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TUESDAY MINNESOTA DAILY NEWSBRIEFS

Governor Tim Walz on Monday, talked about the COVID-19 situation in the state for the first time since Thanksgiving. The gathering came at a time when millions of Americans traveled for the long holiday weekend, which now raises some concerns of another wave of infections. Top health officials advised those who traveled over Thanksgiving to get tested about five to ten days after a family gathering. People also are urged to avoid folks who are 65 years of age or older.
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St. Paul fire investigators are looking into an early Monday morning blaze at a homeless encampment along I-94. The fire was burning just off the freeway at Cretin Avenue. There is no word on injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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Saint Paul police say they shot a naked man carrying a knife who was hiding in a dumpster. Police say the suspect kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman over the weekend. After being shot, he was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
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A man who was shot and killed in Minneapolis last week is identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says Wesley May was shot and killed last Friday afternoon. Destiny Tlatenchi [[ tuh-LAH-ten-chee ]] has been arrested
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A Minnesota man’s dead after his boat capsized while duck hunting on Clear Lake. The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office says Jeffrey Brooks was found floating in the water yards away from a flipped-over boat Saturday morning. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
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Minnesota gas prices are holding steady after the holiday weekend. Triple-A says the average price for regular unleaded is nearly the same as it was a month ago, one dollar and 94 cents per gallon. That’s 18 cents below the national average.