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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in Minnesota's 1st District have picked their candidates for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Tim Walz. Democrats picked Dan Feehan at the party's endorsing convention Saturday in Le Sueur. Just a few miles south in Mankato, the GOP on Saturday endorsed Jim Hagedorn over state Sen. Carla Nelson, who has said she will run in the primary without the party endorsement.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police say a 41-year-old man was killed when a man fleeing police crashed into his vehicle. Police say the 26-year-old suspect suffered noncritical injuries in the late Friday night crash. Police say he was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. Officers were called to the scene of a domestic altercation just before midnight. The 911 caller reported that her boyfriend had tried to stab her 14-year-old son with a machete.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A St. Paul brewing company that uses a Central American nut in its beer production is partnering with conservationists to raise awareness about rainforest conservation efforts. University of Minnesota and Urban Growler Brewing Co. partnered last year to use the Ramon nut to make beer. Minnesota Daily reports that the university's Institute on the Environment has given the partnership a mini-grant to help spread awareness of their conservation efforts.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota and the National Loon Center Foundation are working to build a center for loon education and conservation. Minnesota Daily reports that the university's Department of Applied Economics is conducting a feasibility study to see if the national loon center should be built in Crosslake. Researchers say Crosslake is a good location because it's a natural habitat for loons and would benefit from additional conservation work.

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