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Minnesota loses jobs in July; unemployment rate stays steady

Minnesota’s July unemployment rate held steady at 4-point-5 percent, although the state lost 4,200 jobs last month. In reporting the figures, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said the loss of jobs "appears disappointing," but "economic indicators remain positive." Minnesota’s jobless rate remains well below the national average of 6.2 percent.

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Man killed in gas station shooting honored as suspected domestic violence victim

The Boston Scientific executive shot to death this week is being remembered as a suspected domestic violence victim. Police are searching for Lyle Hoffman in connection with the shooting at the Arden Hills gas station. They say Hoffman and victim Kelly Phillips had been in a personal and business relationship. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women will raise flags to remember Phillips, an action the group typically takes following domestic violence homicides. Last year, 40 people in Minnesota were killed in domestic violence incidents. That number includes seven men.

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Thousands expected for Eagan outlet mall grand opening

It’s opening day for one of Minnesota’s biggest retail expansions. A new outlet mall in Eagan will make its first sales today, after more than a year of construction. The $100 million project includes more than 100 stores. Eagan is bracing for traffic jams during the four-day grand opening. The employees alone number about 2,000.

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protest, Daunte Wright

LIVE UPDATES: Protesters, police clash in Brooklyn Center

Tracking Monday night's clashing between law enforcement and demonstrators.

Tim Gannon

Brooklyn Center recommends firing police chief and officer who shot Daunte Wright

The new acting city manager will make the decision on Tuesday.

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Cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

She is a 26-year veteran on the police force.

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Chauvin trial: Cardiologist among witnesses as prosecution draws to close

Judge Peter Cahill also rejected the defense's motion to sequester the jury on Monday following a fatal police shooting in Brooklyn Center.

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Medical examiner: Wright died of gunshot wound to the chest

The 20-year-old was killed by a police officer on Sunday, April 11.

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Brooklyn Center fires city manager following Daunte Wright killing

The mayor has taken swift action after being granted extra powers by the city council on Monday.

Brooklyn Center unrest

National Guard presence in Twin Cities to double; 25-30 arrested on Sunday

Gov. Tim Walz said it's 'devastating and heartbreaking that we're here once again' following the killing of Daunte Wright.

Tim Gannon

Brooklyn Center police chief: 'Once we got pelted, we responded in kind'

The police presence will be enhanced Monday and beyond.

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Chief: Officer who killed Daunte Wright meant to use Taser, pulled gun by mistake

Chief Tim Gannon provided the update as Brooklyn Center PD released bodycam footage of Daunte Wright's death.