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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Winona mother has pleaded guilty to endangering her young son by trying to make him sicker so medical staff at Children's Hospital in St. Paul would pay closer attention to him. The toddler was admitted to the hospital last July for "failure to thrive." Doctors suspected Megan Kafer was harming her son because the child weighed so little despite their efforts to help him gain weight.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police are investigating after a man was shot in the head while sitting in a van. The fatal shooting is the fifth homicide of the year in St. Paul. The latest happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday in the Summit-University neighborhood. Police say a 911 caller reported hearing 10 gunshots across from Carty Park. Officers responded and found the victim who died at the scene.
ATLANTA (AP) - As cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public. But historians say this painting _ one of the world's largest _ was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy. The painting goes on display Friday at the Atlanta History Center after a two-year restoration effort.
MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Attorney General's office will review the case of a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there. Lois Riess has not been charged in the fatal shooting of her husband, David Riess, at the couple's home in Blooming Prairie last March. Investigators were waiting for a handgun recovered from Lois Riess' hotel room after her arrest in Texas to be released by Florida authorities for ballistic testing in Minnesota.
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