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WABASHA, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say more body parts have been found in the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota. Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsch says two boys discovered a torso and an attached leg with a boot on Saturday. The boot appears to match a boot found on a human leg that was discovered July 21 along the river near West Newton. In April, a 61-year-old Pepin, Wisconsin, man disappeared after taking his sailboat onto Lake Pepin. DNA tests will be conducted on the remains.

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Police have recovered an 11-week-old puppy stolen from a car in Chaska. The Chaska Police Department said in a Facebook post on Sunday that the dog named Goldy has been recovered. Police say a suspect has been identified, and the investigation is still active. A woman was suspected of stealing the puppy from a car parked outside a Goodwill store in Chaska on Friday afternoon.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to killing two teenagers as he drove the wrong way down a highway last year. Twenty-seven-year-old Quoc Tran, of Osseo, entered his plea last week in Hennepin County court to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. A jury trial had been scheduled to start Monday. Tran admitted that he had been to two downtown Minneapolis bars and drank 10 shots of tequila in about 90 minutes before entering Interstate 94. Sentencing is set for Oct. 30.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 38-year-old woman is accused of setting a fire at a downtown Minneapolis store that caused more than $500,000 in damage. Lewonda Jones, of Brooklyn Center, was charged last week in Hennepin County court with two counts of arson. Jones was found in Fargo, North Dakota, and is being held in the Cass County jail pending her return to Minnesota. A clothing rack at the Marshalls store on Nicollet Mall was set ablaze on July 15. The fire closed the outlet for nearly four weeks.

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