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Hunter Dies in St. Louis County

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A hunter died of a fall from his deer stand on Saturday, reported the Associated Press.
Arthur Joseph Knafla, 84, accidentally caught his clothing on fire while trying to light a propane heater, according to the Star Tribune.
The Associated Press also reported that this was the second fatality on Saturday.

Minneapolis City Attorney Suggests "Pole Tax"

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Minneapolis' city attorney calls for a tax on local strip clubs to fund the fight against juvenile sexual exploitation, according to the Star Tribune.
City Attorney Susan Segal's proposal would put extra taxes on venues that offer nude or partially nude entertainment as a way to fund the expensive efforts of police to curb juvenile sexual exploitation, reported
The City Council is scheduled to discuss the issue next month, according to

3 Injured in St. Paul Shooting

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Three people were injured Saturday afternoon during a shooting in St. Paul, reported KARE 11.
According the Star Tribune, the St. Paul police are searching for a suspect and no arrests have been made.
The shooting occurred on the 1300 block of Jessie Street, and none of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening, reports the Star Tribune.

Preservation Funding goes to Basilica of St. Mary's

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The basilica, after winner 19 percent of the vote in a Facebook poll, will receive its full grant request of $110,000, according to American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and reported by the Pioneer Press.
The church beat out 24 other historic sites in the Facebook poll and restoration projects will begin in February, according to the Star Tribune.
Other projects in need will be awarded and additional $890,000 on Nov. 9, reported the Star Tribune.

Oil in North Dakota Likely to Pass California

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The recent increase in oil production in North Dakota will likely lead the state to pass California as the third biggest oil-producing state, said a government regulator and reported by the Associated Press.
The Star Tribune reports that the increase in oil production has lead to an economic boom that is turning into 16,435 job openings, according to the most recent numbers from the state.
The Star Tribune also reports a $1 billion budget surplus in North Dakota.

Recent Change in Weather Helps Fight Forest Fire

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The Northland News Center reported Rriday that strong winds and dry weather have been making the fight against the forest fire in Ely, Minn. more challenging.
However, Sunday brings a report from the Associated Press that shows promise for the region as the weather is cool and wet.
Fire restrictions still remain in effect throughout the state, according to the Associated Press.

Minneapolis Economic Protests Continue

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OccupyMN, an event designed to mirror others around the country in protesting economic inequalities was in its third day Sunday, reported the Star Tribune.
The Pioneer Press reports that according to sheriff's officials, no arrests had been made and no trouble had been reported.
The protest is in line with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, according to the Pioneer Press.

Death in Coon Rapids Deemed Suspicious

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The death of a 33-year-old woman from Coon Rapids is suspicious, reports the Pioneer Press.
According to the Star Tribune, authorities were called Saturday soon after 9 a.m. to the 11400 block of Olive Street NW.
Both papers report that no arrests have been made.

ADT Settles with family of Murder Victim

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The murder of a Washington County woman five years ago will result in a substantial settlement from ADT.
The victim's four children will receive enough money to provide for them for the rest of their lives, reported the Star Tribune.
As reported by the Pioneer Press, the suit against ADT claimed that the security system did not provide the level of protection that the victim was told it would offer.

Jerry Kill at Mayo Clinic to Seek Treatment for Seizures

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Coach Jerry Kill checked into the Mayo Clinic Sunday for further evaluation of his seizure condition, reported Brian Bennett of ESPN.
Coach Kill told the Minnesota daily that he had about 20 seizures in the six days following his Sept. 10 collapse.
It is uncertain when he will return to coaching and the Gophers are still uncertain as to who will run the team in Kill's absence, according to ESPN.

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