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ROCKVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A homicide suspect who was shot by a deputy in the central Minnesota town of Rockville has been transferred to a Minneapolis hospital. Twenty-eight-year-old Marcus Michael Bradshaw, of Walker, had been in critical condition at St. Cloud Hospital on Sunday. His condition Monday at Hennepin County Medical center wasn't immediately available. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner tells the St. Cloud Times he has a deputy stationed outside Bradshaw's room at HCMC.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — American Indian activist Russell Means kept busy with his Hollywood career even as he battled the cancer that finally took his life. Means died Monday in Porcupine, S.D. The Internet Movie Database reports that Means had recently completed projects, and had more in the works. Means appeared in a film called "Tiger Eyes," which was based on a Judy Blume novel. Means' son, Tatanka Means, starred. The film screened Sunday at the Sante Fe Independent Film Festival.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of the other guy. Each is aiming for a commanding performance Monday to settle the seesaw dynamics of the first two debates: Romney gave Obama an old-fashioned shellacking in the first round, and the chastened president rebounded in their second encounter.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock Republican President Richard M. Nixon from his place as a commanding favorite for re-election. The South Dakota senator tried to make an issue out of the bungled attempt to wiretap the offices of the Democratic National Committee, calling Nixon the most corrupt president in history.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A dispute may be resolved soon over using Legacy Amendment tax dollars help a tribe buy land on its own reservation. The Fond du Lac Band is seeking $1.7 million to protect 440 acres near the St. Louis River, which include an 80-acre lake and 83 acres of wetlands. It's the first time a tribe has requested Legacy money to buy land within its reservation. The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council voted against it last month. But the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the leading opponent, Rep. Denny McNamara, now supports the project.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — State investigators are looking into the death of a suspect who struggled with Rochester police officers. Authorities identified the man as 39-year-old Mark Adam Prom. Rochester officers attempted to arrest him on a felony warrant Friday. Officials say he ran from police and assaulted one officer as she caught up with him. That officer and another one subdued Prom and as they were handcuffing him, he appeared to have a medical issue and stopped breathing.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking people to leave their porch lights on to honor the St. Joseph boy abducted 23 years ago. Jacob was 11 when he was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989, by a masked gunman along a rural road. He hasn't been seen since and the case remains unsolved. Every Oct. 22, the resource center that bears his name asks individuals to leave a porch light on to remember Jacob. This year, the center is also asking people to honor all missing children by talking to others about child safety.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New federal data show more than 9,500 students at Minnesota colleges and universities have defaulted on their federal student loans in the past three years. Roughly one in seven students who borrowed federally backed money to attend public two-year colleges is behind on payments. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that at the largest Minnesota-based for-profit school, Capella University, almost one in 10 student borrowers is delinquent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle. Labor leaders say their top goal remains re-electing President Barack Obama, but several unions are redirecting their focus from the presidential and congressional campaigns to state and local races in dozens of states where they feel threatened.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It might not be as expensive to renovate the Target Center as earlier projections suggested. When officials announced plans last year to fix up the 22-year-old Minneapolis building, the price tag was $150 million. When a Target Center "implementation committee" was created this summer, the cost was estimated at $135 million. Now city officials say the working cost is $100 million.