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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco. More than 400 officers will be on duty, triple the number on a normal Sunday.
ST. PAUL (AP) — A St. Paul father is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with an assault rifle because she failed to make straight A's and instead got two B's in school. A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court Friday charges 51-year-old Kirill Bartashevitch with making terrorist threats. Bartashevitch is accused of pointing the gun at his 15-year-old daughter and his wife during an argument at their house Jan. 17.
ST. PAUL (AP) — House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed. They differ on where to find the money.
BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The 787 Dreamliner was born in a moment of desperation. It was 2003 and Boeing — the company that defined modern air travel — had just lost its title as the world's largest plane manufacturer to European rival Airbus. Its CEO had resigned in a defense-contract scandal. And its stock had plunged to the lowest price in a decade.
ST. PAUL — Amid jockeying by interests looking for a pass, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday it will take a “very compelling case” to win exemptions from his plan to subject more items and services to the state sales tax. Services that would fall under the tax are wide ranging, from wedding planning, dating services and golf lessons to lawyer bills, architectural services and tattoos, according a detailed list released late in the day by the Department of Revenue. As for goods, the spread-out tax would cover clothing that costs more than $100 per item.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Flu activity may be slowing down in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 15 more flu-related deaths. That raises Minnesota's death toll this season to 75. But the number of confirmed flu-related deaths was down last week compared with the previous week, when 33 deaths were confirmed. The number of hospitalizations due to flu also was down last week — 208, compared with 476 the week before.
EMBARRASS, Minn. (AP) — You might think activity in a small township in northern Minnesota would come to a standstill when the temperature drops to 42 below zero. Not so. The postmaster in the St. Louis County township of Embarrass says life goes on. Residents have reported to work. Children are in school. And the mail is being delivered.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota Senate staffer fired over an affair with the majority leader has been critically injured in a Dakota County crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says Michael Brodkorb's car struck the wall of a bridge along 35E in Mendota Heights Wednesday about 9 p.m. and came to rest against a concrete median barrier. The State Patrol's accident report says alcohol was detected. Brodkorb was not wearing a seat belt. The State Patrol says he was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he's in critical condition.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead Northwestern to a 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota on Wednesday night. In a game where baskets were hard to come by at times, the Wildcats (12-8, 3-4 Big Ten) made just enough shots down the stretch to beat a ranked opponent for the second time in three games while sending the Gophers (15-4, 3-3) to their third straight loss.