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Life Behind Bars for Convicted Cop Killer Brian Fitch Senior

A man accused of killing a police officer in southeastern Minnesota has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Uniformed officers and dozens of others packed into a Dakota County courtroom Wednesday morning where Brian Fitch Sr., was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Photo: Leila Navidi/ Star Tribune
Photo: Leila Navidi/ Star Tribune
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UPDATE: Man Found Dead in Jordan Home Following Shootout

Authorities say a man believed to be the 41-year-old suspect involved in a shootout with St. Louis Park police was found dead inside a home in Jordan. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, a man was found dead early Wednesday morning in the home where police believe David Michael Winters was hiding following a daylong manhunt.

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Minneapolis Jury: Toyota Must Pay $11 Million to Victims of Fatal Crash

A federal jury has ordered Toyota Motor Corp. to pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal wreck after deciding a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partially to blame for the Minnesota crash. The verdict, which also held the driver partially responsible, was announced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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Report Blames Xcel for Nuclear Plant’s Doubled Upgrade Cost

A Minnesota judge says Xcel Energy mismanaged a major renovation of a nuclear power plant in Monticello, finding the utility company at fault for $402 million in cost overruns. The judge who headed a state investigation found Xcel misjudged the project's complexity, which more than doubled its cost.

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