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MINNEAPOLIS — The Trump administration on Thursday lifted a roadblock to copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota, reversing a decision made in the final days of the Obama administration. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 630 words, photos.
MINNEAPOLIS — Training officers voiced concerns about a Minneapolis police officer’s fitness for duty long before he fatally shot an Australian woman who had dialed 911 to report a possible assault, prosecutors say. A court filing from prosecutors also says that Mohamed Noor pointed a gun at a motorist’s head just two months before he fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017. SENT: 695 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Signs appeared around Atlantic City Thursday criticizing Minnesotan Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America Organization, as “so fake” and a bully hours before the second night of preliminary competition was to take place. They reference claims from the outgoing Miss America, Cara Mund, who said that Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper bullied and silenced her during her reign, which ends Sunday. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 460 words, photos. Will be updated following conclusion of second night of preliminaries around 8:30 p.m. CDT.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota State Fair officials say it’s possible to make room for even more people at the event that continues to set attendance records. Attendance last month topped 2 million for the first time in the fair’s history. SENT: 300 words.
CYBER THREATS-STALKING, MINNESOTA FREEZE, BOUNDARY WATERS-MINING, MINNESOTA FLOODING-DISASTER DECLARATION
MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star. SENT: 450 words, photos.
BIG TEN THIS WEEK
The Big Ten’s game of the week pits Colorado against Nebraska. The teams battled each other as Big 12 rivals until 2010. It’s also the one-week-late debut of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.
BIG TEN-FIRED-UP FOES
Penn State-Pittsburgh and Iowa State-Iowa are among the in-state non-conference battles in the Big Ten this week. The ones involving directional schools — Western Michigan at Michigan and Western Illinois at Illinois — aren’t to be forgotten. Those games create lifetime memories for the underdogs, win or lose, and the favorites must be on guard. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 880 words, photos.
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