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Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Trucker who drove into Floyd protest could have charges drop

MINNEAPOLIS — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd’s death ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 18, 2021 2:38 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Protests continue at Minnesota Line 3 oil pipeline project

PARK RAPIDS — Opponents of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project in northwestern Minnesota continued their protests this week by disrupting traffic in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 18, 2021 11:24 am

Health Updates

Counties with lower COVID-19 vaccinations have higher cases

MINNEAPOLIS — State health officials say a handful of Minnesota counties with low COVID-19 vaccination rates have slightly higher cases of the coronavirus. Among the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 18, 2021 11:22 am

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Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:13 am

Health Updates

Minnesota reaches vaccination mark of 3 million residents

ST. PAUL — Minnesota has reached 3 million residents who’ve had at least one COVID-19 shot, health officials said Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:56 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death should not be granted a new trial, because ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:54 pm

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Landlords sue to force end to Minnesota eviction moratorium

ST. PAUL — A group representing Minnesota landlords announced a lawsuit Tuesday to force an end to the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Tim Walz, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:34 pm

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Minnesota lawmakers convene special session to finish budget

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers returned to unfinished business at the Capitol on Monday as they convened for a special session to finalize a two-year ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:28 am

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Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators’ key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:33 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

MINNEAPOLIS — A woman was killed and another person was injured after being struck by a car during a protest in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood where ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, June 14, 2021 8:26 am

Health Updates

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, June 14, 2021 8:24 am

Gophers/NCAA

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:45 pm

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Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

MILWAUKEE — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 11, 2021 1:48 pm

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Minnesota State Fair set to return in August

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair is back. The fair was canceled last year amid COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing recommendations. But fair ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:44 pm

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Small Minneapolis event eyes Klobuchar to help stop Line 3

MINNEAPOLIS — About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park Thursday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office to promote shutting down reconstruction of ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:34 am

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