Minnesota has gained 4,200 jobs in August, driving down the state's unemployment rate to 4.3 percent. State officials said Thursday that seasonally adjusted unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level in eight years.
Police say two shootings that left one teen dead and two injured in north Minneapolis were related. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday identified the boy who died of multiple gunshot wounds as 17-year-old Jemario Langston.
Minneapolis police have arrested a man who they say hid at a relative's home after fatally stabbing another man. The department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 26-year-old Quanan Machacek on Wednesday after he was charged with first-degree premeditated murder on Friday.
Authorities say one suspect has been arrested in last month's robbery at a craft brewery exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. State Fair police also say a gun allegedly used in the robbery has been recovered.
Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL."
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to New England. But the next day, the team said they would bring him back to play and sponsors reacted swiftly. The Vikings had at least one major sponsorship suspended.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the Vikings' overnight decision to put running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus was the right move. Less than 48 hours after a widely-criticized announcement that Peterson would rejoin the team while addressing a felony child-abuse charge, owners Mark and Zygi Wilf reconsidered and placed the team's star player on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.
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