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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 12, 2015.

Prison worker gave tools to NY inmates who escaped

Prosecutors have said a female prison worker smuggled tools into a prison in New York for two inmates who then used them to escape. Joyce Mitchell, 51, allegedly gave hacksaw blades and drill bits to convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who are still on the run.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lawmakers reject key measure of Asia trade pact

President Obama was dealt a blow by the House of Representatives Friday as Democratic and Republican lawmakers voted to reject a measure essential to his Pacific Rim trade pact. It would give aid to workers who lose their jobs as a result of U.S. trade deals with other countries.

[Read more from Reuters]

NAACP leader accused of pretending to be black

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Washington, has been accused of portraying herself as a black woman, after her parents said she was born white.

[Read more from CBS News]

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St. Louis County

St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

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Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

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Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September

The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.

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Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash

The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.

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Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea

The three victims are related, according to police.


Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

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Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle

Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.

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Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building

Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.


BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN

Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.