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Interactive: Five weather maps

Use this collection of precipitation, wind, watches/warnings and temperature maps to plan for the weather happening right now and look ahead with forecasts of what is to come.
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INTERACTIVE: U.S. storm reports, warnings, precipitation

This map shows the National Weather Services (NWS) storm reports and radar. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Please be patient, some visualizations can take longer than others to load.
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May 26

Site of Minneapolis rail yard fatality

The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. near NE. Spring and Harrison Streets NE., alongside the Federated Brake and Equipment Warehouse.
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May 25

Duluth hoping to protect plovers at Park Point

To encourage the birds to nest at Park Point, the tip of a 7-mile-long sand spit that juts into the lake, volunteers are asking residents and visitors — especially those with unleashed dogs — to steer clear of a mile-long stretch of beach near Sky Harbor Airport through mid-June.
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May 25

Location of fatal shooting in Minneapolis

A man was killed and two others were wounded Monday in north Minneapolis in what police described as a neighborhood dispute that erupted in gunfire.
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May 25

Clear-cutting red pine plantations in Minnesota

A plantation of red pine trees north of Crosslake, Minn., is one of many sites destined for clear-cutting under a DNR plan to accelerate timber harvest on School Trust Lands. The shift in management has raised questions about DNR forestry values.
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May 25

California drought watch

A map animation showing drought severity by region with a chart showing millions of Americans in dry or drought conditions over time.
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May 22

Walking Grid 54

About a handful of St. Paul and Metro Transit police officers have started to "walk the beat" in the area of Payne Avenue and Arcade Street on the East Side of St. Paul to proactively have positive contacts with kids, adults and business owners in an effort to build community.
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May 22

Foreign fighters with Islamic State militants

Thousands of people from more than 90 countries have gone to wage Muslim holy war in Iraq and Syria in the last few years, and most have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
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May 22

Methamphetamine tops drug seizures in 2014

Drugs seized by the Minnesota Drug and Violent Crimes Enforcement Teams. 120 agencies participate in the effort coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs.
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May 22

Looking for research funding

University of Minnesota academics are turning to businesses and other sources of private funding as federal funding for research declines.
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May 22

High stress increases doctor burnout

A national survey of doctors found increasing levels of burnout since 2011 – with administrative and recordkeeping responsibilities being top sources of frustration and pushing some doctors toward early retirement.
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May 21

Want to measure a big tree? Here's how

Trees in the Big Tree Registry of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are measured by circumference (in inches), height and crown spread. Below are the DNR’s guidelines for measurement.
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May 21

Census data show Minneapolis, St. Paul continue steady growth

Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show steady growth across cities in the metro area since 2010, particularly the core cities. Percentage change in population between 2010 and 2014.
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May 21

Welcome to St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood

Here's a look at fun things to do near the new Saints Ballpark.
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May 20

A look at the options for the line

Here's a look at various cuts and deferments that have been suggested for the Southwest LRT line.
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May 20

Working hard just to make rent

The federal government considers a home affordable when renters do not have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. For someone working 40 hours a week and earning $8 an hour an affordable monthly rent would be $416.
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May 19

What military surplus gear does your police agency have?

City, county and state police agencies in Minnesota often get gear from the military. Look up by agency or item type.
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May 19

These are the worst bridges in Minnesota

As the Minnesota legislature prepares to open its 2015 legislative session on Tuesday, lawmakers in both major parties agree that more needs to be done to repair the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. About 1,200 of Minnesota’s more than 20,000 bridges are classified as structurally deficient — they’re safe, but need to be monitored, maintained and ultimately replaced. The map below shows the bridges with the lowest sufficiency rating. A lower rating indicates greater disrepair.
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May 18

Spreading pain from bird flu outbreaks

For every $1 million in direct losses from the death of poultry, the ripple effect leads to an estimated $1.8 million in overall economic losses, including $450,000 in wages. The clearest indirect impact is on farm suppliers and the trucking industry.
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