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Woman Takes Limo to Shoplift in Rochester

Police say a woman accused of shoplifting arrived in style at a mall in Rochester. Authorities credit a limousine driver who took the woman to the Apache Mall Monday with helping police find her.

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Judge: Lawsuit From Elk River Student Suspended for Tweet Can Proceed

A federal judge says a lawsuit filed by a suburban Twin Cities high school student can move forward after he was suspended for a two-word tweet about kissing a teacher. The judge said in a memorandum Tuesday that Reid Sagehorn may have had his First and 14th Amendment rights violated by the Elk River School District.

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University of Minnesota Police Arrest Suspect in Student Union Incident

University of Minnesota police have arrested a suspect a day after a suspicious bag led to the closure and search of the main student union on the Minneapolis campus. Police say a person believed to be responsible for the incident was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held at the Hennepin County jail pending charges.

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Amid Questions Over AD, Minnesota Launches Investigation

The University of Minnesota is launching an investigation of its athletic department and its former director who resigned because of sexual harassment complaints. Two female employees say former athletic director Norwood Teague groped them and made inappropriate comments advances at a recent event.

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6 Accused of Taking Hundreds of Fish Over Limit

Six people from Indiana are facing charges for taking hundreds of fish over the limit allowed on a Minnesota lake. The state Department of Natural Resources says an anonymous tip led investigators to Upper Cormorant Lake in Becker County.

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7 Hog Producer Employees Suspended Over Animal Abuse Claims

A large hog producer based in southern Minnesota says it has suspended seven employees at its hog farming facilities after an animal welfare group made claims of abuse. Christensen Farms, of Sleepy Eye, says it's conducting an internal investigation into the claims of "possible improper animal care."

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Man Gets Life in Prison for Shooting Sleeping Father

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for the fatal shooting of his sleeping father in their rural Minnesota home. Jonas Nelson's sentence was handed down by a judge Monday in Le Sueur County court.

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1st Responder Accused of Theft at Minnesota Crash Scene

Authorities say an emergency responder is accused of taking money from a wallet belonging to someone involved in a crash that killed two people in western Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said in a news release Monday that 42-year-old Tara Lindquist of Dalton has been charged with theft.

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University of Minnesota Student Union to Remain Closed

The University of Minnesota is keeping its main student union closed for the rest of the day but will reopen it Tuesday morning. Police were called to Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank campus in Minneapolis late Sunday on a report of a suspicious bag.

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Morrison County Crash Sends Man to Hospital

Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle crash south of Motley Saturday.

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