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Attorneys Spar Over Minnesota Sex Offender Program

An attorney representing more than 700 sex offenders in Minnesota's civil commitment program is asking a federal judge to declare the program unconstitutional. Attorney Dan Gustafson said in his opening statement Monday in St. Paul that offenders have almost no chance of getting out as the program is currently run.

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Stewartville Man Dies After 2 Cars Hit Him Near Twin Cities

A 42-year-old man is dead after being hit by two cars south of the Twin Cities. Two cars hit Patrick E. Daly as he tried to cross Highway 52 near County Road 24 on the southern edge of Cannon Falls at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

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National Weather Service Needs Volunteers in Minnesota

The National Weather Service is trying to recruit more volunteers to track precipitation in Minnesota. There are gaps within the statewide system of hundreds of data collectors. Rainfall can vary widely over any given area, and having more measurements offers a more complete record.

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St. Paul Sex-Victim Housing Shelter to Close in March

A St. Paul housing shelter for teen victims of sex trafficking and exploitation is closing, just months after opening. The nonprofit Breaking Free is shutting down Jerry's Place in mid-March. It opened in October.

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Authorities ID Victims of Fatal Northeast Minneapolis Crash

Authorities have identified the two people who died after the vehicle they were riding in hit a tree in northeast Minneapolis. Police say the front-seat passenger, 26-year-old Shannasey M. O'Rourke, and the driver, 30-year-old driver Paul S. Buchanan, died in the early Saturday crash.

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3-Year-Old Girl Dies Following St. Paul House Fire

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died following a house fire on the east side of St. Paul. According to the St. Paul Fire Department, the blaze broke out at a home Sunday night and spread to the attic of a neighboring duplex.

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Authorities Recover Body Of 1 Of 2 Missing On Lake Benton

Authorities have recovered the body of one of two people missing while ice fishing on a lake in southwestern Minnesota.

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Twin Cities Investment Adviser Sentenced For Tax Evasion

A Twin Cities investment adviser has been sentenced to prison for using the business to cheat his father and other clients out of nearly $2 million.

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One Dead In Minneapolis House Fire

A house fire has killed one person in Minneapolis.

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Lottery: No Jackpot Winner in $380 Million Powerball Drawing

Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing. The next drawing will be Wednesday after no one matched Saturday's winning numbers.

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