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

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HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas prosecutor says a grand jury backed a child abuse charge against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after it spent several weeks reviewing "lots of evidence." Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Grant said yesterday that parents are entitled to discipline their children, but that grand jury members felt Peterson went too far after they looked at the child's injuries. Peterson was booked and released from a Houston-area jail earlier on Saturday. The Vikings have benched him for today's home opener versus the New England Patriots.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Police say three people suffered stab wounds that were not life threatening during a large fight in St. Cloud. Sergeant Jason Burke says officers responded around 5:30 p.m. yesterday to a fight involving between 10 to 20 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A man convicted of stabbing and slashing his St. Paul girlfriend in front of her 5-year-old son has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says 43-year-old Damien Tito Jones was sentenced Friday. A jury had convicted him of second-degree attempted murder.

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) - Chisago County authorities say a horse rider who was thrown from her mount after it was spooked by another horse has been hospitalized in serious condition. The sheriff's office says two other riders on separate horses were also thrown from their horses, suffering minor injuries around 12:30 p.m. yesterday in Lent Township.

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