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

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CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A Cannon Falls dance coach has been fired following a hazing incident involving toy guns. The school board voted Monday not to renew a contract with Bomber Dance Team head coach Madi Salisbury. Cannon Falls Superintendent Beth Giese says the decision was made to protect students, in accordance with the state's weapons policy. The dance team has won six state titles in the past 11 years.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota woman who was shot in Wisconsin last week called 911 and identified the shooter as her brother-in-law. An affidavit also says Kacee Tollefsbol of Lake Elmo told a detective at the hospital the same thing before she died. A former sheriff's deputy has been arrested for the fatal shooting of his wife and her sister.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Duluth business owner Jim Carlson is appealing his criminal case. Carlson has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for selling millions of dollars in synthetic drugs. He was convicted on more than 50 counts. But he says he did nothing illegal.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Thousands of in-home health care providers in Minnesota have voted to create their own union and call it a sign better pay is on the horizon. The Service Employees International Union now can negotiate with the state for the estimated 27,000 eligible workers. Officials say about 60 percent of the roughly 5,800 voters who cast ballots approved unionization.

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