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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Police in Rochester, Minnesota, say a man was under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly stabbed two neighbors to death at a Salvation Army apartment building. The 53-year-old man was arrested shortly after the stabbings Saturday night at Castleview Apartments as police say he tried to flee from a rear stairway. He is being held on two tentative counts of second-degree murder. Police say the suspect reportedly "bickered" with the victims, and that all three lived at the apartments.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In an era when Democratic attorneys general have increasingly taken the lead in opposing Republican President Donald Trump's agenda, Minnesota's Lori Swanson has been more of a joiner than a leader. Swanson says she considers carefully before involving Minnesota in any litigation. She says she's proud of her role in several multi-state lawsuits, including one to block cuts in federal funds to state-run health plans and another to preserve internet neutrality.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials say a man is dead after a house fire in northeast Minneapolis. Crews were called to the fire at a two-store home around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters quickly put out a fire on the first floor and then found the victim on the second floor. The man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died. The name of the victim was not released. The fire remains under investigation. It's the first fire fatality in Minneapolis in 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities have identified a St. Paul teenager as the person who was fatally shot in Minneapolis on Friday night. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office says 18-year-old Norea Stephon Wilford was shot in the chest. Minneapolis police say Wilford was shot during a dispute and brought in a private vehicle to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died in the emergency room. Police have made no arrests and are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect.

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