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

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has reached a tentative contract agreement with its university faculty union. MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced the deal yesterday, but details were not released. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the agreement comes after nearly a year of negotiations.

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted in the shooting death of a Mendota Heights officer is in custody after being shot by police. St. Paul police spokesman Sergeant Paul Paulos says 39-year-old Brian Fitch Senior got out of a minivan firing at officers Wednesday evening. Police returned fire, striking Fitch and a woman who was with him. Paulos says Fitch's condition is unknown. The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from the best-seller "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against deceased author Chris Kyle. A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section of the book defamed Ventura. Kyle was slain at a Texas gun range last year.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge says American Crystal Sugar Company CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturer against the corn syrup industry. Berg challenged a subpoena from corn syrup marketers who want to ask about his role in opposing a campaign by corn refiners claiming sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are nutritionally the same.

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