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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers were headed into the final leg of the Legislative session that may end in a stalemate with work left undone. Facing a midnight deadline to pass bills on Sunday, Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton have yet to find common ground on several key issues. Conforming Minnesota's tax code to sweeping federal changes was at the top of the to-do list, as well as funding schools facing budget shortfalls.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed after his vehicle struck the back of a farm implement on a highway in Meeker County. The crash occurred about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Hwy. 15 in Collinwood Township, roughly 10 miles north of Hutchinson and 50 miles west of the Twin Cities. The Highway Patrol says the car's motorist was a 62-year-old man from nearby Darwin.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Global food giant General Mills is providing financial support to University of Minnesota's Forever Green Initiative that grows crops, promoting soil development. Minnesota Public Radio reports General Mills has invested in renewable energy and pollinator protection. The company has put $3 million into soil health in the last couple of years. That represents just 1 percent of the company's overall corporate giving.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Legislature planning to try overriding Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of a bill reimbursing local offices that have struggled with the state's driver registration system. The Legislature passed $9 million in funding for deputy registrars who have been saddled with extra costs by MNLARS. Dayton vetoed the bill, but lawmakers could have the final say. Republicans were planning a rare veto override vote Saturday night. The Legislature has attempted just one override during Dayton's tenure.

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