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January 19

The Blue Line extension

A look at the Bottineau extension of the Blue Line LRT route.
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January 18

Warmest year on record

With eight consecutive record warm months from January to August, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA scientists. Remarkably, this is the third consecutive year a new global annual temperature record has been set.
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January 17

Land conservation program for rural Minnesota

A huge new program for retiring land around lakes, streams and wetlands targets about 60,000 acres in 54 counties in southern and western Minnesota. Here's a look.
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January 13

Mississippi River Critical Corridor

A look at the river course recreation area that sprawls through 25 cities in the Twin Cities area along the Mississippi River.
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January 13

Mower County moves to the right

Not since Richard Nixon won office in 1972 has Mower County gone Republican in a presidential race. But off the strength of a heavy turnout in small farming communities such as Lyle, it did so in November, putting its hopes for a better future behind GOP candidate Donald Trump.
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January 13

Ambitious 10-year facilities plan

The University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees voted in November on an ambitious 10-year facilities plan that will add science classrooms, student housing and other facilities to the St. Paul campus of Minnesota's largest private university.
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January 13

Forecast warm-up on the way

From frigid to balmy, the temperature will reverse course over the next few days rising into the 30s and possibly 40s by the middle of next week, a 50-degree change.
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January 10

Chronic wasting disease management Zone

Here are the current boundaries of the disease management zone, which is designated deer permit area 603.
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January 6

Route of Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline crosses Wisconsin and Michigan and 12 miles of land on the Bad River Indian Reservation.
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January 6

Shooting at Florida airport

A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday.
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January 6

The Macy's skyway hub

The Macy's skyway is an essential piece of the route down Nicollet Mall. Five different spokes, connecting to the IDS Center, US Bancorp Center, Highland Bank Court and City Center converge there.
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January 3

Grocery stores coming to north Minneapolis

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December 30, 2016

6-10 day temperature outlook

The colored shading on the map indicates the degree of confidence the chance of above or below average temperatures. The darker the shading, the greater is the level of confidence.
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December 28, 2016

Surface water chloride assessments

Chloride is a unique pollutant in that once it is in our waters there is no available technology to remove it and the primary source of chloride (road salt) is currently necessary for public safety; therefore preventing chloride from entering the environment and protecting waters from degradation while still providing public safety is critical to achieving the desired water quality.Link to TCMA chloride project
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December 22, 2016

Windchill and frostbite danger

Wind blows away the layer of air that your body has heated around you. You not only feel colder than the thermometer would indicate, but the risk of frostbite and other problems can increase.
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December 22, 2016

Interactive: National flood map

This map shows 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges along with weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to open a link to the latest NWS alerts and data.
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December 21, 2016

Ice jams in Elk River

Both the Elk and Mississippi River have been backed up by ice jams, causing localized flooding in neighborhoods and roadways.
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December 16, 2016

Interactive: Snowfall forecast

This web map shows how much snow will fall in the next couple of days. You can navigate this map by panning and zooming, using the plus and minus button or click on the map to see the forecast snow amount. (Snow amount is the expected total accumulation of new snow, in inches during a 6 hour period.)Note: This map is time enabled, use the time bar to show changes over time. Run the full animation using the navigation arrow on the left or tab through it using the navigation tools to the right
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December 13, 2016

Proposed apartment tower overlooking Lake Calhoun

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December 12, 2016

CWD Zone

A special hunting zone for deer management will open Dec. 31 to reduce deer numbers and possibly limit the spread of chronic wasting disease.