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MINNEAPOLIS — Shawn Marion scored 32 points and hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Dallas Mavericks withstand a furious second-half charge from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 100-98 victory Monday night.
It didn’t take long.
EDEN PRAIRIE — Leslie Frazier’s admirers were all over the Minnesota Vikings locker room and throughout the organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fan who want a piece of Metrodome history can now buy the stadium's bright-blue seats. Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, tells the Star...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire near Alexandria in western Minnesota. Douglas County sheriff's authorities say dispatchers received the call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two victims were taken from the burning house with burns and smoke inhalation. They were taken to Douglas County Hospital. Authorities don't know the extent of the victims' injuries. The house is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former priest who denies accusations of sexual abuse from the 1960s and 1980s has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The Star Tribune reports ( http://strib.mn/1hBuoZq ) Harry Walsh has taught birth control, sexual disease prevention and human sexuality for the Wright County Human Services Agency in Buffalo for 16 years. County Commissioner Charles Borrell said the county board voted Monday to cancel Walsh's contract effective Jan. 31, 2014.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota public health officials hope a law change involving radon reporting will spur more buyers and sellers to test for the radioactive gas. Minnesota Public Radio News reports ( http://bit.ly/1ezUf66 ) sellers currently have to report whether they are aware of a radon problem in their home.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A statewide change to police and firefighter pension rules could encourage more municipal employees to retire sooner. Police and firefighters can retire early at age 50, though official retirement age is 55. Current law reduces an employee's retirement benefit by 1.2 percent for each year before 55 that they retire. But the St. Cloud Times reports ( http://on.sctimes.com/18HPK77 ) the Legislature made a change last session that would increase that penalty to 5 percent.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American man detained for months in the United Arab Emirates and seven co-defendants were fined and sentenced to jail Monday after being convicted in connection to a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai. The case, which has drawn the attention of international human rights advocates, centers around a mockumentary uploaded to the Internet.