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Minnesota: State of the United States of America
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

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Trump administration opens up Minnesota wilderness area to copper mining

The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday renewed two mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Wilderness area in Minnesota, opening the popular wilderness and recreation area up to copper mining..
Reuters - Published

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse

A lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota seeks to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims, through Minnesota church officials, to the Vatican, with claims made by three brothers who were..
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Minnesota

U.S. Interior Department Opens Minnesota Wilderness To Copper Mining [Video]U.S. Interior Department Opens Minnesota Wilderness To Copper Mining

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the US Interior Department renewed two mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Wilderness area in Minnesota, a key to step to opening the popular..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Stiff Upper Lip: Man Pleads Guilty To Using Corpse To Fake His Own Death [Video]Stiff Upper Lip: Man Pleads Guilty To Using Corpse To Fake His Own Death

In 2011, a corpse carrying Minnesota resident Igor Vorotinov’s passport and other identifying documents was found on the side of a Moldovan road. According to Newser, a funeral was held for Vorotinov..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Former Minnesota cop found guilty of murder [Video]Former Minnesota cop found guilty of murder

A former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday was found guilty of murder for fatally shooting an Australian woman from his patrol car while responding to her 2017 report of a possible sexual assault..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Klobuchar Released 12-Years Of Tax Returns [Video]Klobuchar Released 12-Years Of Tax Returns

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for president in 2020. She recently released 12 years of her tax returns. Klobuchar's tax returns and recent Senate financial disclosures reveal that while she's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Boy Who Got Thrown Off Minnesota's Mall Of America Balcony Now Conscious, Alert [Video]Boy Who Got Thrown Off Minnesota's Mall Of America Balcony Now Conscious, Alert

The boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota’s Mall of America by a stranger is no longer in critical condition. According to Reuters, his family says they hope five-year-old Landen Hoffman..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Ex-Minnesota Cop Denied Shooting Australian Woman Was An Overreaction [Video]Ex-Minnesota Cop Denied Shooting Australian Woman Was An Overreaction

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a former Minnesota policeman on trial for murder denied overreacting when he fatally shot an Australian woman who approached his patrol car in a dark alley...

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Ex-Minnesota Policeman Claims He Shot Australian Woman To Protect His Partner [Video]Ex-Minnesota Policeman Claims He Shot Australian Woman To Protect His Partner

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, an ex-Minnesota policeman on trial for murder said that he opened fire on an unarmed Australian woman who approached his car to protect his partner who..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Ex-cop tells court why he shot Australian Justine Damond [Video]Ex-cop tells court why he shot Australian Justine Damond

Former Minnesota policeman Mohamed Noor takes the stand in Minnesota in his own defense. Noor was charged with murder after he shot Australian Justine Damond through the window of his patrol car in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Flooding Stalls Shipments In Latest Blow To U.S. Farmers [Video]Flooding Stalls Shipments In Latest Blow To U.S. Farmers

According to a report by Reuters, farm supplier CHS has dozens of loaded barges trapped on the flooded Mississippi River near St. Louis, roughly 500 miles from the company's two Minnesota distribution..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

The Digital Equity Act [Video]The Digital Equity Act

According to Broadcasting & Cable, A trio of Senate Democrats have launched the latest legislative effort to close the digital divide, this one aimed at funding state and community group efforts. Sens...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Trump Says He Has No Regrets About Attacking Ilhan Omar [Video]Trump Says He Has No Regrets About Attacking Ilhan Omar

President Donald Trump said he has no regrets about a recent video attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar, arguing that the Minnesota Democrat is "extremely unpatriotic." Trump was asked after a rally on Tuesday..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Trump says U.S. will win China trade war 'either way' [Video]Trump says U.S. will win China trade war 'either way'

U.S. President Donald Trump says he believes the United States would emerge from its trade dispute with China as a winner, no matter what happens. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:20Published

Ilhan Omar's Supporters Rally Outside Trump's Minnesota Event [Video]Ilhan Omar's Supporters Rally Outside Trump's Minnesota Event

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar rallied outside a Minnesota business visited by Donald Trump. Trump recently said the Muslim-American lawmaker is an “out of control” purveyor of “hate”..

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Trump Goes After Ilhan Omar Again [Video]Trump Goes After Ilhan Omar Again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an “out of control” purveyor of “hate” speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Trump Wishes No Harm On Ilhan Omar [Video]Trump Wishes No Harm On Ilhan Omar

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at an event in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump did not wish any..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Stranger Throws Child Inside Mall of America [Video]Stranger Throws Child Inside Mall of America

Newser.com recently wrote, "A man accused of pushing or throwing a child from a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America had twice been ordered to stay away from the mall." His name is..

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Midwest Snowstorms Could Slow Down Spring Flooding [Video]Midwest Snowstorms Could Slow Down Spring Flooding

The newest batch of Midwest snow could improve some flood situations in the short term. Damage from floodwaters has already cost billions.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Bomb Cyclone Blasts Through Great Plains, Stoking Fears Of More Flooding [Video]Bomb Cyclone Blasts Through Great Plains, Stoking Fears Of More Flooding

Reuters reports a “bomb cyclone” blizzard swept out of the Rockies into the Great Plains on Wednesday. Warm spring temperatures on Tuesday gave way to heavy snow, gale-force winds and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Blizzard Bears Down As Plains Continue To Reel From Flooding [Video]Blizzard Bears Down As Plains Continue To Reel From Flooding

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a powerful April blizzard threatened the north-central part of the United States, as it pushed east across the Rockies and into the Plains states,..

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U.S. Farmers, Reeling From Severe Floods, Face New Storm [Video]U.S. Farmers, Reeling From Severe Floods, Face New Storm

According to a report by Reuters, as US farmers continue to sift through damage left by a storm that flooded over a million acres of crop land, now face a blizzard just ahead of planting season. On..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Ex-Minneapolis Police Faces Murder Charges [Video]Ex-Minneapolis Police Faces Murder Charges

Reuters reports that the murder trial of former police officer Mohamed Noor will begin on Tuesday. Minnesota prosecutors will argue that Noor committed murder when he shot Australian national Justine..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Virginia Wins First National Title [Video]Virginia Wins First National Title

MINNEAPOLIS - Virginia went to overtime to put away Texas Tech 85-77 and win the college basketball national championship Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. Apr 8, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Virginia..

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Another family sues Boeing in U.S. [Video]Another family sues Boeing in U.S.

The family of 29-year-old newly-wed Mucaad Abdalla, who was killed in last month's Ethopian Airlines 737 MAX crash, is suing Boeing in the U.S., according to the family's lawyer Nomi Husain and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Feds Arrest Man Who Threatened To Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar [Video]Feds Arrest Man Who Threatened To Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar

A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington, DC,..

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Five U.S. abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator priests

Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities..
Reuters - Published

Man pleads guilty to tossing boy off Minnesota mall balcony

A man who admitted hurling a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempted murder, agreeing to a 19-year prison sentence.
Reuters - Published

Liberians grapple with potential loss of U.S. legal status

As snow blanketed African markets, churches and graves in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in February, members of the Liberian community were praying fervently that this would not be their last winter in the..
Reuters - Published

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