ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota House has voted to undo the "lavish parties" exception to an otherwise strict gift ban for lawmakers. The exception allows legislators to get lobbyist-purchased meals at receptions as long as all are invited. The won't be rolled back unless the Senate goes along.
MADISON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say they have few answers about the death of a popular high school football player who went missing following a party at a farm in Lac qui Parle (lak-kwah-PAR'-uhl) County. They haven't said what caused Michael Anyasike's death. He was reported missing about 12 hours after deputies broke up an underage drinking party at a farm near Madison.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A 30-year-old Woodbury man is charged with shooting another man on the outside patio of Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub in St. Paul. The charges say Patrick Juetten was wearing a fake badge and posing as a police officer when he wounded the man, who'd been a high school classmate. It happened Friday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Farmington Representative Pat Garofalo says he doesn't have a racist bone in his body. The state lawmaker is apologizing for a Sunday night tweet linking NBA players to an "increase in streetcrime." He reconsidered his words after initially defending them. The tweet unleashed a flood of reaction from people who called Garafalo out for unfair stereotyping in a league where about three-fourths of the players are black.
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