BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) - Administrators at a Minnesota high school have revised a policy and will allow the trapshooting team to hold their guns in a yearbook photo. Big Lake High School trapshooting coach Rhonda Eckerdt was told this week the team picture wouldn't be included in the yearbook because it's against school policy to show firearms in photos.
DETROIT (AP) - A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala appeared in Detroit federal court Thursday, a day after being indicted. She is charged with performing genital mutilation on the two 7-year-old girls in February at a suburban Detroit clinic owned by another doctor, who also is charged.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Michigan Republican state Rep. Matt Dean is launching a bid for governor in 2018 with health care as his central issue. The seven-term lawmaker from Dellwood announced his candidacy Thursday. Dean has led the GOP effort to abolish MNsure, the state's insurance exchange under the federal health care overhaul. Nearly a dozen candidates are already in the running to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The mayor of Minneapolis has blocked the police chief's choice for leading a precinct that includes some of the city's most violent neighborhoods. The Fourth Precinct was also the stage for a long-running protest over the police shooting of Jamar Clark in 2015. Mayor Betsy Hodges overruled Chief Janee Harteau's appointment, saying "another kind of leadership" was needed for the area.
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