Bridge work will bring closures on I-94 Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be setting new beams for new pedestrian bridges over I-94 at MacKubin and Grotto streets Monday and Wednesday nights. To do so, MnDOT will shut down a portion of I-94 both nights.

Eastern Carver County Schools' superintendent to retire

August 29
Jim Bauck will retire on June 30, 2017.

Man charged in bizarre carjacking-for-hire plot in Minneapolis

August 27
A 23-year-old man was charged Friday with robbing a north Minneapolis man with his own gun, as the victim and his girlfriend returned home from a trip to the casino, authorities said.
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August 26

State Fair, Vikings' first home game pose big traffic hassles

The weekend traffic volume on metro area freeways and highways is likely to be heavier than normal as thousands make their way to the Minnesota State Fair and the Vikings' preseason home opener at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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August 25

Sept. 8, 1909: Step right up and see the State Fair preemies!

The Minnesota State Fair has featured many unusual attractions in its 150-year history: death-defying aerial acts, colliding locomotives, freak shows, live animal births, the Minnesota Iceman and premature babies in incubators. Wait … what? The Minneapolis Morning Tribune was there:
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August 24

Carver County updates head lice policy

County public health department supports changes to head lice policy by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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August 24

Minneapolis to host gun buyback program this weekend

A pair of fire stations on the city's North and South sides will host a gun turn-in program seeking to take hundreds of guns off the streets and turn them into works of art, city officials and the nonprofit group Pillsbury United Communities announced this week.
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August 23

Police disarm gun-toting man during downtown Minneapolis fight

A Minneapolis police officer disarmed and arrested a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man during a fight that broke out outside a downtown police station on Monday, authorities said.
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August 23

Temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center opens for a week in Bloomington

For one week only, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will operate a temporary enrollment center for passengers to enroll in the PreCheck program.
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August 23

Police: Officers were not ordered to 'stand down' during Trump protests

Minneapolis police officials on Monday denied charges that their officers were ordered to "stand down" during protests last week outside a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that produced a few tense moments, but no arrests.
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August 23

Drivers express concern over lack of lane lines on I-394

Ever since the Minnesota Department of Transportation finished resurfacing Interstate 394 west of Hwy. 100, a number of Drive readers have commented on the lack of lines on the freeway and that those that have been put down are extremely hard to see.
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August 22

Four metro-area teachers win highest national honor for math and science teaching

Teachers in the Mahtomedi, Minneapolis and St. Paul districts are taking home national awards.
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August 22

DWI arrests are highest in August

Over the past five years, police have made an average of 2,509 DWI arrests in August, the highest of any month during the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
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August 22
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Travelers say MSP is one of their favorites

In a survey of 114,000 travelers, MSP ranked third in the category of top large airports, third for shopping and second for dining options.
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August 19

Arrest made in shooting of 13-year-old girl in Camden neighborhood

A 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man has been charged with second-degree assault in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in north Minneapolis' Camden neighborhood earlier this month, authorities said.
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August 19

Weekend traffic: Trump, stadium concerts, Tall Ships and I-694 closure

The weekend calendar is chock full with large events that have the potential to spawn big time traffic jams, especially in downtown Minneapolis where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pays a rare visit to the state Friday.
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August 18

Four years later, city seeks another Peavey Plaza design

Four years after Minneapolis' plans to blow up downtown's Peavey Plaza ran into a historic preservation roadblock, city officials are ready for a new approach.
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August 18

2 years after landslide, W. River Parkway to reopen

The lengthy closure has irritated commuters who use the route and park commissioners who are peppered with questions about the long-delayed reopening.
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August 18

After two-year closure, West River Parkway slated to open Sept. 1

Drivers have been asking when West River Parkway in south Minneapolis will be opening, and the answer is Sept. 1, according to a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.
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August 17

St. Paul Parks and Recreation to survey residents

Survey will help set Parks and Rec priorities.
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August 17

TSA seized record 78 firearms last week, including loaded pistol at MSP

The Transportation Security Administration is out with yet another reminder for passengers who fly to leave their firearms at home. This comes after agents found a record-breaking 78 firearms in carry-on bags at the nation's airport during the week of Aug. 5 to 11.
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August 16

MnDOT workers rescue dog trapped on cliff above construction site

A 12-year-old retriever is back safe and sound with her owners after Minnesota Department of Transportation workers used a lift to rescue the wayward pooch that was found in a precarious position in a bridge construction site near Virginia, Minn.
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August 16

Part of Hwy. 100 will be reduced to single lane Tuesday night

Heavy rain last week prevented MnDOT crews from completing their work on Hwy. 100 in St. Louis Park over the weekend, so they'll be back on the job Tuesday night.