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Minnesota's lawmakers have passed a $46 billion budget after three extra days in session. The Legislature approved the budget just before 3:00 a.m. Friday. The broad budget agreement would put $650 million toward tax relief, expand preschool offerings by $50 million and dedicate $300 million to fix roads and bridges. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to address questions later Friday on whether he will sign off on the bills.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A posting on country music legend Loretta Lynn's website says she has been hospitalized after having a stroke. The posting says Lynn was admitted into a Nashville hospital on Thursday night after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Her website says she is responsive and expected to make a full recovery. It says Lynn has been advised by doctors to stay off the road while she recuperates, and upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.
REYNOLDS, N.D. (AP) - Police say a crime spree by a man who fired at a state trooper is over after the suspect shot himself rather than surrender.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The Air Force says the Minot base contributed about $591 million to the local economy in fiscal year 2016. That's about $30 million more than fiscal year 2015. The base's Lt. Col. Raymond Castro presented the economic impact report to the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Thursday. The Minot Daily News says the economic impact includes the annual payroll of military members, civilians employed at the base, expenditures and the estimated dollar value of the jobs created.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A former deputy U.S. marshal has been convicted of spying on Bismarck women as they undressed in store dressing rooms. KFYR-TV reports that Michael Rivera was found guilty of misdemeanors including surreptitious intrusion and creating and attempting to create sexually expressive images, but found not guilty of more serious felony charges. The 29-year-old was cleared of 11 charges related to minors in the case.
TURTLE LAKE, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead after a house fire in western North Dakota. The McLean County Law Enforcement Center got a 911 call early Tuesday about the fire in rural Turtle Lake. A 50-year-old woman reported she was able to escape unharmed but a man was still inside the house. Several fire departments responded. Firefighters recovered the remains of 41-year-old Jason Sweet from the basement. The fire destroyed the house. The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Two of Bobby Vee's four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer's estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit and to support Rockhouse Productions. Rockhouse is a recording studio and production facility that is run by the brothers. It was established by Bobby and his wife, Karen, who is also deceased.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Officials at the Mayo Clinic are worried that President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries could prevent some patients from getting life-saving medical care. Mayo says around 20 of its patients may be affected by the 90-day travel ban, while another 80 staff, physicians or scholars associated with the medical center have ties to the seven countries listed in the executive order. Spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo said in a statement Monday that Mayo is working with patients and staff who have travel concerns.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat became a downtown Minneapolis landmark, has died. She was 76. Gillen's daughter, Alessandra Gillen, says her mother died Friday in hospice care at Madison Heights Senior Community in Madison, where she had lived since 2013. Gwendolyn Gillen died two days after Moore died at the age of 80. Alessandra Gillen tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel her mother was most proud of the Moore statue.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - An Ohio man who tracked down his former fiancee in North Dakota and kidnapped her at knifepoint has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Omar Toure was earlier found guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. He appeared in court Monday in Williston where Northwest District Judge David Nelson expressed concern over his apparent lack of remorse.