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# Minnesota

Last year
2022
# Review
Vikings escape Washington upset bid while Bills fall to Jets
Kirk Cousins threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns in a triumphant return.
# Fraud
47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.
All time
# Minnesota
Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals
Winston Boogie Smith Jr died on Thursday night in Minneapolis.
# George Floyd
Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump hailed the three guilty verdicts as a landmark victory for civil rights.
# George Floyd
As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.
# Daunte Wright
Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns
The city’s police chief has said he believes Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser.
# Protests
Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.
# Minnesota
One dead and four injured after man opens fire at medical clinic in the US
It’s believed the culprit – who was later arrested – had a grievance over medical care he’d received.
# last round
American pair hold joint-lead heading into final day at Minnesota
Richy Werenski and Michael Thompson are both two shots clear of South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel.
# George Floyd
George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers
Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.
# New York State
Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man
State governor Andrew Cuomo said of the incident: “What we saw was horrendous and disgusting, and I believe, illegal.”
# black lives matter
Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial
Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.
# George Floyd
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd
The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.
# Minneapolis
Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death
Floyd’s death is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans in the US.
# Minnesota
R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving 17-year-old girl
The charges relate to an alleged incident in 2001.
# Minnesota
Tottenham earn victory over Milan thanks to N'Koudou strike
Gennaro Gattuso’s men created plenty, but the Frenchman struck early in the second half for Spurs.
# mprraccoon
Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown...
The intrepid animal has spent most of the last 24 hours climbing up and down the outside of the UBS Plaza building in St Paul, Minnesota.
# Minnesota
US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims
Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.
# Minnesota
Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed for 6 months
Monalisa Perez believed her boyfriend would be shielded by a thick book as she shot him at close range
# saving lives
A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare
“There are women alive today that would otherwise have died as a result of domestic violence.”
# Minnesota
Two dead and several injured after school explosion in Minneapolis
A gas explosion led to the collapse of the school building.
# Minnesota
US police officer who shot dead Australian woman was startled by a 'loud sound', investigators say
Justine Damond called Minneapolis police on Saturday at around 11:30pm to report a possible assault occurring near her home.
# justine damond
Relatives want answers after Australian woman who called 911 killed by US officer
Reports say that Justine Damond had called to report a sexual assault when she was shot.
# Police Shooting
Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death
The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.
# HAZELTINE
Clarke insists Danny Willett still has a big role to play, despite opening match omission
The Masters champion was at the heart of this week’s controversy.
# Minnesota
IS claims responsibility after man stabs 8 people in shopping mall before being shot dead
An organisation with links to IS said the attacker was “a soldier of the Islamic State”.
# Minnesota
US man admits abducting and killing 11-year-old boy in 1989
Danny Heinrich donned a mask and confronted Jacob Wetterling and his two friends before abducting him.
# Minnesota
The remains of an 11-year-old boy abducted in 1989 have finally been found
Jacob Wetterling was with his brother and friend when taken by a masked gunman.
# genetic tests
Two more people have come forward claiming to be heirs to Prince
Prince died suddenly on April 21 and had no recognised children or will even though his estate may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
# Unlicenced driver
A dog 'drove' its owner's truck over a tree and into a car
It appears the Labrador put the idling truck into gear.
# freezing
It's so cold in this US city that everyone is quite literally freezing their pants off
The trend was started back in 2013.
# frozen pants
It's so cold in this US city that everyone is quite literally freezing their pants off
Aw, you guys.
# Minneapolis
Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot by "three white men"
None suffered life-threatening injuries.
# Minnesota
Woman arrested for telling neighbour "your children look delicious"
She says the children were leaving things on her porch.
# rsvp'd off
Couple sent bill after bailing on friend's wedding at the last minute
“Reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated.”
# trophy hunting
Dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work amid angry protest scenes
A group of protesters gathered outside his office.
# hung up on you
A weatherman found a coat hanger still in his suit jacket live on air
It could happen to the best of us. Probably.
# altared states
This entire wedding party fell into a lake, and it was all caught on slow-mo video
Til manky water do us part.
# season of giving
Man arrested for flinging money from 4th floor of shopping centre
The Black Friday shoppers were treated to a snowstorm of cash.
# Child Abuse
Irish priest accused of child sex abuse in US
The allegations relate to 81-year-old Father Cornelius Kelleher’s time as a Catholic pastor in Minnesota between 1975 and 1986.