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RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) - The bodies of two fishermen missing in northern Minnesota since November have been recovered. Red Lake Police say the body of a 17-year-old boy was found in Lower Red Lake Wednesday. Searchers found the body of 29-year-old Deland Beaulieu on Thursday morning about 150 feet from where the boy's body was recovered. Beaulieu and the 17-year-old disappeared Nov. 6 when their boat capsized while they were gillnetting.

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say an elderly couple from central Minnesota reported missing along with a man who lived with them has been found dead in their vehicle. Stearns County sheriff's officials say 93-year-old Wilbert Scheel and his 80-year-old wife, Gloria Scheel, were found dead in their Prius about 5 p.m. Thursday in Kandiyohi County.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new proposed plan aims to make Minneapolis taller, greener and more equitable. Minnesota Public Radio reports that officials released the first draft of the Minneapolis 2040 plan Thursday. It has policy recommendations about housing, transportation, economic development, public health, the arts and the environment. Created by the city's Community Planning and Economic Development department, the plan aims to make the city more urban.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers have finally approved $10 million in emergency funding for the state's troubled driver's registration system. The Minnesota Senate signed off on the money for MNLARS Thursday, and the House followed suit later. The debate over how to pay for the repairs to the new computer system has dragged on since the legislative session began in February.

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