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

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota. The National Weather Service reports nearly 15 inches of snow in Milaca, 14 inches in St. Francis and over 10 inches in Pine City.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Al Franken in a hockey-themed cable television ad. Instead of opening with a soft biography, McFadden's first campaign ad shows a hockey player shooting pucks at a net - and missing - while an announcer faults Franken for his votes on spending, taxes and "Obamacare." McFadden then skates up with a hockey stick and says Minnesota needs "someone who's going to shoot straight in Washington."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. The Star Tribune says the state Department of Health yesterday reported the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota rose 10 percent from 2012 to 2013.

MADISON, Minn. (AP) - A 19-year-old man admitted yesterday that he and his father hosted an underage drinking party attended by a high school athlete from Dawson who was later found dead of hypothermia. Erik Hastad pleaded guilty in La qui Parle (lak kwih PAR'-uhl) County Court to violating the county's social host ordinance and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

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