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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher was killed while driving to work when she was hit by a drunken driver in Brooklyn Park _ and her husband heard the call while monitoring emergency dispatch audio. The State Patrol says 30-year-old Jenna Bixby died Saturday night in the head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 252.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A "Make America Great Again" hat at a polling station? The Supreme Court will soon review a Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel to the polls. Like a number of states, Minnesota does not allow political items to be worn at the polls to reduce the potential for confrontations or voter intimidation. But that could change. Later this month the Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the state's law.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the body of Kara Blevins was discovered about 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Chippewa National Forest, not far from her hometown of Akeley. Blevins was last seen on Feb. 2 walking along a road in Akeley. Authorities say she left without a phone, car, money or extra clothing.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers' prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users. Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing.

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