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NRC To Hold Public Forum On Prairie Island Safety

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency’s annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.


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Extra Patrols Set To Make Downtown Minneapolis Safer

You’ll see more police officers and sheriff’s deputies patrolling downtown Minneapolis soon — it’s part of a plan to make it safer for residents and visitors this summer.


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You Want To Teach Your Kids About Seat Belt Safety? Try This….

This is a horrific crash….not a movie.


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Water Safety Specialist Warns Of Cold Water Even Now

It may seem strange to be talking about water safety this time of year, but the DNR says there were reports of more than 400 boats on the Mississippi River last week.


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St. Paul Drivers Ranked Safest In Nation

St. Paul was the only city to earn an “A+” rating for driving safety, according to a recently released study.


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Report: Biking Safer, More Popular In Mpls.

A new report shows safer biking in the Twin Cities as well as more riders and trails.


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Firefighters Warn Of Spike In Fires Over New Year’s

Drunk drivers aren’t the only safety issues that spikes on New Year’s — it is one of the biggest days for fires, too.


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DWI Patrols Stepped Up For New Year’s

The State Patrol is encouraging people with New Year’s plans to make plans now for a ride home. Troopers are stepping up enforcement over the holiday weekend, to keep drunk drivers off the roads.


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DPS: 2011 Thanksgiving Travel Was Safest On MN Record

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said this past Thanksgiving travel period may have been the safest on record in Minnesota.


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Friday’s Strong Wind Means Fires Could Spread Quickly

Rain on Saturday should finally end the fire danger risk that’s been covering most of the state this week.


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More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.



U Of M Police Pass Out Doughnuts And Safety Tips

University of Minnesota police will be handing out doughnuts and safety tips this week with hopes of keeping the Twin Cities campus safe.


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Minnesota Makes Progress On Deficient Bridges

A Minnesota transportation official says half of the bridges rated deficient following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge will be repaired or replaced by the end of this construction season.


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When Should Children Be Allowed To Walk Alone?

The lost little boy in Brooklyn who encountered a killer on his short walk home is another worry for parents like Kelly Commodore who doesn’t let her three kids far from sight. So, when should children be allowed to walk by themselves?


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Mpls. Police Remind Kids To Stay Safe This Summer

With school out for the summer, the Minneapolis Police Department is reminding parents to talk to their kids about having fun this summer — in a way that’s safe for everyone.