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Minnesota Man Gets 20 Years Probation for Stalking

A Minnesota judge has sentenced an Edina man to 20 years of probation for stalking a woman he was convicted of raping, as well as former neighbors and a police officer.

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20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney's office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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Charges Say Driver In Fatal Crash Extremely Drunk

Hennepin County prosecutors say a 24-year-old driver accused of slamming into another vehicle and killing the other driver had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit for driving. Michael J. Vanwagner of Coon Rapids was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

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Arden Hills Shooting Victim Was Boston Scientific Exec

The man shot and killed at a Twin Cities area gas station has been identified as an executive of Boston Scientific, a medical device company. Boston Scientific said in a statement that Kelly Phillips will be remembered for his great skills as a lawyer, but also for his kindness and gentleness.

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Minneapolis Club Where 9 Were Shot Unlikely To Reopen

A Minneapolis nightclub where nine people were shot over the weekend is expected to close permanently. City licensing manager Grant Wilson says the owner of 400 Soundbar has told him it's unlikely the bar will be reopened.

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2 Teenage Girls Outrun Robber In St. Paul

  ST. PAUL (AP) - Two teenage girls in Minnesota have escaped a robbery at knifepoint by outrunning a man who they told police was heavyset.

Bradley Schaefer on Monday called a St. Paul sergeant he knows and said he tried to rob two girls

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St. Paul Zamboni Can Be Yours For A Cool $2,000

Want to buy a Zamboni? The original Zamboni used at the St. Paul Civic Center can be yours for $2,000 or best offer.

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UPDATE: Driver Fatally Shoots Passenger At Arden Hills Gas Station

Police are looking for a man involved in a fatal shooting at an Arden Hills gas station. Witnesses saw two men arguing inside a dark-colored BMW at the Holiday gas station about 9 a.m. Monday.

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July Tax Collections Come in Below Projections

Minnesota's tax collections for July have come in $69 million below expectations.

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Minnesota Farmers Progress on Small-Grain Harvest

Dry weather over the past week has allowed Minnesota farmers to make steady progress on the small -grain harvest.

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