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

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VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - Two groups of campers were rescued after strong winds knocked down trees on them in northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. In one incident, two women with serious injuries were flown from the Loon Lake area. The St. Louis County Rescue Squad says the women had trees lying on them for several hours. The sheriff's office says two campers in a group of 17 from Louisiana near Lady Boot Bay were injured when trees fell on their tents early Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton says he's pushing to release prices for the state's health insurance exchange on October 1st. That would be more than six weeks before Minnesotans can start picking more plans -- and a month before they vote. Republicans have suggested Democrats want to hide potential rate increases until after Election Day.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation in an annual child-welfare index released Tuesday. The latest Kids Count report uses data from 2012 and says 15 percent of Minnesota children are living in poverty. It also says the state has some of the worst disparities in the country. Nearly half of Minnesota's black children live in poverty.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - There will be no verdict in former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit at least until Wednesday. Jurors have gone home and will return in the morning. Ventura is seeking millions of dollars from the estate of the late military sniper Chris Kyle. He says Kyle made up a story in his memoir about punching Ventura in a California bar.

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