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College Seeks More Help with Probe into Student’s Death

The North Dakota State College of Science is seeking more help from the state crime bureaus in North Dakota and Minnesota as campus police continue investigating the death of a student.

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HockeyHolicAZ,flickr
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Minnesota Orchestra Will Be 1st from US to Perform in Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first ensemble from the U.S. to perform in Cuba since President Barack Obama moved to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country. Minnesota Orchestra CEO Kevin Smith told musicians Thursday that the group will play two concerts at the Cubadisco Festival in May.

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photologue_np, flickr
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Pool of State Government Employees Growing

The state of Minnesota has added about 1,700 employees to its agencies since 2007. On Thursday, a House committee will ask Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Franks what the state is getting in return for the increase in employees, which currently number about 37,400 full-time workers.

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North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas Tickets Win Powerball

Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager for the Multi-State Lottery Association, says the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States. Puerto Rico joined Powerball less than a year ago.

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U of M Children’s Hospital Announces $5 Million Wilf Gift

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf have given $5 million from their family foundation to fund education, communication and technology initiatives at an area children's hospital.

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Attorney Releases Names Of 17 Clergy Accused Of Sex Abuse

An attorney has released the names of 17 clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Attorney Releases Names of 17 Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

An attorney has released the names of 17 clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

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Casey Lee Chinn (Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Department)
Casey Lee Chinn (Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Department)
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Burnsville Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping 2 Teen Girls

A 23-year-old Burnsville man has pleaded guilty to taking two 13-year-old girls he met online to his home and sexually assaulting them.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Dayton Lashes Out at GOP for Fixating on Cabinet Raises

Gov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Bill Would Have State Chip In For Employee Wellness Programs

Employers chipping in for their workers' gym memberships could get state funding under a new bill at the Legislature.

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