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Minneapolis Man Gets 41 Years In Bar Owner’s Fatal Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for fatally shooting a St. Paul bar owner over a $20 pool table fee. Twenty-three-year-old Cheng Vang pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder for killing 45-year-old Vone Moua at Malina's Sports Bar.

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Burnsville Attorney Accused Of Setting Girlfriend On Fire

An attorney is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in his Burnsville condominium. Sixty-year-old David Gherity is charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree arson.

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Snow Delays Beginning of Minnesota Fieldwork

The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota.

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Minnesota to Hold Bear License Numbers Steady

Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population.

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Appeals Court Orders New Trial for St. Paul Priest

The Minnesota Appeals Court is reversing a sexual misconduct conviction and ordering a new trial for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman seeking spiritual advice.

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Police: Wolves Forward Cunningham Sent Threatening Texts

Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham sent threatening messages to a woman he was living with that "rose to a terroristic level." The Medina, Minn., police issued a statement Monday, one day after Cunningham was arrested for a second time in three days.

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U.S. Senators Make Friendly Wager On Frozen Four Semifinal

U.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey matchup involving the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota.

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Lawmakers Reach Deal To Hike Minimum Wage To $9.50

Minnesota's minimum wage would rise to $9.50 per hour within a few years and continue going up unless a governor's administration applied the brakes. That's the outline of a deal announced Monday between leaders of the House and Senate.

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Unpermitted Irrigation Threatens Minnesota Groundwater

As irrigation booms in Minnesota, a report says hundreds of farmers appear to be pumping groundwater for their crops without the required state permits. Of the roughly 1,200 crop irrigation wells drilled from 2008 to 2012, more than 200 likely are operating without a permit.

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Narrow Escape When Duluth Gas Station Canopy Collapses

The driver of an SUV escaped with only minor injuries when support beams gave way and a gas pump canopy came crashing down while he was in his vehicle at a service station in Duluth.

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