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{FD} Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

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President Donald Trump’s order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and other… Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota officer acquitted in punching of 14-year-old girl

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A Minnesota police officer accused of punching a handcuffed 14-year-old girl in the face has been acquitted of assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man who killed fleeing intruder will avoid prison

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A Minnesota homeowner who killed a fleeing intruder won’t go to prison and could stay out of jail under a plea deal. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota prof’s coloring book pokes fun at college life

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Julie Schumacher found plenty of fodder for her career detour into adult coloring books from two decades teaching at the University of Minnesota, which has its own therapy animals for stressed-out students to pet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Feds say ‘countless’ girls might have been cut

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The Latest on a U.S. female genital mutilation case and state legislation to combat the practice (all times local): ___ 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis

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An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state’s large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Continue reading

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{FD} Students injured in bus crash near Bemidji, Minn.

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Several students were injured after a school bus tipped over in Bemidji, Minnesota Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} IS defendant to remain in jail after watching terrorism show

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A young man convicted of trying to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody until a judge decides whether he violated probation by watching a documentary on terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters at St. Olaf reach deal with college

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The Latest on protests against racist incidents at St. Olaf College (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Students protest racism at liberal arts college in Minnesota

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Hundreds of students boycotted classes at St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota on Monday, instead packing an administration building to protest a rash of racist and threatening messages left around campus at the private, Lutheran liberal arts college. Continue reading

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{FD} Some want charges for parents in genital cutting cases

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Lawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting after an indictment against a Detroit-area doctor accused of performing the procedure on two young Minnesota girls highlighted the little-known practice. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota appeals court rejects bid to move officer’s trial

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected moving the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} 15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

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A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman gets probation for supporting al-Shabab

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A Minnesota woman who admitted sending $850 to the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia has been sentenced to five years’ probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor’s arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

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The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated and formed communities. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota police set up ‘traps’ on 4/20 day

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Police in Wyoming, Minnesota have set up the some “discreet” 420 traps to catch their weed suspects. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota girl in mutilation case allowed back with parents

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A Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Protection petitions filed for 2 girls in mutilation case

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Authorities in Minnesota have filed child protection petitions for two 7-year-old girls who prosecutors say were brought to Michigan by their mothers for a genital mutilation procedure. Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis Muslims wary of man trying to enforce Sharia

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Muslim leaders in Minneapolis are wary of a man who has been patrolling a predominantly Somali neighborhood to enforce the Islamic civil code. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man accused of bias assault on Somali cab driver

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A Minnesota man is accused of attacking a Somali cab driver because the driver was Muslim. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses to move police officer’s trial in Castile case

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A judge has declined to move the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense wants trial moved for officer who shot Castile

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Lawyers for a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist asked a judge Tuesday to move the trial, saying publicity has made it impossible to seat an unbiased jury in the St. Paul area. Continue reading

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{FD} Second chances: Reformed felon turns life around, works to clean up city

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They are two men on a mission. Darian DeJesus Munoz and his cousin Ravone Black are transforming the streets of Milwaukee. They spend every Monday at a different intersection — cleaning up garbage. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Cop’s comments in Minnesota shooting admissible

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Prosecutors handling the case against a Minnesota police officer accused of killing a black man during a traffic stop say statements the officer made to state investigators should be admitted at trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges: Man stabbed, bit victim because he hates Muslims

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A Minnesota man is charged with assault after police say he stabbed and bit another man multiple times in Minneapolis, telling police he hates Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} College diversity council apologizes for racist fliers on campus

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A Minnesota college’s student-run diversity council has issued an apology for posting racist fliers on campus that were torn down by angry students. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative students at Lutheran college say they fear for personal safety

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It’s no surprise that secular U.S. college student bodies are becoming more progressive and intolerant of conservatives, but the same trend has emerged in some of the nation’s religiously affiliated schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Movie of Vince Flynn’s ‘American Assassin’ to debut Sept. 15

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The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September. Continue reading

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{FD} Student group causes stir with anti-illegal immigrant signs

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A student organization says it posted provocative signs about illegal immigrants at a Minnesota college as part of a social experiment. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

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Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice pans police response to Minnesota black man’s death

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A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city’s coordination and communication. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man was Nazi commander, Poland claims

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Almost 73 years after a mysterious Nazi unit commander ordered the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, prosecutors believe they finally have their man. Continue reading

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{FD} Llamas on the loose taken into custody in Minnesota

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The runaway llamas were spotted running loose near Pilot Knob Road and Skyline Drive around 7:30 a.m. They were eventually corralled in someone’s front yard. Continue reading

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{FD} Rising number of pet parrots in need of forever homes

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In a pet-owning world long dominated by dogs and cats, parrots often fly under the radar. But just like their four-legged friends, there is a huge need for adoption – especially for an animal that can easily outlive its owners. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota cop pleads not guilty in shooting death of Philando Castile

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St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez pleaded not guilty Monday morning to manslaughter in the July shooting death of Philando Castile. The trial date is set for May 30. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge orders $250,000 bail for Amtrak officer

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The Latest on charges against an Amtrak officer in Chicago for the shooting death of a Minneapolis man (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cities ask federal judge to keep Trump travel ban on hold

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Municipalities nationwide including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Skokie, Illinois, are urging a federal judge to continue blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Continue reading

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{FD} Owner of stolen gemstones worth $60G offers reward

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A Minnesota man is asking those who collect and sell rocks to be on the lookout after his unique collection of Lake Superior agates worth tens of thousands of dollars was stolen. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense wants case dismissed against Minnesota officer who shot Philando Castile

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The St. Anthony police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile was back in court on Wednesday. Defense attorneys want the manslaughter charged dismissed against Jeronimo Yanez. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Lawyers for Minnesota officer want case tossed

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The Latest on a hearing for a Minnesota police officer who killed a black man in a traffic stop (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hearing in case against officer charged in black man’s death

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A judge is set to hear arguments on whether to dismiss the case against a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man during a July traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump travel ban case can proceed in lower court

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The Latest on a lawsuit filed by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 3:41 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

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The Latest on the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cross returning to veterans memorial park inside ‘free speech zone’

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A Minnesota city that drew backlash after pulling a cross from a veterans memorial park has agreed to bring it back as early as Tuesday — inside a section of the park that supporters have called a “free speech zone.” Continue reading

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{FD} Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after 4 years

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The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tech companies oppose Trump’s refugee order

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The Latest on the lawsuit involving President Donald Trump’s executive order restraining immigration (all times local): 3:32 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across US

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An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban

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The Latest on a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota seeking to halt President Trump’s immigration ban (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Wisconsin policeman pleads guilty to Minnesota killing

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A former suburban Milwaukee police officer accused of killing two women and ditching their bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway has pleaded guilty in the slaying of one of the women in Minnesota. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Victim hails conviction of protest shooter

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The Latest on a jury convicting a Minnesota man who shot and wounded five black protesters (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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