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Sayles Belton was appointed by Mayor Jacob Frey to replace Barbara Butts Williams, who stepped down before her term ended.
Prosecutors also already have filed notice with the court that they will seek a longer than normal sentence for James D. Blue, 51, because of the nature of the alleged crime.
Vikings are planning a reopening celebration sans vaccine or mask requirements.
Charges allege Chauvin held the teenager down until he passed out in 2017
Decision could cut 8 years from sentence of ex-Mpls. officer, affect other cases.
Some lawyers said third-degree murder can't be used against four former officers in pending cases.
Potter's lawyers say she clearly attempted to use her Taser, not kill Wright after traffic stop.
Jamie Anderson is overseeing the continuing dispute over the Minneapolis police ballot question
Nicholas Kraus is accused of driving into protesters after law enforcement shooting of Winston Boogie Smith.
Kevin Nedrick has been suspended from the Gophers track and field team since his arrest a year ago.
Olympic wrestling gold medalist Gable Steveson returned for a celebration in the high school gym where just three years ago he would have been sitting among the school's 1,600 students.
Ramsey County judge denied the group's request for a temporary order.
Lawyers for Kimberly Potter wanted to know if additional charges would be filed.
Ukrainian native came for treatment when he was 6, stayed a lifetime
The woman was arrested in connection with the indictment of state Republican activist Tony Lazzaro.
The parents of Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman spoke publicly for the first time since the fatal crash. Their grief is compounded by disbelief that their sons' lives ended after a brief ride with a reckless stranger.
James D. Blue will appear in court Sept. 8 in the death of Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman.
Gable Steveson, whose stunning comeback won the heavyweight wrestling gold medal in Tokyo, touched down in the Twin Cities late Sunday with a giant smile on his face and a shiny gold medal around his neck.
Kimberly Potter, who faces a manslaughter charge, had objected to cameras in the courtroom.
He was a longtime adviser to Vice President Hubert Humphrey and a consultant for numerous candidates for local, state and federal offices.
Plea deal means no new trial and no more jail time for Minneapolis man
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman had asked the state to take another look at fatal 2013 shooting by Minneapolis police.
Creation of the Force Investigations Unit remains controversial.
Target Field and the Twins have agreed to split the cost of the biggest maintenance project yet at the ballpark, now playing host to its 12th season.
Prosecutors are seeking to allow audio, video livestream of courtroom
Judge Peter Cahill said he no longer has jurisdiction, rejects state's claims about evidence of trauma
At parks, pools and parades, Minnesotans and their families gathered for summer fun after the isolation of the pandemic.
Ongoing construction on the building includes replacing 35,000 zinc panels.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd. The court heard victim-impact statements from four members of Floyd's family, and Chauvin gave brief remarks.
The ex-officer's trial and the pandemic caused the Minnesota Supreme Court to see the benefits of cameras in the courtroom and to reconsider the state's long-standing ban.
New nonprofit working to bring more national sports events to Twin Cities.
Bogdan Vechirko of Otsego was charged with a felony and a gross misdemeanor last fall. The charges will be dropped if he remains law-abiding for the next year, by an agreement with Hennepin County prosecutors.
Once the Olympic trials wrap up this weekend in Omaha, the pool will have a second act as the star attraction in the renovation of an old north Minneapolis book bindery into an aquatic center.
Hennepin County should do more to track who serves, increase pool, lawyer argues.
The 66-year-old driver crossed the highway and was struck by a minivan.
Authorities said there is no video of the shooting of the man identified as Winston Boogie Smith, 32, in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Grief mixed with anger for his family.
Chauvin obeyed all court orders after he bonded out of jail before trial, showing his amenability to probation, his attorney argued.
Federal Appeals Court revives claim involving 2016 sexual assault investigation
Man arrived at hospital after reports of shots fired.
Man was wanted on suspicion of shooting another man earlier in the day inside an apartment.
