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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A police union president is defending three officers who were filmed while using a stun gun on a man in downtown St. Paul. Chris Lollie says he was sitting in the skyway waiting to pick up his children when security guards called police and said he'd been sitting in a private area. The 28-year-old recorded the encounter, in which officers used a stun gun on him despite his protests that he'd done nothing wrong. Police Federation President Dave Titus said Saturday that Lollie refused "numerous lawful orders for an extended period of time."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police say a woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train may have been listening to headphones. Police tell WCCO-TV the woman was heading toward the station in a crosswalk Sunday morning when she was struck by an eastbound train. Authorities say the station's warning signals were working at the time.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The state of Minnesota is making little effort to return unclaimed money to more than 50,000 residents. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says the state Department of Commerce is holding onto $606 million in unclaimed assets.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A $2.2 million wind turbine at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in St. Cloud remains broken, and a series of repairs has been ineffective. A St. Cloud Times report says there have been similar issues with wind turbines at VA facilities in two other states.

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