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Man accused of killing officer Patrick pleads not guilty; trial date set

The man accused of fatally shooting Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick in July entered a not guilty plea as expected Monday. During Monday's hearing, Brian Fitch's attorneys challenged the statement he made admitting his guilt and also asked for a change of venue. The trial is expected to begin Jan. 12.

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U of M asks students to wear appropriate Halloween costumes

Think before donning a Halloween costume. That’s the request from the University of Minnesota to its student body. The Minnesota Daily reports that students got an email reminding them to choose wisely as they dress up for Halloween. Students are asked to refrain from wearing outfits that would be offensive to Native Americans or that would belittle other cultures.

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Gophers jump into Top 25 of Coaches Poll

The Golden Gophers are a top 25 football team. Saturday’s 39-to-38 win over Purdue vaulted them to No. 24 in the latest Coaches Poll. They still haven’t cracked the AP’s top 25. Minnesota will be favored again this week against Illinois.

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In letter, Hennepin Sheriff asks Brooklyn Center: Do you still want our help?

Dave Hutchinson has asked Mayor Mike Elliott whether the city still needs help from other law enforcement agencies.

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Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."

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Boy, 15, identified as 1 of 2 killed in shooting after crash in Minneapolis

The shooting happened after two vehicles crashed around 2 a.m. April 12.

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Officials: Racist messages in White Bear Lake faked to spotlight issues

The superintendent called them a "hoax" and has since apologized for using that term.

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Derek Chauvin will NOT testify, invokes 5th Amendment privilege

If Chauvin did testify, he would have been subject to cross-examination by the prosecution.

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CNN employee struck in head by water bottle at Brooklyn Center protest

The man was knocked the ground, clearly dazed by the assault.

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Researchers share first-ever collar camera footage from wild wolf

The Voyageurs Wolf Project called it "fascinating," showing that wolves in northern Minnesota clearly know how to hunt fish.

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Reminder: Tornado warning sirens will sound twice today for test

It's part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

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No tear gas used as police, protesters engage again in Brooklyn Center

Fewer arrests were made Wednesday compared to Tuesday.

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Daunte Wright protests: Police treatment of residents, media in spotlight

There were reports of residents not involved in the protest being detained, and media members being held and forced to show credentials.

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Defense witness: Cause of Floyd's death 'undetermined'

Dr. David Fowler, former Maryland chief medical examiner, said there were a number of possible factors that could have led to George Floyd's death.

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