Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Witness: 3 officers at Floyd killing had duty to intervene

ST. PAUL — Three officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd’s civil rights were trained to use the least amount force necessary and had a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:26 pm

Health Updates

Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA — Early in the pandemic, Ryan Wilson was careful to take precautions — wearing a mask, not really socializing, doing more of his shopping ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:24 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota DFL to allow felons, non-US citizens to caucus

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota DFL Party will allow people without the right to vote to participate in precinct caucuses, party officials said Wednesday. State ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:28 pm

News

AP source: Vikings hire Browns’ Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the process, taking an innovative ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:27 am

News

Gov. Walz reveals $5B spending plan for children, families

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging spending plan that would fund several programs intended to help schools, children and their ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:26 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Prosecutors show video of George Floyd’s last day

ST. PAUL — Prosecutors on Tuesday played videos from the scene of George Floyd’s arrest at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:53 pm

Sports

Wild match franchise goals record in 8-2 win vs Canadiens

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Wild have struck a fresh balance this season. Goals are coming from everywhere in the lineup, an everyman vibe that ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:27 pm

News

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:40 am

News

Minnesota groups unite to oppose marijuana legalization

MINNEAPOLIS — Several businesses, trade groups and social organizations announced the formation of a coalition on Monday opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota as ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 5:54 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota police: Poison gas that killed 7 came from furnace

MOORHEAD — A furnace was the source of carbon monoxide that last month killed seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras living in Minnesota, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, January 24, 2022 9:05 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Trial to begin for former officers accused of violating Floyd’s rights

ST. PAUL — The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights as Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, January 24, 2022 9:48 am

Sports

AP source: Vikings target GM finalists from Browns, Chiefs

EAGAN  — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted two finalists for their general manager job: Cleveland vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kansas City ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, January 21, 2022 9:49 pm

News

Florida man charged after 4 found dead at Canada-US border

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:01 pm

News

Vikings interview Browns’ Cook, Pats’ Wolf for GM job

EAGAN — The Minnesota Vikings completed their first round of general manager interviews Thursday by meeting with Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:35 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

ST. PAUL — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:34 pm

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