MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting on the city's north side. The police department's shot spotter system alerted offices to gunfire about 5 a.m. Thursday. A male victim was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center where he died. Police spokesman Scott Seroka says no one is in custody.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A GOP-sponsored bill aligning Minnesota's tax code to sweeping federal changes will head to the House floor. The House proposal cleared its final committee Wednesday and includes modest income tax rate cuts and a slight increase to the standard deduction. The proposal would also result in tax increases for some 180,000 Minnesotans.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible assault intends to plead not guilty. Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July. Court documents filed Wednesday show he'll plead not guilty at his May 8 court appearance. The documents also say Noor intends to present self-defense and reasonable force defenses.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker has finished a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest inaction on gun control legislation. Rep. Erin Maye Quade said Wednesday that her overnight protest underscores the growing frustration and urgency for lawmakers to act on gun control proposals before the legislative session ends in less than a month. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says some lawmakers are working behind the scenes on small changes that could gain Republican support.
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