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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota high school where fans displayed a Donald Trump re-election flag has pulled out of a basketball invitational hosted by a Minneapolis school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Jordan High School boys' basketball team was scheduled to play Minneapolis Henry on Monday at Minneapolis Roosevelt. Some fans displayed a Trump banner when Roosevelt visited Jordan last week. The Jordan school superintendent says the team did not want its presence at the event "to detect from the athletes."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The board of managers of the Minnesota State Fair has approved nearly $20 million in improvements and maintenance projects for the fairgrounds. Of that amount, $16 million is earmarked for a major new exhibit complex on the North End of the fairgrounds and $3.4 million for maintenance projects. The North End development is under construction. The centerpiece is a new facility with a 12,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The board also approved a $1 increase in admission fees for the 2019 fair.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Police in St. Louis Park say an officer fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic dispute call. The shooting happened Saturday night at the Louisiana Court Apartments in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Police say officers responded around 6 p.m. following a report of a verbal domestic dispute. No bystanders or officers were hurt. The officer has been placed on standard administrative leave. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police say a man is dead after a shooting in an alley on the city's north side. Officers responded to reports of numerous shots fired in the alley after 10 p.m. Saturday. Police arrived and found a man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he died. Police spoke with several people who may have seen or heard something. The name of the victim was not immediately released.
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