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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial today in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra has canceled its concerts through Nov. 25 as a lockout of musicians takes effect. The cancellations announced Monday affect 17 performances starting Oct. 18. Ticketholders will be notified by phone and in writing about obtaining refunds or exchanging tickets for future performances. Management and musicians failed to reach a new agreement Sunday before the old contract expired at midnight.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police plan to release a timeline Monday showing what happened when a fired employee went on a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis company. Chief Tim Dolan tells WCCO Radio three distinct areas at Accent Signage Systems were affected when 36-year-old Andrew Engeldinger began shooting Thursday, killing five people, including founder Reuven Rahamim, before killing himself. Dolan says it's clear people in the affected areas had little idea of what was happening elsewhere in the building.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The group promoting a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota is debuting its first two TV ads of a heated campaign. One 30-second ad debuting Monday morning on TV stations statewide argues it's important to keep the traditional definition of marriage between opposite sex couples only. The other, mentions several ways that definition could be changed through judicial or legal means.
ISANTI, Minn. (AP) — Charges are expected this week against a man accused of shooting another man in the face outside the Isanti Police Department. Officers say an apparent road rage incident on Highway 65 near the station prompted the shooting. Authorities say the altercation involved two motorcyclists and a man driving a car. Police didn't say who called for help, but they ended up in the police station's parking lot about 4 p.m. Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't stop Minnesota from blocking its judicial candidates from endorsing candidates in other elections and soliciting campaign contributions.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Orchestra musicians have not been notified of a lockout by management, but that could change. Orchestra management and musicians failed to reach a new contract agreement during negotiations Sunday. And no new talks are scheduled. Management said last week it would lock musicians out once the contract expired at midnight if musicians didn't accept a final offer.
CHICAGO (AP) — A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation. An Iranian news agency picked up — as fact — a story from the paper about a supposed survey showing an overwhelming majority of rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Barack Obama. But it was made up, like everything in the just-for-laughs newspaper, which is headquartered in Chicago.
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities drilled through concrete and removed two samples of wet soil and clay in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975. There was no visible sign of human remains, but test results could be ready by Monday, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. “We're not sure if anything is down there. That's what this is all about,” Berlin said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say the gunman who killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign company had been fired hours before the attack. Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan told a Friday afternoon news conference that the gunman in Thursday's attack was 36-year-old Andrew J. Engeldinger of Minneapolis. Engeldinger opened fire Thursday afternoon at Accent Signage Systems. He was among five people found dead at the scene of the small sign-making company on the city's north side. Police say he killed himself after the attack.