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Minnesota Law Professor Wins $625K ‘Genius Grant’

A Minnesota lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse is among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

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Pine County Officials Looking For Father, 2 Children

Sheriff's officials in eastern Minnesota say they're looking for a father who failed to appear at a custody hearing and his two minor children. A crime alert issued by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says authorities are looking for 12-year-old Joshua Kunze and 16-year-old Sean Emily Hanson.

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Police: Minneapolis Teenager Dies In Shooting

Police say a 17-year-old boy has died and a 16-year-old has been injured in a shooting in north Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman Scott Seroka says the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon.

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Grand Rapids Corrections Officer Admits Sex Assault

A former officer at a juvenile correctional facility in northern Minnesota has admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The Itasca County Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 24-year-old Devin Wood of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges. The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out.

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Man Held After Fatally Stabbing 71-Year-Old Duluth Woman

Police are holding a man in the stabbing death of a 71-year-old Duluth woman.

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Ginsburg: Watch Rust Belt Cases on Gay Marriage

People looking for clues about how soon the Supreme Court will weigh in on state bans of gay marriage should pay close attention to the Court of Appeals for four Rust Belt states.

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State University Faculty OK Contract

Faculty members at Minnesota's seven state universities have overwhelmingly approved a new contract.

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Tipster to Collect $40K Reward in Hoffman Case

The citizen whose tip helped police capture a man suspected of shooting his former boyfriend and business partner to death at an Arden Hills gas station will collect a $40,000 reward.

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PreferredOne Pulls Out of MNsure Health Exchange

The insurance company with the lowest rates and most customers on Minnesota's health care exchange has told state officials that it's pulling out of MNsure.

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