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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer under investigation for possible brutality has just a single disciplinary action in his personnel file since joining the force in 2009. Jesse Zilge was given an oral reprimand for improper procedure. But police files made public Thursday didn't include details of what led to the reprimand.
Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday: 1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT: Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.
DENVER (AP) — If James Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors wanting to prove that he methodically carried out a deadly Colorado movie theater shooting have a difficult task before them: They must prove he is sane.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel may put new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees on hold at a hearing on Thursday. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is scheduled to vote on the two-year contracts for the two largest state employee unions.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for Jesse Ventura say an ex-Navy SEAL's account of a bar fight involving the former Minnesota governor is "a complete fabrication."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty used the spotlight at the Republican National Convention to try to connect with middle class voters.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair is making accommodations for the heat. Thursday's temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 90s with a heat index hovering around 100. State Fair organizers will have cooling spots set up with water misting areas near medical aid stations.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They're the political world's newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style. The running mates share a love of policy, and a fascination with the world's economy and America's place in it. But where Romney is buttoned-up and reserved on the campaign trail, Ryan is relaxed and exudes a natural enthusiasm.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers, according to a report by Fox Sports. Wait, what? Joe Mauer, about to be dealt by his hometown team? The report on the network's website late Tuesday, attributed to an unidentified "major league source," was enough to raise eyebrows around the sport. It said the waivers on Mauer expired Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Grocery store chain Supervalu is restructuring its management ranks under its new CEO as it engineers a turnaround in the face of tough competition and a sputtering economy. The operator of Albertson's, Jewel-Osco and other grocery chains said Kevin Holt, 53, was named president of Supervalu retail, working on strategy for the company's traditional retail and pharmacy divisions. He joined the company in May as executive vice president of retail operations.