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

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota judicial officials are warning of a phone scam that involves jury duty. Residents in Olmsted, Rice, Dakota and Ramsey counties have reported getting phone messages saying they had failed to return a jury summons. When the call is returned, someone answers the phone and asks probing questions.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Duluth police are investigating the discovery of a body. Authorities say a passer-by noticed the body yesterday near an intersection along a fence and brush line. The medical examiner's office will try to determine how the person died.

MADISON, Minn. (AP) - The girls basketball coach at Lac qui Parle (lak-kwah-PAR'-uhl) Valley High School says he initially didn't believe his MVP when she told him what she wanted to do with her award plaque. Ryan Giles says Alaysia Freetly came to the wood shop and asked him to cut her plaque in to three pieces. KARE-TV reports Giles summoned the team to his classroom and two other players with similar stats to Freetly were each awarded a piece of the award.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A football coach who was dismissed from Minnesota State, Mankato is returning to his job at the school after he was cleared of child pornography charges. Todd Hoffner will return to his duties at Mankato today. He was arrested in 2012 after university staff found images of his naked children on his work cellphone. A judge later dismissed the charges, saying they were innocent post-bath images of Hoffner's children playing.

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