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A self-proclaimed pastor on the run following allegations of sexual abuse is now on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted Fugitive List. The agency says Victor Arden Barnard is wanted by the Pine County Sheriff's Office on 59 felony counts of sexual assault. He is accused of abusing young girls while he was acting as their pastor. A reward of 25-thousand dollars is being offered.

Gas prices in Minnesota continue to fall as we get closer to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The statewide average yesterday was $2.69 a gallon for regular unleaded. That's a dime cheaper than one week ago and a 37-cent drop in the past month. Gas was selling for less than $2.50 in the Twin Cities and the Duluth-Hermantown area. The current national average is $2.80 a gallon.

An investigation continues after a car ran through a group of people protesting the decision by a grand jury to not charge Darren Wilson with murdering Michael Brown. The incident happened yesterday during a rally in Minneapolis. "The Star Tribune" reports the vehicle was honking at protesters blocking the intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue South. The car took off through the crowd and appeared to run over the leg of a woman demonstrator. That woman was taken to the hospital with a minor leg injury. The driver of vehicle eventually stopped and spoke with police. No charges have been reported.

 

 

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