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Man Accused of Holding Ex-Girlfriend Captive, Assaulting Her

Authorities say a woman whose ex-boyfriend held her hostage and assaulted her convinced him she needed to go to the library in St. Paul where she secretly called police.

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Minnesota Trooper Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he touched two women inappropriately at his northern Minnesota home. Forty-four-year-old Todd Lindstrom of Hibbing has been placed paid leave.

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Woman Sentenced in Aunt’s Stabbing Death in NE Minnesota

A judge has sentenced a Brookston woman to 25 1/2 years in prison for the stabbing death of her aunt.

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Two Women Harassed By Teague Come Forward, Ask Now For Privacy

Two women who were sexually harassed by the University of Minnesota's former athletics director have come forward. The university identified the women in a joint statement Thursday as Erin Dady (DAY'-dee) and Ann Aronson. Both are high-level administrators at the school.

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UPDATE: Minneapolis Inspectors Seek Cause of Club Ceiling Collapse

Building inspectors are at a landmark Minneapolis nightclub where part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. Officials say three people were hurt when a 30-by-30 foot section fell at First Avenue on Wednesday night.

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Eagan Robotics Team Headed For International Competition

A robotics team from Eagan will represent the U.S. in international competition in China. The team of seven girls made it to the World Adolescent Robotics Competition in Missouri last year where they were invited to apply for competition this year in Beijing.

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Dayton to Lawmakers: Decide Soon on Aid to Mille Lacs Lake

Gov. Mark Dayton says lawmakers need to decide whether they'll hold a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake area businesses. A working group of lawmakers was meeting for a third time Thursday. The group is weighing how best to help resorts around Mille Lacs struggling after the state closed walleye fishing season early this month.

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Beer of Champions? Wheaties Teams Up with Brewery

These Wheaties may not be so good with milk. Wheaties says it's partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer. The 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General Mills.

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Jesse Ventura Roots for Trump, Open to Being Running Mate

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he hopes Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president and would be open to running as his vice president. The former pro wrestler's support for Trump comes despite some major political differences, including immigration.

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Cat Video Festival Draws 13,000 to St. Paul Baseball Stadium

An annual festival for cat videos has drawn thousands of feline fanatics to a St. Paul baseball stadium. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said 13,000 people were at CHS Field on Wednesday night for the fourth year of the Internet Cat Video Festival.

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