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


FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) - Severe storms packing powerful winds and possible tornadoes have left a trail of damage across the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says as many as four tornadoes have been reported. The airport in Faribault sustained heavy damage with hangars leveled and planes flipped.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it overlooked a key piece of evidence in its investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Vadnais Heights man, prompting the Ramsey County Attorney's office to take another look at the case. The BCA says the overlooked evidence is an audio recording from Darren Jahnke's cellphone of his interaction with Ramsey County sheriff's deputies and his shooting in April 2017.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota sheriff says opportunities were missed early on to catch the man who kidnapped and killed 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989. Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson said Thursday that the investigation "went off the rails" decades before the suspect was finally caught. Danny Heinrich confessed to killing Jacob and led investigators to his remains in 2016. The sheriff revealed Heinrich was arrested at a bar in February 1990, a few months after Jacob was kidnapped, but was let go.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says prosecutors will review the evidence and make a charging decision. There is no deadline for a decision. Liu is founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site He was arrested in Minneapolis on Aug. 31 on suspicion of felony rape. Liu was released and returned to China.

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