No charges have been filed in the case and police continue investigating
Two newspaper stories described the possibility of federal charges for four former Minneapolis officers.
State accuses former Minneapolis cop's lawyer of bad faith argument.
Vikings' stadium operator pays less over a longer period but will get locked in for a longer term.
The mayor says he wants to end traffic stops for low-level offenses and increase funding for police overtime and for the Office of Violence Prevention. He still needs council approval for his plans.
Vote comes a year after the board balked at $2-plus million cost, gave workers a floating holiday
Announcement comes days after Gov. Tim Walz says normal Fair is possible in August.
Floyd was "particularly vulnerable" and treated with "particular cruelty," prosecutors argued.
Headquarters will be moving from Stevens Point, Wis., to Twin Cities, a "hotbed" for the sport
Ballpark authority agreed to spend $200K on project to replace glass images.
Three former police officers charged with aiding and abetting murder, manslaughter
A masked Derek Chauvin showed no visible emotion as Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict on each count. Cahill said sentencing would be in roughly eight weeks.
The bystander video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds gave prosecutors a star witness for the Hennepin…
Once the jury left the courtroom for the day, an attorney for Derek Chauvin called for a mistrial, citing immense media exposure, particularly a comment by Rep. Maxine Waters. Judge Peter Cahill denied the motion.
Here's a look at the charges against Chauvin and what prosecutors must prove in order to convict.
The prosecution, which goes first and gets a brief rebuttal by special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell after the defense, carries the bigger burden and has much more ground to cover.
Former officer Derek Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
Dr. David Fowler said Floyd's manner of death was "undetermined," due to a combination of factors.
Police trainer Barry Brodd said George Floyd was resisting arrest and struggled with officers.
At the start of the third week of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Philonise Floyd spoke of George's devotion to their mother, saying, "He loved her so dearly."
Dr. Andrew Baker stood by his initial findings after George Floyd's death in afternoon testimony at Derek Chauvin's trial, after three other medical experts.
Dr. Andrew Baker's findings are at odds with a prosecution expert who said Floyd died from a lack of oxygen.
Dr. Martin Tobin, a Chicago physician who has written textbooks and specialized in respiratory and critical care medicine for decades said Floyd "died from a low level of oxygen."
A medical expert testified in the Derek Chauvin murder trial that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen late last spring as the now-fired Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd's neck. Testimony resumes Friday morning.
Three forensic scientists testified Wednesday for the prosecution about the process of gathering and testing evidence from George Floyd's vehicle and a squad car.
Two scientists with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and a third scientist from a Pennsylvania lab rounded out the day's prosecution witnesses. Testimony concluded about 4:45 p.m., with proceedings set to resume Thursday.
Derek Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, pressed the claim that a hostile crowd distracted Chauvin and prevented a proper diagnosis or aid.
Also Tuesday, a Minneapolis police lieutenant in charge of use-of-force training said that putting a knee on a suspect's neck is not a tactic officers are taught.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that fired officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force and defied his own training when he knelt on George Floyd's neck as Floyd pleaded for his life.
Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, who classified George Floyd's death as murder and fired Derek Chauvin, took the stand Monday.
Two police officials testified about taking control of the scene outside Cup Foods, then handing over to the BCA. Lt. Richard Zimmerman said to put a knee on the neck of someone in handcuffs would fall under the most extreme level of force.
Minneapolis' most senior police officer testified that Derek Chauvin putting his knee on a handcuffed George Floyd's neck during his arrest last spring was "totally unnecessary."
David Pleoger testified that the fired officer told him that George Floyd was being "crazy" and wouldn't get in car. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher pressed Pleoger on whether Chauvin's force was appropriate.
Asked whether Chauvin mentioned any use of force, David Pleoger said he recalled, "I don't believe so."
The prosecution played into evidence footage from all four body cameras of ex-Minneapolis cops, with George Floyd's moans of pain, calls for help and cries of "I can't breathe."