WASHINGTON (AP) - In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters have rallied across the U.S. against gun violence. The demonstrators on Saturday vowed to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against guns and ammunition. They took to the streets of Washington and such cities as Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Los Angeles in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a St. Paul man was killed and a woman was wounded in an early morning shooting at an Inver Grove Heights movie theater parking lot. Officers responded to a call at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after a fight broke out on a party bus, where people were celebrating a birthday. Police say the fight escalated into a shooting and multiple shots were fired, killing 19-year-old Billy Ray Robles and injuring a woman with a gunshot to the leg.
ELY, Minn. (AP) - Curators of a Minnesota wolf center say the artic wolf pups that arrived in 2016 have reached their challenging years and have been testing behavioral limits this winter. The Mesabi Daily News reports that Axel and Grayson will turn 2 years old this May at the International Wolf Center in Ely. The pups are troublemakers of sorts and will ride up on shoulders, mount each other and pull each other's tails.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - As Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton nears the end of eight years in office, he's content to take a back seat in the race to replace him. At least for now. Dayton hasn't yet made an endorsement. He tells The Associated Press that he'll wait until voters choose the Democratic candidate. But Dayton does have plenty to offer his party's candidates. Even as Dayton encouraged candidates "to be running independently" from him, he said the best help he could offer Democrats was his accomplishments in office.
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