ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a 52-year-old man missing for weeks, not the man who ran toward a river bluff after officers pulled him over in an SUV. Crews searched by boat and by air Monday for the man who abandoned the vehicle, ran toward the river bluff and disappeared into some woods. But the medical examiner says the body they found was that of Jeffrey Asfahl, and his probable cause of death was drowning.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health officials have lowered exposure limits for some chemicals that have been in drinking water in the east metro area and Bemidji. The chemicals are known as PFOA and PFOS and were used at a 3M manufacturing site. State health officials say there's no immediate health threat, but the current federal standards aren't enough to protect infants and small children from long-term risks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota will throw the first pitch of the Big Ten baseball tournament, facing Indiana to start the eight-team event. The third seed Gophers will get the double-elimination bracket going against the sixth seed Hoosiers, who are hosting this year. First-time regular season champion Nebraska will play eighth seed Purdue. The other openers pit Michigan against Northwestern and Maryland opposite Iowa. The champion gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers are working overtime to finalize a $46 billion state budget after a tense finish to the regular legislative session. Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton struck a deal as time ran down toward a required midnight adjournment Monday. It included coming back Tuesday for an immediate special session to sort out the details.
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