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(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
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Attorney: Jacob Wetterling’s Killer Shed ‘Countless Tears’

The lawyer for the man who confessed to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling says his client has shed "countless tears" for Jacob and his family in the 27 years since his death.

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Minnesota Mom Sues Teenage Child Over Transgender Transition

A Minnesota mother is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission. Anmarie Calgaro is also suing the 17-year-old's doctors and public health and school officials in the lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court Wednesday.

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Police Shoot Suspect After Chase In Northern Twin Cities

Police have shot and wounded a suspect after a high-speed chase through the northern Minneapolis suburbs. Anoka County sheriff's Cmdr. Paul Sommer says the suspect was shot after his Audi sport car spun out on Highway 10 in Anoka Thursday afternoon.

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Experts: Video Evidence Isn’t Slam Dunk In Police Shootings

When Philando Castile was shot by a police officer, his girlfriend broadcast his final moments live on Facebook. But experts say the footage from a squad car camera was probably a bigger factor in prosecutors' decision to charge the officer with manslaughter.

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Diamondbacks Hire Former Twins Manager As Bench Coach

Ron Gardenhire will be the bench coach for new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. The 59-year-old Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons and gives Lovullo an extremely experienced right-hand man.

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Gun Brought By 7-Year-Old Student Discharges In St. Paul School

St. Paul police say a gun brought to an elementary school by a 7-year-old student discharged, but no one was hurt. The school district says the gun was brought into a classroom at Crossroads Elementary, and the weapon discharged into the floor at 8:40 a.m. Thursday.

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Erin Murphy filing for Governor's race, submitted photo
Erin Murphy filing for Governor's race, submitted photo
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With Murphy’s Bid, 2018 Governor’s Race Starts

Minnesota's 2018 race for governor is already underway as the first Democratic candidate is launching a bid. Rep. Erin Murphy announced Thursday she filed to run governor.

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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Legislature
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Legislature
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Gazelka Has GOP’s 2012 Losses In Mind As Senate’s New Leader

One of Minnesota's newest political powerbrokers is settling into his role. Republican Sen. Paul Gazelka was chosen last week as the next Senate Majority Leader.

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State Agency Pays $59 Million In Overtime Since 2013

A legislative audit shows overtime pay at one of the state government's largest agencies has reached $59 million in the past three years. The report shows employees at the Minnesota Department of Human Services accumulated more than 1 million hours of overtime between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016.

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Last of Nine Men Sentenced to 35-Years in Islamic State Case

A federal judge has handed down a 35-year prison term for the last of nine Minnesota men sentenced for plotting to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.

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