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UPDATE: Dad Arrested After Leaving 2 Injured Kids In Wreck

St. Paul police say a father is under arrest after he wrecked a van, then left his injured children behind as he fled the scene. The man had driven off with the children after their mother became afraid because of things he'd said and got out to get away from him.

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Man Presumed Drowned In Mississippi River In Minneapolis

Authorities are searching for a man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff's office says witnesses reported seeing a man in the river just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, just upstream from the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

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Robin Williams Pursues Ongoing 12-Step Treatment In Minnesota

Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

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FTC: T-Mobile Made Millions With Bogus Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. In a complaint filed Tuesday, the FTC says the mobile phone provider billed consumers for subscriptions to "premium" texts such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder.

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Police: Burglary Suspect Made Getaway In Kayak

Police used a boat to catch a burglary suspect who made his getaway in a kayak in southern Minnesota. The 31-year man from Austin, Minnesota, was arrested Sunday as he tried to kayak away from a restaurant with allegedly stolen items.

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Pickup Kills Mom Riding Bike In Southwest Minnesota

A pickup in southwestern Minnesota has struck and killed a mother who was riding a bicycle and pulling her two young daughters behind her in a trailer. The State Patrol says the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Monday on Highway 270 just north of the family's hometown of Steen.

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Minnesota Budget Reserve Bumped By $150 Million

Minnesota's defense against future budget shortfalls is a bit sturdier. State finance officials said Tuesday they deposited $150 million more into Minnesota government's main rainy-day account. It brings the total to $811 million, with more money automatically going into it if there are future surpluses.

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Hormel Foods Buying Muscle Milk Maker For $450 Million

Hormel Foods is buying Muscle Milk maker CytoSport for approximately $450 million, a move that will diversify its business and tap into younger consumers' demand for sports nutrition products. Hormel Foods Corp., based in Austin, Minnesota, makes products such as Spam and Dinty Moore stew.

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Faulty Fan Blamed For Moorhead Church Fire

Fire investigators say a faulty bathroom fan sparked an early morning fire that destroyed a Moorhead church. The fire at the Moorhead Baptist Church on Highway 75 broke out just after 5:30 a.m. Monday.

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Minnesota Bear Researcher Removes Radio Collars

A Minnesota researcher has surprised his followers and officials alike by removing radio collars from his research bears in the Ely area.

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