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

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Changes are in store for electronic pulltab gambling in Minnesota. The largest company distributing the iPad games to about 120 bars and other venues in Minnesota, Express Games, will cease operations at the end of the month. Gambling leaders say the changes are the result of declining interest in the electronic games and a lawsuit between Express Games and a competitor.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica. The grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the construction of an ice-drilling platform. University scientists say it will be the first system of its kind to be used in Antarctica.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Health is warning swimmers about elevated E. coli levels on the Lake Superior beach in the Twin Ports. Heath officials have posted a sign which says swimming is not recommended. Epidemiologist Trisha Robinson says the bacteria can cause skin infections, eye irritation and, if ingested, flu-like symptoms.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police say a man has been shot to death after a confrontation on a city bus. A police spokesman says officers found one man dead when they responded to the shooting last night. Authorities say the shooting appears to have stemmed from an earlier confrontation between two people on a Metro Transit bus.

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