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

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal judge in Minnesota says he won't stop an election that could unionize thousands of people who provide in-home health care. The judge says he can't predict the vote's outcome and the mere fact that an election is occurring doesn't violate the rights of those who want to stop it. Ballots will be tallied next week.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota remains at the head of the class among states on the ACT college entrance exam. The state's high school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 this year. That puts Minnesota first among 27 states in which at least half the high school graduates took the exam. It covers English, math, science and reading.

NEW YORK (AP) - Target has slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months. The company also said Wednesday second-quarter earnings dropped nearly 62 percent. It says most of its low- to middle-income shoppers have moved beyond the data breach but are still cautious about spending right now and it had to cut prices more than it expected to in the latest period.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton will get a bucket of ice water over the head Thursday on the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair. The governor accepted the ice bucket challenge from Twins owner Jim Pohlad. The national craze has raised millions for the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.

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