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Byron Smith Must Pay $21K to Teens’ Families

A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims' families.

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Victim’s Fighting History Barred From Trial

A judge in Dakota County won't allow the defense to bring up a shooting victim's past history of bar fights during the defendant's homicide trial.

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Suspect To Represent Self in Bar Homicide Trial

A man charged in a fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar will represent himself at his murder trial.

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Attorneys Ask That Officer Shooting Trial Be Moved

Attorneys for the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer are asking that the defendant's trial be moved out of the Twin Cities because of extensive publicity about the case.

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Document: Winona Diocese Anticipates Bankruptcy

The Diocese of Winona anticipates it will file for bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sex abuse.

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St. Thomas Priest Accused of Abusing Girl Resigns

A priest who is being sued by a woman who says he molested her as a child has resigned from the faculty at the University of St. Thomas.

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Judge Splits Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Into Two Phases

A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

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‘Sniper’ Author’s Widow Seeks Ventura Case Retrial

The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.

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Bemidji Woman Found Incompetent in Freezing Death

A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial.

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Jury in Ventura Trial Breaks for Day; No Verdict

The jury deliberating in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.

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