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Group of Five, Including Three Hitchhikers, Allegedly Vandalize Avon Bathrooms

A group of five people, including three hitchhikers, allegedly vandalized the Avon trailhead bathrooms last week. Avon Police Chief Corey Nellis says the vandalism was reported on Friday night and that police made contact with a group of five people.

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Service Saturday For Teen Who Died in Fire Escape Fall

A memorial service will be held this weekend in Minneapolis for a teenage boy who fell to his death from a fire escape. Kevin Fannin said Thursday his 16-year-old son, Blake Fannin, died Sunday after falling four stories from an Uptown condominium building about a block from where he lived with his mother.

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Minnesota Students Lead Nation in ACT Scores

A new report shows Minnesota students are leading the nation in ACT scores for the 10th consecutive year, but a persistent racial achievement gap remains.

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Boy Burned at Y Camp Receives $500,000

A jury in southern Minnesota has awarded $500,000 to a boy who was badly burned after falling into a fire pit at a YMCA camp in 2013. Jurors in Le Sueur County determined the Y was 80 percent responsible for injuries to 11-year-old Sir Spartucus Marion Sanders.

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Warrant: Wadena County Farm Searched for Human Remains

A search warrant says authorities digging at a farm in Wadena County are looking for human remains. But, state and local officials didn't immediately say if anything was found.

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Man Arrested in Shooting Outside Maple Grove Movie Theater

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured two people outside a movie theater in Maple Grove.

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Former U of M Student Detained in Thailand

A photojournalist who attended the University of Minnesota has been released on bail in Thailand where he was detained for possessing body armor and a helmet.

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Police Investigate Slaying of Maplewood Mother

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 41-year-old mother in suburban Maplewood. Authorities identified her as April Marie Tennin. Police Chief Paul Schnell says investigators considered her husband a "person of interest" in Sunday's slaying.

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Right-to-Die Group Fined $30K in Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

A national right-to-die group has been fined $30,000 for assisting in a Minnesota woman's suicide in 2007. Final Exit Network was convicted in May of assisting the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, plus a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene.

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Man Dies in Accidental Shooting North of Duluth

St. Louis County authorities say a 50-year-old man has died after a gun accidentally discharged and a bullet hit him in the abdomen. The St. Louis County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday that deputies responded around 6 p.m. Sunday to a home north of Duluth in Gnesen Township.

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