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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The mayor of St. Paul has asked a City Council candidate to drop out of the race following accusations of domestic abuse and after a topless photo of the contender's estranged wife appeared on his campaign website. Mayor Melvin Carter says David Martinez should drop out of the race immediately.

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Minnetonka High School is staffed with counselors to help friends of Archer Amorosi deal with his death. The 16-year-old student athlete was fatally shot by Carver County sheriff's deputies Friday after they were called to his family's home. His mother said her son was suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gatherings have been held in Minneapolis and Australia to honor a woman who was killed a year ago by a Minneapolis police officer after she called 911 to report a possible assault. About 100 people gathered Saturday near Minnehaha Creek in south Minneapolis in memory of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. At the same time, Damond's relatives held a sunrise gathering at a beach in her native Australia. Her fiance, Don Damond, says the pain he's endured has been unimaginable.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Meat and poultry processing workers often perform the same motions for hours at a time: pulling tenders off of chicken carcasses, tearing out their internal organs or trimming cuts of meat. These repetitive and forceful jobs, performed on long shifts with minimal breaks, can cause workers to develop lasting injuries that often remain invisible due to faulty government data collection or underreported by workers who fear retaliation from employers.

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