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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. CST


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A criminal court document accuses the ex-boyfriend of a Minnesota woman with killing her and burning her body in Louisiana. Twenty-seven-year-old Cristina Prodan, of Edina, was reported missing by her mother Jan. 5. A charging document says Prodan's burned body was found in a shipping container in New Orleans on Jan. 6.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis woman is charged with intentionally setting fires at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, including one in a dormitory that housed an occupied day care center. A criminal complaint alleges 19-year-old Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a former student, told investigators she started the fires Jan. 17 because she had been reading about the U.S. military destroying schools in Iraq or Afghanistan and felt she should do the same thing.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's failed bid to land Amazon's second headquarters will stay under wraps _ at least for now. The state was informed Thursday it missed the cut as the Seattle-based tech giant released its list of 20 finalists. State officials have said they've offered between $3 million and $5 million in financial incentives, but the regional economic development organization that submitted the bid says it has no plans to release the full proposal.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to let the party chairwoman take a 10 percent cut of large donations. The party's executive committee voted Thursday to give Jennifer Carnahan the commission from October 2017 through at least April. It results in an immediate $24,500 payout and will continue adding to her current $67,000 salary. Carnahan laid out her proposal in an internal memo last month, arguing she's paid less than others who held the post and even some current party staffers.

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