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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers in Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour. The dollar-per-hour bump taking effect Saturday for some 288,000 of Minnesota's lowest-paid workers is the second of a three-stage increase adopted in 2014.

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Police: Officer Fatally Shot Man in Plymouth Arby’s

Police say an officer fatally shot a man inside an Arby's restaurant in Plymouth after an altercation. Plymouth Police Chief Michael Goldstein says that officers responded to the Arby's around 8:20 p.m. Thursday after a report of a disturbance inside.

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Developmentally Disabled Man Stunned by Police

West St. Paul police say an officer who used a stun gun on a developmentally disabled man thought he was the suspected gunman authorities had been seeking. Police Chief Bud Shaver says an officer drew his weapon when confronting the man Tuesday at Doddway Shopping Center.

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Annandale Man Hurt in Wright County Motorcycle Crash

An Annandale motorcyclist is hurt after a broadside crash with a car on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. The State Patrol says 38-year-old Adam Myers of Annandale was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 12 in Waverly at 6th Street South.

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Minnesota State Fair Talent Show Registration Closes July 27

Time is running out for those who want to show off their talents at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. The deadline to register for auditions for the fair's amateur talent contest is July 27 at 4 p.m.

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Armed Man Making Threats Causes Hospital to Take Precautions

Police say it was a man armed with a knife who was making threats that caused a lockdown at a St. Paul hospital. Authorities say the man was sitting in a car with a woman and a baby outside the Regions Hospital emergency room when the incident began about 6:30 p.m.

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Police: Man Destroys Temp Agency Computers, Wants Paycheck

A man who says a Rochester temporary employment agency owes him a paycheck is accused of breaking into the business and destroying its computers.

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Minnesota Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a western Minnesota lake has died. In a statement issued through the University of Minnesota Medical Center, the family of Hunter Boutain, of Alexandria, says his condition deteriorated through the night and he was declared brain dead Thursday morning.

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Police Chiefs to Seek Temporary Curbs on Body Camera Footage

Some Minnesota police chiefs plan to seek state approval to temporarily restrict access to body camera footage while they make a renewed push for law changes at the Capitol. Their drive for limits fell short last session as lawmakers grappled with how to regulate the fast-spreading technology.

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Workers Rescued From Scaffolding Outside Minneapolis Tower

Fire officials say two workers were rescued after scaffolding broke outside a downtown Minneapolis tower. The workers were more than 50 floors high at the Wells Fargo Center.

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