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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - President Donald Trump told a rally in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night that "We're going to keep families together and the border is going to be just as tough as it's been." The statement came just hours after Trump did an about-face and signed an executive order to stop immigrant families crossing illegally into the U.S. from being separated. Trump also told the crowd, "Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens."

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas says he supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike.

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying. Sheriff Scott Rose in Minnesota's Dodge County said Wednesday the prosecutor continues reviewing the investigative file of Lois Riess. The prosecutor is waiting for ballistic tests to see if the gun used to kill Pamela Hutchinson in Florida also was used to kill David Riess.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is calling on the Trump administration to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the southern border. Swanson commented Wednesday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep families together at the U.S,-Mexico border. Swanson earlier joined with 20 other Democratic attorneys general nationwide in demanding that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in family separations.

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