Metro

The 2013 Life Time Tri Minneapolis at Lake Nokomis is having a tough time getting started as flooding has taken over. (credit: CBS)

More Than 5 Inches Douse Metro, Flood Warning In Effect

Rain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas. Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.

07/13/2013

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Researchers: The Twin Cities Metro Growing

New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.

07/11/2013

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2 Weeks After Storm, Felled Trees Still Litter Metro

Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.

07/05/2013

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Fast-Moving Storm Soaks Twin Cities

A fast-moving storm has pelted the Twin Cities with hail and rain. The cloudburst hit downtown Minneapolis mid-afternoon Friday. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna says the rain stretched from the Shakopee-Savage area southwest of Minneapolis north to North Branch.

05/31/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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Severe Weather Rolls Across MN

It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.

05/19/2013

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Light Rail Routes Renamed

Starting Friday, each route the light rail takes is getting a new name. They’ll be colors instead of being named after streets, or the areas they serve. The Hiawatha Light Rail Line will now be called the Metro Blue Line.

05/17/2013

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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

Heroin

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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