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Washington Avenue project paves the way for future roads

When Hennepin County breaks ground later this year on a five-block reconstruction of Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, the project will represent Minnesota’s...


Man shot by police in Blaine makes first court appearance

Bail was set at $1.5 million Friday for the man shot by police in Blaine after he threatened a homeowner and officers with a knife last week.Lamar Allen Sullivan-Armstrong, 29, of...

Xcel Energy

Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars

Plugging in an electric vehicle soon will get significantly cheaper for Minnesota customers of Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest power company.The utility asked state...

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