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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice. Hoffner joined his team for practice Friday. The Free Press of Mankato reports he did not run the drills but instead watched the team work out.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend while she sat in the back of an SUV with their infant son. Nineteen-year-old Timothy Hendricks is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder. The Star Tribune reports 20-year-old Michelle Marie Ploetz of St. Paul was taken off life support at Regions Hospital and died from a gunshot wound to the head.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees. Some nurseries are offering plants that are free of an insecticide that experts have partly blamed for a die-off of bee populations in recent years. Minnesota Public Radio News reports Bachman's is now growing plants at its Lakeville center that are free of the neonicotinoid insecticide.

NEW YORK (AP) - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Brosthers Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, releasing key projects like "Purple Rain" and "1999".

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