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

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Several paralyzed athletes have been given the opportunity to leave their wheelchairs behind and take to the air at Twin Cities Trapeze Center. Tresa Honaker, Dwayne Scheuneman and Angelique Lele were able to feel the sensation of fight for the first time since their spinal cord injuries. Elizabeth Skwiot owns an aerial Pilates company. She invited Honaker to try aerial work for the first time since she was injured in a January 2012 accident. Scheuneman and Lele also joined in on the experiment.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-lover last month may have robbed a bank in Blaine over the weekend. Police have been searching for Lyle "Ty" Hoffman since Aug. 11, when 48-year-old Kelly Phillips was shot to death in a gas station parking lot.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police say a driver struck and severely injured a pedestrian, and then fled several blocks before he was stopped and arrested. The collision happened Monday about 2:30 a.m. Police say 23-year-old Luis Angel Cruz-Guzman was crossing a street when he was struck. Police say the 26-year-old driver left the scene.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Zoo is preparing a birthday party for Nikko, a 31-year-old snow monkey that's believed to be the oldest in North America. Nikko was born in September 1983 and has been at the Minnesota Zoo since 2001. Nikko is believed to be the third-oldest snow monkey in the world. The oldest two are both 34 and live in the Czech Republic.

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