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Wild Trade for Leopold, Steward Before NHL Deadline

The Minnesota Wild have acquired players for the stretch run, dealing for defenseman Jordan Leopold and right wing Chris Stewart before the NHL's trade deadline. The moves were made Monday, when the trading period for the season expired.

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Franken Skipping Netanyahu Speech

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday. Franken, who is Jewish, said the event has become a "partisan spectacle" in part because House Speaker John Boehner arranged it without first advising President Barack Obama.

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Blog Posts Accuse 2 MnSCU College Presidents of Plagiarism

Two Minnesota community college presidents in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System are denying allegations of plagiarism made against them in the past month on a blog.

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No Jail Time for Nelson in Assault on Ex-Football Player

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson won't serve any jail time for an assault that seriously injured a former Minnesota State football player.

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Fewer Gun Permits Issued in 2014 As Overall Number Rises

Minnesota authorities issued about 41,000 permits to carry guns last year, down more than 30 percent from the year before.

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Vikings Have Had ‘Open Dialogue’ With Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have been taking advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman said Monday the organization has had "open dialogue" with the star running back since the NFL tabled his suspension and returned him to the special exempt list where he spent much of the 2014 season while the child abuse case he was involved in played out in court.

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Como Zoo in St. Paul Has New Baby Gorilla

Como Zoo in St. Paul has a new baby western lowland gorilla. The female gorilla was born at about five pounds in the evening of Feb. 22 to first-time mother Dara.

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Bakk: Hold Back Some of Surplus in Case of Tax-Lawsuit Loss

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he's reluctant to use Minnesota's projected $1.87 billion surplus entirely because of a tax lawsuit that would be costly if the state loses. Bakk wouldn't say Monday how large of a cushion his Democratic caucus would try to set aside, but said it is essential to prepare for the potential $700 million exposure.

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Minnesota, Wisconsin Try to Reboot Income Tax Reciprocity

State tax officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin say they're working to reinstate a system that allowed 80,000 people who work across their shared border to file one state income tax return. Under the reciprocity system that began in 1968, Wisconsin made payments to Minnesota to make up for what border-crossing Wisconsin residents would have given to Minnesota in taxes.

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Lake Superior Ice Caves Prove Popular Again

The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year. The caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands attracted nearly 12,000 people this weekend.

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