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

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor is calling for a cap on state spending. Scott Honour says he wants a statutory budget cap linked to population and inflation. Honour is one of four Republicans seeking to take on Gov. Mark Dayton in November. Former House Speaker Kurt Zellers, former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson are also running in the Aug. 12 primary.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An attorney for the estate of military sniper Chris Kyle says the family will consider appealing a jury's decision to award former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case. Lawyer John Borger faced questions about why he agreed to a non-unanimous verdict when the jury appeared deadlocked. Ventura's attorney says the jury acted fairly.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrats are holding a fundraising advantage in key Minnesota races as the fall campaign nears. Gov. Mark Dayton says he has $847,000 available as of July 21, well more than any Republican vying to be the nominee against him. Attorney General Lori Swanson was out front of Republican challenger Scott Newman, but not substantially. And in the fight for state House control, a Democratic campaign arm has double what Republicans have left.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe is threatening to sue the team after it released a 29-page summary of a report that found the team cut him for football-related reasons. Kluwe wants the entire report made public.

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