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Officials: Man Shot by Minnesota Police Had Knife

Authorities say a Washington state man who was killed by police on a busy Minnesota freeway was repeatedly stabbing himself in the moments before the shooting, then charged at officers with a knife.

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MNsure Extends Enrollment Deadline to December 31st

Minnesota's health insurance exchange has extended the deadline for a second time to give residents more time to enroll for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1. Minnesotans now have until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 31, to enroll via MNsure.

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Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.

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Minnesota Links Caramel Apples, 2 Listeria Deaths

Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria.The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are warning consumers to wait for more information before eating any pre-packaged, commercially-produced caramel apples, including those topped with nuts, chocolate and sprinkles.

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Dayton Urges Swift Action on Flood-Aid Package

Gov. Mark Dayton says his administration needs Minnesota legislators to quickly approve a relief package for recovery costs related to last summer's severe flooding.

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Zimmerman Students Lose Belongings In School Bus Fire

Students from two elementary schools in Zimmerman safely evacuated a school bus before it caught fire, but many personal belongings, including handmade Christmas presents, were lost.

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Man Shot By Twin Cities Area Police Was Washington High School Senior

A man killed by Minnesota police after an apparent homicide and high-speed chase has been identified as a Washington state high school senior. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner says 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar of Kennewick, Washington, died of blood loss from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Mankato Man Recovering After Severe Brain Injury

A former Minnesota State University linebacker who was gravely injured in a confrontation in a downtown nightlife district last spring says he's getting better day by day.

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Mall of America Urges Demonstators to Take Protest Elsewhere

Mall of America officials are urging organizers of a police brutality protest to take their demonstration elsewhere. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is planning a peaceful gathering of hundreds of people Saturday in the mall's rotunda.

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St. Paul Woman Pleads Guilty to Abusing Puppies

A St. Paul woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after leaving puppies in a dumpster. 47-year-old Anna Robole entered the plea Wednesday. Authorities say two dogs were found in a trash bin behind the Scenic Hills Animal Hospital in May.

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