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Jul 15, 2014

Ex-Minnesota governor was rolling on ground-Navy SEAL

By David Bailey

ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – A Navy SEAL told a court on Tuesday he saw former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura on his back outside a bar in 2006, although he did not see if he had been struck by a former Navy SEAL accused of fabricating an altercation with Ventura.

Navy SEAL John Kelly III told the federal trial he was herding mourners from one bar to another during a wake for a fallen SEAL when he looked back and saw Ventura rocking on the sidewalk or curb.

Jul 6, 2014

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, pelts southeast Canada

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Arthur weakened from hurricane force on Saturday and pelted parts of southeast Canada with heavy rain and strong winds, leaving 250,000 homes and businesses without power, as the storm swept away from New England.

Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after having reached landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jul 5, 2014

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, moves into southeast Canada

July 5 (Reuters) – Arthur weakened from hurricane force on
Saturday and pelted parts of southeast Canada with heavy rain
and strong winds, as the storm swept away from New England.

Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning
after having reached landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks
late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for
tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jul 5, 2014

Arthur pelts Maine, moves into southeast Canada

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Cyclone Arthur pelted parts of far eastern Maine and southeastern Canada with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, as the storm that had been a hurricane swept away from southern New England.

Arthur, which weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning, had earlier reached Category 2 hurricane status and made landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks late on Thursday, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jun 6, 2014

No charges for Michigan man who drove across U.S. with corpse

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – A man who completed a cross country drive to Michigan from Arizona with a dead woman in his van will not face charges for failing to report her death immediately, police in suburban Detroit said on Friday.

Ray Tomlinson, 62, told police he had determined that the woman, a friend who had signed herself out of an Arizona mental health facility, had died during the drive but feared he would be arrested and that a delay in his trip home could hurt his 92-year-old mother, who was also in the van, authorities said.

May 29, 2014

Minnesota governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

MINNEAPOLIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Minnesota Governor Mark
Dayton on Thursday signed into law a bill legalizing medical
marijuana in liquid or pill form for a limited number of
residents suffering from severe or fatal illnesses.

With Dayton’s signature, Minnesota joins more than 20 U.S.
states that have approved medical marijuana and cannabis
programs, according to the National Conference of State
Legislatures.

Apr 24, 2014

Probe of Gacy serial killings resolves unrelated 1978 Illinois murder

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Illinois investigators trying to put names to the last unidentified victims of executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated 1978 disappearance of another man, officials said on Wednesday.

Edward Beaudion, 22, was killed the night he was last seen in July 1978 and dumped in a Cook County Forest Preserve area southwest of Chicago by a man police questioned at the time, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Apr 10, 2014

Minnesota lawmakers OK raising minimum wage to $9.50 an hour

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure raising the state’s minimum wage from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest.

The measure to bump the hourly wage to $9.50, one of dozens of wage proposals debated by lawmakers around the country this year, passed the Democrat-controlled House by a vote of 71-60. The Democrat-run Senate approved the measure on Wednesday.

Apr 9, 2014

Body found in lake confirmed as missing Michigan doctor

By David Bailey and Brendan O’Brien

(Reuters) – A body recovered on Sunday from a northwestern Indiana lake has been confirmed as that of a Michigan doctor who went missing early in December and likely drowned, authorities said on Wednesday.

Teleka Patrick, 30, missing since December 5, was found not far from the spot where police came across her car with a flat tire parked along an interstate highway at night, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller told a news conference.

Apr 8, 2014

Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriend

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team forward, Dante Cunningham, charged last week with choking his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault, is now suspected of sending her threatening messages, police said on Monday.

Cunningham, 26, was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and ordered to stay away from the woman after an alleged attack on Thursday in Medina, Minnesota, a suburb west of Minneapolis. He posted a bond and was released on Friday.