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

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican Kurt Zellers is ruling out new taxes and most fees as budget options if he's elected governor of Minnesota. He's signed a pledge put forth by the group Americans for Tax Reform. None of the other Republicans running in next month's primary have signed the document.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Somali member of parliament who spent several years in Minnesota has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is claiming that it killed Saddo Ali Warsame, who lived in St. Cloud and Minneapolis from 2007 to 2012. She was a popular folk singer.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is backing off after vowing last week that he would sue the team. Kluwe says the team cut him over his activism in favor of gay marriage and remains unhappy with the way the team resolved his complaint against assistant coach Mike Priefer. Kluwe's lawyer says he's recommending that settlement talks continue.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a "conservative" deer season. They say hunters in 95 percent of the state will only be allowed to kill one deer and the harvest of does will be further restricted. Officials say they're taking the steps to rebuild the whitetail population.

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