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Father dies after defending daughter from bar assault; 1 arrest made

Police say a 40-year-old St. Paul man was beaten at a Maplewood bar early Wednesday after stepping in to break up a bar fight, and later died at his home. Police say the victim tried to stop three people who were fighting with a woman that the Pioneer Press says is believed to be his daughter. Police say two of the suspects then beat the victim, and all three fled.

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Minnesota college grads shoulder some of the heaviest student loan debt in the US

Minnesota college students graduate with the fifth-highest amount of debt in the nation. That’s what a new study by the Project for Student Debt finds. The annual study says the average Minnesota college graduate leaves campus with $30,894 in debt. The study also found that 70 percent of college students in the state graduated with at least some debt.

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‘Miracle’ puppy survives apparent abuse; gets dozens of stitches around neck

An animal shelter in Cloquet says it's a miracle that Miracle – a 1-year-old puppy – survived an apparent case of animal abuse. She had a deep cut on her neck that required more than 20 stitches and two drainage tubes. Once she's all healed, she'll be put up for adoption. Police are investigating the abuse.

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