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Sediment increasing in Lake Pepin

Sediment increasing in Lake Pepin

Sediment is filling in the upper portion of the lake, reducing depths to less than a foot in some spots in the middle of summer.
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May 23
Find the best gas prices

Find the best gas prices

Browse the map or search for prices by ZIP code or by stations near you.
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May 23

Renal denervation procedure

Renal denervation is a medical procedure to treat high blood pressure by applying radio frequency energy to the walls of the renal artery with electrodes to interrupt neurological signals that trigger hypertension.
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May 21

White Bear Lake levels over the years

White Bear Lake's water levels have fluctuated over the years. The in the 1980s coincided with a drought. A judge found in 2017 that groundwater pumping was a cause of the more recent declines.
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May 19
Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Use Resort Finder by clicking on a push pin to see the approximate location and details of your favorite vacation spots in Minnesota. Don't see your favorite resort, add it to the map by sending the name of the resort, the address, phone number, website and one or two sentences about what makes it special to Star Tribune's Resort Finder. Also include your name, where you are from and a phone number (in case we need more details).
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May 17
Ruling's wide impact

Ruling's wide impact

A judge's ruling last year to rein in water use around White Bear Lake impacted 44 permitted wells within a five mile radius of the shoreline. All 12 city water providers in the affected area challenged the new limitations, which include an irrigation ban tied to lake levels. Some city leaders say they are unfair and would be ineffective.
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May 15
Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Use this handy form to add your favorite resort to the map. Also, make sure to include your name, where you are from and a phone number, in case we need more details. (We won't share your phone number. Note: It may take some time before your item appears on the map. We want to make sure all information is correct and that it will map correctly. We appreciate your patience.
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May 10
What is fracking?

What is fracking?

The oil and gas industry has been revolutionized in the last decade by a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, or simply "fracking.''
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May 10
U.S. storm reports, warnings, precipitation

U.S. storm reports, warnings, precipitation

This map shows the National Weather Services current radar and storm reports for the last three hours and yesterday. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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May 10
Status of state "red flag" laws

Status of state "red flag" laws

Nine states have passed legislation enabling local police to take firearms from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
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May 10
Looking at federal funding cuts

Looking at federal funding cuts

Children's residential treatment centers affected by the recent cut in Medicaid funding.
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May 9
What school districts will see cuts

What school districts will see cuts

In a dreaded spring routine for some cash-strapped Twin Cities school districts, teachers and other staff are being laid off as part of the annual spree of budget cuts.
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May 4
Toxic leak plume scenarios

Toxic leak plume scenarios

A leak of highly toxic hydrogen fluoride at the refinery in St. Paul Park could endanger 1,400 to 1.7 million people, depending on the severity of the break or rupture.
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May 3
Southwest Light Rail

Southwest Light Rail

Here is the route for the Southwest light-rail project.
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April 27
What school districts will see cuts

What school districts will see cuts

In a dreaded spring routine for some cash-strapped Twin Cities school districts, teachers and other staff are being laid off as part of the annual spree of budget cuts.
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April 27
I-35W summer road construction

I-35W summer road construction

I-35W roadwork will give Twin Cities drivers an extra dose of misery this summer when the approach to downtown from the south narrows and entrance ramps close for four months.
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April 25
Chronology of measles exposure

Chronology of measles exposure

Measles exposures were reported at public places in south- eastern Minnesota, and locations in Wisconsin and Iowa.
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April 25
A look at Minneapolis' aging storm tunnel system

A look at Minneapolis' aging storm tunnel system

Tunnels running very deep beneath Minneapolis carry away storm and waste water. Here's a look at the aging system and how it works.
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April 11
Left circle Laine

Left circle Laine

Heat maps of Patrik Laine's shot attempts this season show he's dangerous from the center of the ice all the time, and especially dangerous from the left circle when the Jets are on a power play.
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April 3

City-owned empty lots

Here's a look at the hundreds of vacant lots that the city owns in North Minneapolis.