, bans

MINNEAPOLIS — Democrats hope to use their newfound political control in some states to guarantee that women have access to abortion, while some GOP strongholds may ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:28 am

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Iowa jury gives $27 million verdict in misdiagnosed flu case

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a Des Moines medical clinic after a man with bacterial meningitis ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:39 pm

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Minnesota State Fair GM Hammer says he’ll step down

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair will get a new general manager with Jerry Hammer’s announcement that he’s stepping down after 26 years in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:55 pm

Sports

Towns scores 25, Wolves hold on against Heat for 105-101 win

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and Anthony Edwards scored 10 of his 22 in the third quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:46 pm

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Vikings eager to work after being exposed by Cowboys

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL this season is as competitive as ever, with all-time record rates of close games and comeback wins. Only a scant few ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:19 am

Health Updates

Pfizer booster spurs immune response to new omicron subtypes

Pfizer said Friday that its updated COVID-19 booster may offer some protection against newly emerging omicron mutants even though it’s not an exact match. Americans ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 18, 2022 2:36 pm

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Minnesota health commissioner, 3 cabinet members quitting

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, who faced the difficult task of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, will not seek reappointment to the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:23 pm

Sports

2020 Olympic champ Sunisa Lee of Minnesota to make a run at Paris 2024

AUBURN, Ala. — Sunisa Lee is going to make another run at Olympic glory. The 2020 women’s all-around gymnastics champion announced Tuesday that she will ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:16 pm

Sports

Surging Vikings get yet another stellar show from Jefferson

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have leaned on their late-game resilience on a weekly basis this season, a trait that’s as vital as ever in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:15 pm

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Walz says Minnesota Legislature could legalize pot in 2023

ST. PAUL — The chances for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota got a huge boost from the Democratic sweep in the state’s elections, and Gov. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 11, 2022 5:00 pm

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Minnesota Lottery: Verification issue caused Powerball delay

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lottery said Thursday that a technical issue with its two-tiered verification process was to blame for the unprecedented delay in this ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 11, 2022 5:55 am

Elections & Campaigns

Red wave? In Minnesota, Dems ride blue wave to control gov’t

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats defied expectations in a midterm election that had been expected to go well for Republicans, winning the governor’s race and completing a trifecta ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:07 am

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