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July 26, 2018
Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

The Fringe is centered in two Minneapolis neighborhoods: Northeast and Cedar-Riverside, with Red Stag Supperclub returning as Fringe Central, the official post-show hangout. There's also a new Minnesota Family Fringe at Celtic Junction in St. Paul, and a Family Central at nearby Can Can Wonderland where ticketholders can do mini-golf or other activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2-5 and 9-12.
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July 24, 2018
Plan to increase social life along the Metro Green Line

Plan to increase social life along the Metro Green Line

St. Paul, city leaders are considering the creation of enterprise zones to take advantage of the new Allianz soccer stadium near University and Snelling Avenue. These proposed zones would allow new bars and restaurants to score their own licenses.
Business
July 11, 2018

Spreading the financial pain

The overall percentage of parents borrowing alongside their children has dropped slightly, but those who are borrowing are taking on significantly more debt.
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July 6, 2018
Minnesota counties/areas affected

Minnesota counties/areas affected

Outdoors
July 6, 2018
Feeling Superior: Day by day, notes from the trail

Feeling Superior: Day by day, notes from the trail

A glance at Melanie Radzicki McManus' hike of the Superior Hiking Trail, including video blogs.
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June 22, 2018
LGBT Pride parade route

LGBT Pride parade route

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June 22, 2018
Suburban apartment growth

Suburban apartment growth

Excluding apartments in Minneapolis and St. Paul, suburban multifamily development hotspots include Apple Valley's Kelley Park, Edina's Southdale area, and an area spanning from St. Louis Park's West End into Golden Valley. The map below includes about 88 percent of the units permitted between 2010 and 2017 in buildings exceeding 5 units. It excludes some units that could not be linked to specific parcels.
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June 5, 2018
Construction on I-35W will bring major changes to your commute downtown

Construction on I-35W will bring major changes to your commute downtown

Motorists on I-35W will be dealing with lane and ramp closures for the next four years.
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May 25, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018

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 17, 2018
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 10, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Local
May 10, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Local
May 4, 2018
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, 2018
Southwest Light Rail

Southwest Light Rail

Here is the route for the Southwest light-rail project.
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April 27, 2018
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, 2018
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.