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Builders Association Sues Over Sprinkler Mandate

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is suing the state over a new sprinkler mandate. The law which took effect Saturday requires a sprinkler system for all new homes that are 4,500 square feet or larger.

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Police, Burnsville School Warns of Possible Abduction Attempt

Police and the local school district are warning parents of a possible child abduction attempt in Burnsville. A police report says a 6-year-old girl was standing at her school bus stop Tuesday morning when she was approached by a man in a silver compact car with white letters on the passenger side.

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Itasca County Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Infant Son

A 38-year-old Itasca County man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection with the death of his three-month-old son. Emery James Jenkins was charged last week with two counts of first-degree murder, in addition to an initial count of second-degree murder.

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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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Dayton Calls for Rail Tax Changes, Fees to Fund Upgrades

Gov. Mark Dayton says railroad companies need to pay more to ensure Minnesota communities can handle increased train traffic. The Democratic governor is proposing updating how the state taxes railroad companies to include train cars and bridges.

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1 Hurt, House Destroyed in Bemidji House Explosion

One person has been injured in an explosion that destroyed a house in Beltrami County. The Bemidji Fire Department says the explosion Monday night appears to be accidental and related to a propane gas leak in the house in Grant Valley Township.

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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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Police: Man Fatally Shoots Himself Outside Roseville School

Authorities say a 48-year-old man shot and killed himself outside of a Montessori school in Roseville. Police were called Monday afternoon to Hand in Hand Christian Montessori School following a report of a shot fired through a window in the school's kitchen.

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