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NEW YORK (AP) — A top parenting site has teamed with Hyperion for a series of e-books featuring stories from "connected and engaged" mothers and fathers. Hyperion and Babble.com announced Monday that the first book, "Parenting, Uncensored: Straight Talk From Real Moms and Dads on Breastfeeding," comes out April 30. A book on pregnancy and rearing infants and toddlers is scheduled for January 2014.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is accused of fraudulently billing the state for in-home care for her dying husband. A complaint filed by the state attorney general says 58-year-old Lana Barnes, of Scandia, submitted false time cards and received $110,000 in overpayments from the state between 2007 and 2010. Prosecutors allege many of the time cards Barnes submitted indicted one of her sons was caring for her husband during times he was driving truck out of state.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say robbery may have played a role in a north Minneapolis stabbing that left one dead and another injured. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the victim who died as 35-year-old Robert Young. He was found dead late Friday in his home. A man with non-life threatening stab wounds was also found in the house. The Star Tribune ( http://bit.ly/XCkUm4 ) reports a suspect is still at large.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unlike last year, when the Grammys became the Adele show, each of the leading nominees in a diverse and eclectic field got a chance to bask in the spotlight of music's biggest night. Fun., whose anthemic and semidark jam "We Are Young" dominated the charts in 2012, won song of the year. Gotye's massive and oddball pop hit, "Somebody I Used to Know," picked up record of the year. And folk-rockers Mumford & Sons won album of the year for their platinum-selling "Babel."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year. It was an event that even shocked the London folk-rockers. "We figured we weren't going to win anything because The Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, rightfully so," Marcus Mumford said.
BEMIDJI - The community input gathering planned for tonight at the Beltrami County History Center has been rescheduled for Wednesday. A news release said the postponement was due to weather. The Community Input Gathering is designed to invite input and dialogue for an upcoming new exhibit on Beltrami County History to open June 2013. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be 5:30-7:30pm. Wednesday at the History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.
OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A judge has found a man guilty of attempted murder for shooting at an occupied car outside a McDonald's restaurant in Medford last year. Jason Paul Krieg was found guilty Tuesday on two counts of attempted murder. But Krieg was acquitted on a charge of drive-by shooting. Judge Joseph Bueltel ruled prosecutors proved Krieg was trying to kill a man who was sitting in his mother's car when Krieg fired six bullets that struck the car. The man and his mother weren't hit.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis police officer used the Internet to prey on at least four girls, telling one 14-year-old that he "likes girls your age," according to a criminal complaint filed Friday. Bradley James Schnickel, 32, plied a 13-year-old girl with vodka last year and had sex with her in his car, the complaint said. He persuaded another girl to send a pair of nude pictures of herself, after which he drove to her apartment and masturbated in front of her in his car, the complaint said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has hired an outside consulting firm to analyze the university's administrative costs and report to state lawmakers. Regents on Friday discussed the hiring of Sibson Consulting to examine the school's structure. The analysis will cost $48,000 and will be given to legislators March 15. Sibson Consulting will review the university's administrative layers and number of employees who directly report to each supervisor.