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Officials Close Minneapolis Southwest High School Over ‘Credible Threat’

A high school in Minneapolis will be closed Wednesday after officials say they received a credible threat. Principal Bill Smith said Tuesday night in a notification to the Southwest High School community that officials decided to close the following day to ensure the safety of students and staff.

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UPDATE: New Hope City Hall Gunman Clashed with Authorities

Authorities say two police officers are out of the hospital after being wounded in a confrontation outside a suburban Minneapolis City Council meeting that ended with the suspect being killed. The Hennepin County sheriff's office identifies the officers as Joshua Eernisse and Beau Schoenhard.

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Dayton Discusses Funding for the U of M and MnSCU

Governor Mark Dayton says he won't discuss extra spending on MnSCU until it works out an internal dispute. He did touch on funding for the University of Minnesota, proposing $62.6 million in extra spending over the next two years.

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Peijan Hodges, Hennepin County Jail
Peijan Hodges, Hennepin County Jail
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Man Admits to Sexual Assaults in Minneapolis Parking Lot

A 22-year-old Farmington man has admitted to sexually assaulting two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday that Peijan Hodges has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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UPDATE: Eagan Boy Fatally Shot By Older Brother During Game

Eagan police say a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 15-year-old brother while the two played "cops and robbers." Police and paramedics responded to the home Sunday morning after the 15-year-old reported his brother was unresponsive and bleeding.

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Photo courtesy of the Clark County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office
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UPDATE: Friends Were Flying Plane to Alaska when it Crashed in Wisconsin

Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot's father. Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people involved in Monday's crash in central Wisconsin.

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