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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

Officials say a Minneapolis landlord has agreed to pay $37,000 to a tenant and her attorney for allegedly trying to coerce sexual favors from her in exchange for cheaper rent. The Star Tribune reports that landlord David...

Landlord accused of offering cheap rent for sex pays claim

Landlord accused of offering cheap rent for sex pays claim

Officials say a Minneapolis landlord has agreed to pay $37,000 to a tenant and her attorney for allegedly trying to coerce sexual favors from her in exchange for cheaper rent.

Superior lab works on ending invasive species in Great Lakes

Superior lab works on ending invasive species in Great Lakes

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive species through ships' ballast water.

Grateful Minnesota mom gives kidney to volunteer firefighter

Grateful Minnesota mom gives kidney to volunteer firefighter

A woman in northern Minnesota has donated a kidney to a volunteer firefighter who was the first responder when she and her child needed help.

Minnesota Legislature passes $48B budget in special session

Minnesota Legislature passes $48B budget in special session

The Minnesota Legislature has ended its special session after passing a $48 billion budget to fund state government for the next two years.

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

Jayme Closs' statement at Friday's sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs did not appear...

The Latest: Closs family wants max sentences in kidnapping

The Latest: Closs family wants max sentences in kidnapping

The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local):

The Latest: Minnesota special session likely to last 3 days

The Latest: Minnesota special session likely to last 3 days

The Latest on Minnesota's special session (all times local):

Governor calls special session to complete $48B budget

Governor calls special session to complete $48B budget

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has called lawmakers back for a special session to complete a $48 billion state budget for the next two years.

Child who survived mall plunge undergoing further procedures

Child who survived mall plunge undergoing further procedures

The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota says he will undergo further medical procedures.

Fort Snelling State Park to stay closed through June

Fort Snelling State Park to stay closed through June

A popular Minnesota state park will remain closed through Memorial Day weekend and the month of June.

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop.

Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting

Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting

A grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.

The Latest: Walz signs bill against racist land covenants

The Latest: Walz signs bill against racist land covenants

The Latest on developments at the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday (all times local):

Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 calls

Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 calls

A woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer in July 2017 was breathless and sounded concerned when she called 911 minutes before she was killed.

Minnesota official wins UW-Whitewater chancellor job

Minnesota official wins UW-Whitewater chancellor job

A Minnesota academic official is the new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Last bills settled; lawmakers await word on special session

Last bills settled; lawmakers await word on special session

Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders have now reached agreement on all nine of their major budget bills, and lawmakers are now waiting on the governor to call a special session so they can finish their work for the year.

Teen pleads guilty to killing man who intervened in assault

Teen pleads guilty to killing man who intervened in assault

A teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in Ramsey County District Court for killing a man who tried to stop him from assaulting his girlfriend.

Man who died while rock climbing was from Minnesota

Man who died while rock climbing was from Minnesota

Authorities have identified the Minnesota man who died while rock climbing in Colorado.

Politics, killings stifle wolf recovery amid hefty price tag

Politics, killings stifle wolf recovery amid hefty price tag

Illegal killings and political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves despite more than $80 million in government spending.

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