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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The chairman of Minnesota's Democratic party is standing by Rep. Keith Ellison "at this point" amid the abuse allegations against him. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin said Thursday the allegations are concerning, but added, "Keith is our nominee and we stand with him at this point." Karen Monahan says Ellison dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming. Ellison has called that false and said he plans to run in November.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An unlicensed driver has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for a police chase that ended with the man plowing into a Minneapolis playground and injuring three young siblings. Twenty-seven-year-old Kabaar Powell Jr. of Richfield was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last month to two counts of fleeing an officer. The children's parents, Kyle and Nicolle Peltier, told Powell their lives will never be the same. Powell declined to speak. He agreed to a longer-than-usual sentence.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. (AP) - Police say they've made an arrest in a fatal stabbing in a St. Paul Park. Authorities say one person was stabbed numerous times Wednesday night and died at the scene near the Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion School.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - The man who died after scuba diving in a Washington County lake has been identified as a Shoreview attorney. The sheriff's office says 51-year-old William Lorenzo Brown was pronounced dead at Square Lake in May Township Tuesday night. Sheriff Dan Starry says it appears to be nothing more than a tragic accident.

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