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Police To Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement Thursday

In the midst of prom and graduation season, police in the Twin Cities area will conduct extra enforcement Thursday in effort to reduce distracted driving – especially texting while driving.

04/17/2013

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Why Are The Roads So Bumpy In The Metro?

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say that bumpy “wash board” effect on metro roads is caused by a number of factors.

12/11/2012

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597 Crashes After MN Snowstorm; Numerous Snow Emergencies

Up until this week, many of you have not dealt with snow and ice on the roads. Saturday night’s snow storm has left much of Minnesota covered in white — which is affecting flights, travel conditions and visibility.

12/09/2012

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Mpls. Road Construction Season Officially Over

Minneapolis road construction season is done for the year. City officials celebrated that fact Tuesday.

11/13/2012

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Lightning Storm Leaves Metro Homes In Ruins

It was bolts of electricity that caused extensive damage to a handful of metro area homes.

07/24/2012

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Metro ‘Chronic Burglar’ Sentenced To More Than 9 Years

The Hennepin County District Court sentenced who they call a “chronic burglar” to more than nine years in prison.

07/19/2012

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Trial Underway For ‘Right To Die’ Group

The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.

07/02/2012

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DHS: Heroin Treatment Admissions Rise Sharply In Metro

There’s more evidence that heroin and prescription opiates abuse has a strong grip on the Twin Cities.

06/19/2012

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Woman Talks About Sister Killed In Maple Grove Crash

For the first time, a Twin Cities woman is talking about the horrifying crash that killed her sister.

03/28/2012

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Booze Brackets: March Madness Hits Liquor Stores

The price of liquor is going down — sort of. A Twin Cities liquor store chain is jumping on the college basketball bandwagon.

03/14/2012

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White Earth Presents Casino Plans To Fund Vikes Stadium

The White Earth Indian Tribe thinks it has the answer to funding a new Vikings stadium — build a casino in the Metro. The proposal comes at a time when leaders at the Capitol say they’re very close to a deal on a new stadium.

02/16/2012

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Man Suspected In Several Metro Burglaries Caught

A man accused of burglarizing several high-end homes in the Twin Cities has been caught in the act.

02/09/2012

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Heroin, Opiate Abuse Reach Record-High Levels In Metro

The abuse of heroin and other opiates has reached the highest level in the Twin Cities’ history, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

01/30/2012

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1 Of Every 2 Homes Sold In TC = Foreclosure, Short Sale

A new report paints a bleak picture of the Twin Cities’ housing market.

01/19/2012

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Metro Students Introduced To Cross County Skiing

The Nordic Ski Foundation brought their program into metro middle schools, offering a chance for students something new. For some, it’s more than new, it’s unknown.

01/06/2012

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Miss The Snow? Get Ready For Some Flurries

Yes, those of you who have been begging for a white winter will get a little dosage Thursday night and into Friday morning.

12/29/2011

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‘Man In Black:’ Authorities Hunting For Metro Bank Robber

Local police and federal agents are on the hunt for the guy nicknamed the “Man in Black.” He’s a bank robber whose M.O. has been dressing in black clothing head to toe while holding up at least six Twin Cities banks at gunpoint.

12/07/2011

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Study: ‘Retirement Readiness’ Down In Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is ranked high in lots of categories, but a new survey shows one group is pretty pessimistic.

11/15/2011

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CenterPoint: Crews Addressing Natural Gas Smell In N. Metro

The north Metro may smell a lot like natural gas Friday evening, CenterPoint Energy says.

09/30/2011

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Gas Prices Dropping In The Twin Cities

Leaves aren’t the only thing dropping this fall, you may have noticed prices at the pump falling too.

09/26/2011

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Severe T-Storms Hit Metro, New Dew Point Record Set

Severe thunderstorms came — and went — through the metro area, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and hail.

07/19/2011

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Threatening Storms Pass Over Northern Metro Area

The National Weather Service issued a slew of tornado warnings as a line of severe storms moved through the northern Twin Cities area.

05/21/2011

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Good Question: Why Is Traffic More Congested Than Ever?

According to a new report by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, more of us in the Twin Cities metro are stuck in traffic than ever before. Approximately 21.5 percent of all metro highway miles are classified as congested.

03/03/2011

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Traffic Congestion On Metro Freeways On The Rise

Feeling a little backed up on the highway? You’re not alone. A freeway traffic study shows congestion increased between 2009 and 2010 by more than 3 percent.

03/03/2011

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MnDOT Scrambles To Fill Potholes On Metro Roads

Minnesota’s rough winter means that drivers all over will be dealing with more potholes earlier than usual. And, as drivers have likely noticed, they are pretty bad this year.

01/26/2011

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