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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has found that a judge's order requiring a man to unlock his cellphone with a fingerprint was constitutional. The decision comes in the case of Matthew Diamond, who wanted burglary and theft convictions overturned in connection with a 2014 robbery in Chaska. Diamond's attorney argued his Fifth Amendment right was violated. But the Supreme Court says providing a fingerprint didn't require Diamond to use his mind. The justices likened it to providing a blood sample.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - A blind 13-year-old dog who has cancer survived five nights of snow and bitter cold huddled in a window well in eastern Minnesota. Patsy Sumpter tells KARE-TV that she let her goldendoodle, Buddy, outside her Eden Prairie home Wednesday night, but he never returned. A neighbor spotted Buddy curled up in the window well on Monday and called the police to help lift him out. Sumpter calls his discovery and survival a miracle.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - The father of a teenager fatally shot during a roadside confrontation over a traffic crash in Rochester says he lost his son after his family moved away from threats in Iraq to what he believed was one of the safest cities in the U.S. Seventeen-year-old Muhammed Rahim was killed Sunday while confronting a Rochester man after their vehicles collided. The 25-year-old suspect is behind bars.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken. The two-term Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate had considered a bid in the weeks since Franken resigned due to sexual misconduct allegations. But on Tuesday, Pawlenty said he wouldn't run. He noted that Election Day was only 10 months away, and that it would be a tough road for Republicans to win in Minnesota.

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