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

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona will be conducted in two phases. A bench trial starting in November will look at whether church leaders created a "public nuisance" by failing to warn parishioners about an abusive priest. A jury will examine negligence claims in the second phase in January.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) - A Lake City man who called police to get help for a passenger in his car who'd been shot is now accused of being the shooter. Wisconsin authorities have charged Tanner Rix with intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend Angel Linderman. Authorities say an autopsy revealed the woman died several hours before Rix called 911 last week.

CONROE, Texas (AP) - Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings will make his first Texas court appearance on a child abuse charge next month. Peterson's arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday but his lawyer is out of the country. The Vikings have reinstated Peterson and he released a statement saying he is "sorry for the hurt" he caused his son when he struck the four-year-old with a switch earlier this year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Senator Al Franken has a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden according to a Star Tribune poll. The poll that has Franken up 49 to 36 percent among likely voters also says the undecideds are in the double digits -- 11 percent. McFadden has an edge in northern Minnesota while Franken gets most of his support in the Twin Cities area.

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