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MInnesota's moon rocks found in state building

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Moon rocks from the Apollo 11 moon mission were discovered in a storage area of the Veteran's Service Building in St. Paul, the Star Tribune reported.

President Richard Nixon gave tiny samples of moon rocks to all states and many foreign leaders after the astronauts on the mission brought back almost 50 pounds of rocks and dirt, the Pioneer Press reported.

Minnesota was one of 12 states to misplace the fragments given to them by the president, Joseph Gutheinz said to the Pioneer Press.

Reputed gang member's pig tattoo lands him in jail

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Antonio "Savage" Jenkins Jr. posted a picture of his new tattoo of a "a person holding a pistol to the mouth of a pig dressed in a Minneapolis police uniform with the badge of officer Jeffrey Seidelto" to his Facebook profile, the Pioneer Press reported.

That tattoo led to charges of making a terrorist threat for the benefit of a gang, the Pioneer Press reported.

The charges could result in a prison sentence of up to five years, the Star Tribune reported.

Two Killed in Itasca County Crash

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A husband and wife were killed Saturday in a single car crash on a wet highway in northern Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported.

Donald Wilson, 56, and Joy Wilson, 54, both of Grand Rapids Minn. were killed in the crash, and neither was wearing a seat belt, the Pioneer Press reported.

Bemidji man shot while hunting on public land

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The sheriff's office said it received a call Saturday. Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. that a deer hunter had been shot by another hunter in Turtle River Township, about nine miles northeast of Bemidji, the Pioneer Press reported.

Don Bixby, 66, was killed Saturday while hunting on public land. Bixby's daughter said that her father was careful about gun safety and raised his family to be careful hunters, the Star Tribune reported.

University of Minnesota assistant basketball coach Saul Smith, son of Tubby Smith, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, news sources report.

Smith, 32, was arrested on Interstate 394 after leaving a downtown restaurant for speeding and driving on the shoulder, according to the Pioneer Press.

Smith has been with the Gophers as an assistant coach since his father took the head coaching position six years ago, according to the Star Tribune.

Smith is a first time offender according a university press release, and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 3, the Star Tribune reported.

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