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NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is working on a book about democracy. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will be published in 2015. The 58-year-old Rice has previously written or co-written a handful of policy books, along with memoirs about her family and her years in the George W. Bush administration.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The prospect of requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales in Minnesota is at the center of a fiery debate at the Capitol. The House Public Safety Committee is set to vote later Tuesday on a Democrat's gun bill that currently includes that measure. That vote is a critical test of whether that measure can become law. Republicans say it doesn't have the votes.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to wait rather than take action to quickly deliver $800 million in back pay to Minnesota schools. As House Democrats prepared to release budget targets Tuesday, they were planning to depart from Dayton on the issue of school IOUs by proposing accelerated repayment.
BOSTON (AP) — Just after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men posing as police officers pulled off the single largest property heist in U.S. history, stealing 13 pieces of artwork worth as much as $500 million. For more than two decades, the FBI has chased leads around the globe. Now agents believe they know who it was. But they still don't know where the art is, and they're asking for help.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anglers will be allowed to keep fewer walleyes when they fish Mille Lacs Lake this year. Mille Lacs anglers will be able to keep walleyes only between 18 and 20 inches, or longer than 28. All others must be released. The limit is two, with only one longer than 28 inches. Last season all walleye from 17 to 28 inches had to be released. But the state is loosening regulations for northern pike and smallmouth bass on Mille Lacs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for swindling more than $11 million in investment scam. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, 35-year-old Jason Meyer acknowledged misrepresenting himself as an experienced investor. Meyer started a company called 3 Holligans Investment Properties in 2007.
Low, "The Invisible Way" (Sub Pop) The husband-and-wife team of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker form the core of the Duluth, Minn.-based group Low. Their latest studio album, "The Invisible Way," is a glorious culmination of 20 years spent honing a slow-tempo, melodious sound with arresting male-female harmonies and cerebral lyrics.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota revenue officials say problems with TurboTax and other Intuit tax preparation products have been fixed. The Department of Revenue said Tuesday Intuit has corrected the errors and taxpayers can continue to use the company's products, which also include Lacerte, Intuit online and ProSeries.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — As the Mayo Clinic seeks state money to help with its expansion plans, Minnesota's third-largest city is feeling the strain from the rapid growth it has already seen. Rochester's population has doubled since 1970 to more than 107,000, and is projected to grow by another 32,000 in 20 years. Since 2000, the city has annexed nearly 10,000 acres, and farm fields have given way to housing developments and strip malls, especially on the northwest side.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.