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Kimberly Potter trial: With jury set, court turns to opening statements

Kimberly Potter trial: With jury set, court turns to opening statements

Two views of the Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright will collide in opening statements at her manslaughter trial. The defense claims that Kimberly Potter made an innocent mistake by pulling her handgun instead of her Taser when she shot Wright in April as he sought to pull away from a traffic stop. The prosecution will portray a veteran officer who had undergone extensive training that warned against such a mix-up. 

Video captures enormous bear in northern Minnesota

Video captures enormous bear in northern Minnesota

Researchers in northern Minnesota captured a video of an enormous black bear this fall, weighing an estimated 700 pounds. Ironically, bears in the state tend to grow bigger in years with poor supplies of natural food.

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Kimberly Potter trial: Emotions high as video of Wright killing plays in court

Kimberly Potter trial: Emotions high as video of Wright killing plays in court

Opening statements and early witnesses brought intensity and drama to the courtroom Wednesday. Jurors saw police bodycam and dashcam video, including Potter shooting Wright, the chaotic aftermath and his mother’s emotional arrival at the scene.

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The Knights celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas album

The Knights celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas album

In this week’s New Classical Tracks, conductor Eric Jacobson and violinist Christina Courtin collaborate with their orchestra, the Knights, for the new album ‘Before Christmas.’ Enter for a chance to win a CD!

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Vote now: The Current's Top 89 of 2021 ballot is live!

Vote now: The Current's Top 89 of 2021 ballot is live!

What were your favorite songs of 2021? Choose your favorites on the ballot and help decide what makes it into the Top 89 Countdown on December 31.