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6 dead in head-on crash west of Cambridge

Two vehicles crashed head-on early Sunday west of Cambridge, killing four young people in a car and two occupants in an SUV, the State Patrol said.
The car's driver, a 16-year-old girl from Isanti who just recently got her license, was hospitalized in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the Star Tribune.
An "odor of alcohol" coming from the teenager's car was detected by authorities, according to the Pioneer Press.
10 people were killed since Friday in accidents involving teen drivers.

Kelliher wins party nod as Rybak concedes

In a night of high emotion, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher won a fierce DFL endorsement contest on Saturday, moving one step closer to becoming Minnesota's first female governor.
In a long day of battling over delegates, Kelliher was victorious over rival Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, according to the Star Tribune.
She now moves on to what will be an even more fierce primary against three other DFLers, as the party tries to win back the governor's office for the first time in 20 years, according to the Pioneer Press.
Mayor Rybak later took the stage to endorse Kelliher, saying that the party cannot be divided any longer.

1 dead in crash near Isanti

One person was killed in a fiery, high-speed car crash along Hwy. 65 near Isanti just before noon Sunday.
After a series of reckless driving maneuvers, a 1997 Toyota Avalon hit a tree and burst into flames, according to the Star Tribune.
It will take more time than usual to identify the body because of the burned remains, according to the Pioneer Press.
The Toyota Avalon was not part of the recent Toyota recalls.

Klobuchar meets with families adopting from Russia

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with Minnesota families on Sunday who are concerned about their pending adoptions from Russia.
Russian officials announced last week that all adoptions will be suspended with the United States, according to the Star Tribune.
That happened after a Tennessee woman sent her 7-year-old son back to Russia with a note claiming he was mentally ill, according to the Pioneer Press.
Klobuchar says that she is working with families, providing updates and helping them complete their adoptions.

Funeral set in St. Cloud for Minn. Soldier

A funeral is scheduled Monday for a Minnesota soldier who died in Baghdad.
Army Reserve Sgt. Kurt Kruize of St. Cloud died April 4 in a military accident, according to the Star Tribune.
Kruize was crushed between a truck and a trailer, according to the Pioneer Press.
Kruize, who was 35, grew up in Hancock, in west-central Minnesota. He leaves behind a wife and four children between the ages of 2 and 13.

Eden Prairie school Web site hacked

The Eden Prairie High School website was shut down Sunday after hackers attacked.
School district administrators disabled the site after learning about the viral attack, according to the Star Tribune.
The viral hacking affected more than 100 websites around the world, according to the Pioneer Press.
The school district said that the hackers did not have access to data or school servers and systems.

Spring flooding will cost the state $14.7 million

The preliminary price tag put on damage from flooding statewide this spring is $14.7 million, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Friday.
The state presented the information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in hopes of securing a major disaster declaration for Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.
State officials hope to get funding for the repair and improvement of roads, bridges, and public buildings, according to the Pioneer Press.
If the state receives a major disaster declaration, the federal government would pay for 75 percent for public infrastructure.

Minneapolis man fatally stabs wife

A Minneapolis man fatally stabbed his wife of 24 years early Friday morning as his horrified children looked on, police said.
Billy Nash, 46, was charged Friday with first-degree murder, accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Pauline Nash, 42, at 3:15 a.m. in the family's duplex in the 2400 block of Penn Avenue N, according to the Star Tribune.
The slaying followed Billy Nash's March 26 release without bail from the Hennepin County jail, granted on the condition that he not contact his wife, according to the Pioneer Press.
He had earlier been brought up on charges of assault.

Minnesota Democrats endorse challenger for Bachmann

Democrats Tarryl Clark and Maureen Reed face off Saturday for the Democratic party's backing to take on Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Clark is considered the favorite, according to the Star Tribune. The state senator from St. Cloud has the backing of many unions who play a key role in the support of a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement, according to the Pioneer Press.
Reed is a physician from Stillwater who has promised to run against Clark in the August primary.
Democrats have a tough road ahead in Minnesota's most conservative congressional district.

Family squabble leads to St. Paul fatal fire

A St. Paul man is suspected of setting a fire Thursday that killed his 2-year-old nephew and injured four others.
Neighbors and family members say Khairi Amil Coleman, 27, has a long history of damaging property, making threats and ignoring court orders to stay away from his victims, according to the Star Tribune.
Coleman got into a dispute Thursday with his brothers after which he started the fire which killed his 2-year-old nephew, according to the Pioneer Press.
Coleman was arrested at Regions Hospital as he tried to visit family members. He was taken to the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of arson and homicide. No charges have been filed.

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