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Man Nearly Buried in Corn is Rescued in Freeborn County

An Owatonna man is rescued from a grain bin after he was buried up to his neck in corn. Freeborn County sheriff's officials say 65-year-old Christopher Johnson was clearing a crust layer of corn that was plugging the bin Wednesday when that layer gave way and he sank into the corn at the rural Ellendale farm.

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Priest Facing Criminal Abuse Charges on Trial in Hastings

Prosecutors say a former priest violated the trust of an altar boy 20 years ago in Hastings. But his defense attorney is urging jurors to be wary of one person's recollection in light of the years that have passed. Sixty-four-year-old Francis Hoefgen is one of a few priests to face criminal charges for allegations of sexual abuse dating back decades, although many others have been accused.

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Dayton Stands By Remark About GOP, Schools

House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools, but the governor isn't backing down.

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University of Minnesota’s Athletic Village Could Break Ground in August

The University of Minnesota's athletic director says construction of the Gophers' $150 million athletic village could start in August if regents approve. That revelation from Norwood Teague came at the Big Ten spring meetings in Rosemount, Illinois.

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Woman Sentenced To 4 Years In Fatal Meth Crash

A woman who had methamphetamine in her system when she caused a fatal traffic crash in Anoka County has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Remains Found in NE Minn. Matched to Minneapolis Woman

State officials say DNA has matched human remains found in state park in northeastern Minnesota to a long-missing Minneapolis woman. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday the woman is a homicide victim and that an investigation has been launched.

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St. Paul Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Wife’s Death

Police in St. Paul say they're arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the death of his wife. Paramedics were called to a home in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on a report of a person who suffered injuries in a fall May 12.

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Daudt: Dayton Should Apologize for Remark About GOP, Schools

House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools. Dayton made the comment Tuesday after announcing he'd fulfill his promise and veto the Legislature's education budget bill.

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Egg Prices Jump As Impact of Bird Flu Begins Pinching Supply

Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies. The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That's 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when the bird flu first hit Iowa chicken farms.

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Police: 4 Broke Into Litchfield Church to Look for Ghosts

Authorities say four people have been arrested after breaking into a central Minnesota church to look for ghosts. Meeker County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Ness Church in rural Litchfield that went off shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

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