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May Brings Small Shift in Minnesota Unemployment Picture

Minnesota's unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That's within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.

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Minnesota Official Calls Eagle’s Lifespan Remarkable

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources official says a 38-year-old bald eagle that recently died in New York had a remarkable lifespan. The male eagle was captured as a chick in 1977 at Puposky Lake near Bemidji and transplanted to New York with three other eagle chicks that were banded as part of a national restoration effort.

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Police Investigate Baby’s Death in South St. Paul

Police in South St. Paul are investigating the death of a 5-month-old girl.

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Girl Found Dead in Pool Was Under Protective Supervision

Court records show the 3-year-old girl found dead in an apartment pool in Brooklyn Park was under the protective supervision of Hennepin County. The supervision requires the county to closely monitor the child's well-being.

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Judge Rules Minnesota Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, but has deferred any immediate action to await further proceedings on a remedy. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank largely sided with the more than 700 residents who were civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program after they completed their prison sentences.

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Stillwater Prison Escapee is Recaptured

The man who walked away from the Stillwater prison at Bayport has been found in Wisconsin. Forty-year-old Patrick James Buswell was a minimum-security prisoner and was working on a grounds crew when he disappeared last Friday.

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Funeral Home Accused of Unsanitary Conditions is Shut Down

Minnesota health officials have shut down a suburban Twin Cities funeral home accused of letting bodies decompose. The state Department of Health issued a cease and desist order after it conducted a random inspection last month at Maple Oaks Funeral Home.

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6-Year-Old Dies in Fall From ATV in Northern Minnesota

Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old girl has died after falling off an all-terrain vehicle driven by her mother in Beltrami County.

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Reports Offer Peek at State Capitol Lobbying in 2015 Session

Minnesota lawmakers dished out billions of dollars in a new budget assembled in a just-concluded legislative session. Groups spent millions lobbying for a slice or to alter policy sometimes closely tied to the state money. Lobbying disclosure reports published Tuesday offer an early glimpse of where the most expensive battles were.

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Archbishop’s Resignation Could Spur Donations To Parishes

Some Catholics in Minneapolis and St. Paul are hoping that Archbishop John Nienstedt's resignation will prompt parishioners who have been withholding donations to start giving again.

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