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Minnesota Researchers Test Flowering Plants as Food for Bees

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are testing about a dozen flowering plants which dot the landscape in western Minnesota as critical food for bees and an additional source of income for farmers. Dean Peterson, a research technician with the federal agency, says the plants provide food for bees, as well as a harvest of seeds that provide various kinds of oil.

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University Union Closed While Suspicious Package X-Rayed

Authorities called the bomb squad to the University of Minnesota because of a suspicious looking package. Coffman Memorial Union was closed early Monday as a precaution while officials investigated.

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Trial Begins in Fatal Neighbor Feud

A New Brighton man heads to court for a trial in a long-running dispute that ended with the fatal shooting of his neighbor. A defense attorney says the victim, Todd Stevens, created a "hillbilly hell" in their neighborhood by leaving beer cans strewn about, fighting with his father and threatening the defendant, Neal Zumberge, and his family.

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Vehicle Hits, Kills 82-Year-Old Bicyclist Near Minnepolis

An 82-year-old bicyclist is dead after being hit by a vehicle. Allen Knutson, of Columbia Heights, was struck shortly after sunrise Tuesday and died about four hours later at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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Former MSU Player Sentenced in Drug-Related Shooting

A former Minnesota State University football player will spend at least eight years in prison for attempting to kill a drug partner. Twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Ervin Carter was arrested in August 2014 after he allegedly shot Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim in the head at the Renaissance Festival grounds.

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Prince Invites Journalists to Paisley Park Studios

Prince had a gathering at his Paisley Park Studios but he didn't perform — he wanted to talk promotion and business. He invited journalists attending the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Minneapolis to a four-hour dance party on Saturday.

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State Rep. David Dill Dies After Battle With Cancer

State Rep. David Dill, who represented northeastern Minnesota, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

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Top Minnesota Officials Sort Out Sex Offender Program’s Fate

Minnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms. It's a system that the state's political leaders have vigorously defended and resisted changing.

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Buffalo Man Hurt After Crashing in a Ditch

A man is hurt after crashing his van on Sunday morning.

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1 Hurt In Crash in Monticello

A man is hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Monticello on Saturday night.

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