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News Minute: Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MDT

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho's 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery. According to Fulcher's family on Monday, the congressional nominee was driving his brother's motorcycle on Friday while headed to visit his in-laws in Melba.

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - The head of Idaho's state crime lab says significant progress has been made in working through a backlog of rape kits, but several unsubmitted kits remain unprocessed. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 316 rape kits were completed last year. But 527 kits dating back to 1995 must still be analyzed. Idaho State Police Laboratory Systems Director Matthew Gamette says he hopes all of the kits can be completed by the end of next year.

BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) - An archaeological dig at a tiny northern Idaho waypoint town has uncovered more than 340 artifacts. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the work at the Pen d'Oreille City site showed the location was used for woodcutting, military training and a stopover point for travelers headed to British Columbia gold territory.

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Police in the southwestern Idaho city of Caldwell are investigating after a 19-year-old man was found dead in a canal. Emergency workers were called to the scene around 8 p.m. Sunday after someone spotted a body face-down in the water. Police say the cause of death appears to be drowning.

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