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UPDATE: Synthetic Drug Seller Gets 17 1/2 years

The owner of a now-closed Duluth head shop has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for selling synthetic drugs.

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Man Talks About Losing Partner in Fatal Shooting

The man who lost his partner in a shooting at a suburban Twin Cities gas station is talking about his struggle to go on.

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Semi Driver Charged In School Bus Near Miss Near Paynesville

A semi driver who narrowly missed a girl getting on a school bus in central Minnesota has been charged with two misdemeanors. Sixth-grader Alexis Schwartz says she felt the wind and dirt as the semi whizzed by on the right side of the bus in Kandiyohi County May 30.

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Minnesota Sheds Jobs; July Unemployment at 4.5%

Minnesota has experienced a loss of 4,200 jobs in July but its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 4.5 percent.

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Remains Of 1980 Homicide Victim Exhumed

Authorities in southern Minnesota have exhumed the remains of a woman killed more than three decades ago, hoping to finally identify the victim. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Faribault County sheriff's investigators are hoping new DNA samples from the remains will lead to the identity of a woman known only as Jane Doe.

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Testimony Ends in Case of Shooting Over Deer Feed

Testimony has concluded in the case of a New Brighton woman accused of encouraging her husband to fatally shoot their neighbor.

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Texas

A suburban Twin Cities man is in jail and is suspected of a fatal stabbing in Texas more than 30 years ago.

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Minnesota to Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels of Corn

The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year.

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Minnesota Man Gets 20 Years Probation for Stalking

A Minnesota judge has sentenced an Edina man to 20 years of probation for stalking a woman he was convicted of raping, as well as former neighbors and a police officer.

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20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney's office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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