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Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter Suspended Two Games

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) battles Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, right, for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. - Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter was suspended for two games by the NHL for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058.72. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Wild Acquire Goalie Devan Dubnyk from Arizona in Exchange for Draft Pick

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, checks San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto (83) to the ice in front of Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday. - Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin

The Wild have traded a third round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to Arizona for back-up goalie Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

In 19 games this year, he has a .916 save percentage. That's better than both Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper.

6 Jurors Selected So Far for Trial of Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer

Jury selection ended for the day Wednesday in the trial of 40-year-old Brian Fitch Sr., who is charged with killing Officer Scott Patrick during a July 30 traffic stop.

On Wednesday, three women and  three men were chosen as potential jurors were chosen.

The jury selection process is expected to take the entire week.

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Minnesota in 2014 Had Second Fewest Traffic Deaths Since 1944

The number of traffic deaths in Minnesota last year was at the second lowest level since 1944, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

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Prosecutor: Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer Drew Map to Kill Witness

Prosecutors say a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer asked another prison inmate about having two witnesses against him killed.          

Jury selection is underway in the trial of 40-year-old Brian Fitch Sr., who is charged with killing Officer Scott Patrick July 30 during a traffic stop.

Another Lawsuit Claims Abuse by Boy Scout Leader

Another lawsuit claiming abuse by a scoutmaster has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America, a Burnsville troop and the church that sponsored it.
    

Money Magazine Ranks Eagan as Top 20 Places to Live in US in 2014

For a decade Money Magazine has ranked Eagan as one of the Top 20 places to live in America. Eagan is the only Minnesota city to have five consecutive top 20 finishes in these rankings issued every two years.

Among the highlights of the recently completed 2014 Eagan Residential Survey, elected officials learned that: