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Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

Cops, Courts & Fires

Floyd’s cause of death, ex-cop’s force will be keys at trial

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, March 7, 2021 4:46 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers, days before a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:32 pm

News

Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passage

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition on Saturday, moving President Joe Biden closer to a milestone political victory that ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:02 pm

News

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:10 am

Sports

Vikings GM: ‘Cousins is our quarterback’

MINNEAPOLIS — The quarterback carousel has begun to spin around the NFL for the second straight offseason, with even the slight potential of further movement ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:12 pm

Sports

Fleury earns 11th win of the season, Las Vegas tops Minnesota, 5-1

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault goal in the second period was the winner, Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:12 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 11:41 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

$1M for Minneapolis fences, barricades for Floyd death trial

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials will spend at least $1 million to put up fences and other barricades ahead of the trial for ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 11:18 am

News

Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate steered on Friday toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:59 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes

MINNEAPOLIS — As the trial approaches for a white Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, prosecutors are putting the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:39 pm

News

Senate begins considering Democrats’ $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:36 pm

News

High school tournament spectators limited to 250 people

MINNEAPOLIS — Crowds at most high school tournament games and events this month and next will be limited to 250 people, according to the Minnesota ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:55 am

News

Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:52 am

Health Updates

Minnesota gets its first doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

MINNEAPOLIS  — Minnesota state and health officials on Wednesday celebrated the arrival of the first shipments of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:09 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:07 pm

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