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Chaska Man Mistakenly Declared Dead By Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service is apologizing after it erroneously declared a Chaska man dead. Jason Gerling, who injured his spine some two decades ago, says his mom got a shock when her letter to him was returned with the word "deceased" on it.

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First Lady To Rally Voters In Minneapolis

First lady Michelle Obama is the latest prominent figure to come through Minnesota to fire up Democrats. Obama was to appear at a Minneapolis high school Tuesday afternoon for a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken, who are seeking re-election.

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Early Autopsy Results Show Austin Doctor Crashed

Preliminary autopsy results show an Austin doctor died after crashing his bike while wearing a helmet. Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger said Monday that 72-year-old Dr. Richard Schindler's bike crashed Saturday morning on an unpaved bike path near Riverland Community College.

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Cities Face Truck Shortage For Road Salt

Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season. Curt Yoakum of the state Administration Department says one of three vendors the state contracts with is having trouble getting salt to customers as construction runs late following a wet spring.

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Man Takes Deal In Mankato Officer Ear-Poking Case

A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge. Twenty-four-year-old Riley Swearingen pleaded guilty to disruptive intoxication Monday.

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Man Dies After Being Buried In Ditch

Authorities say a 78-year-old man is dead after being accidentally buried in a drainage ditch in Carver County. Sheriff Jim Olson says his office was called to the accident in Dahlgren Township just after 2 p.m. Sunday.

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2 Men Plead Guilty In Minneapolis Fatal Crashes

Two men have pleaded guilty in separate drunken driving crashes in Minneapolis that each resulted in a death. Fifty-year-old John Iverson of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide for driving his van on Feb. 3 after drinking heavily at a bar and killing a bicyclist.

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Former Chiropractor Sentenced for Rape

A former Little Canada chiropractor who admitted raping a client has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Woman Accused of Deliberate Hit-and-Run

A 24-year-old woman is under arrest after police said she ran over a woman in downtown Minneapolis on purpose.

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Minneapolis Man Arrested With 17 Pounds Of Marijuana On Amtrak Train

An Amtrak passenger from Minneapolis has been arrested after a search of his luggage turned up 17 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of marijuana-infused edibles and some hashish. The Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force says Amtrak personnel contacted authorities last week to report a passenger who smelled of marijuana.

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