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Noise-and-Bubbles Barrier to Block Unwanted Carp Near Fort Snelling

Asian carp, an invasive species that has populated parts of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in the south, now threatens Minnesota’s northern lakes.

Golden Valley Gives Green Light on Fourth Light Rail Route

The city council of Golden Valley gave the ‘thumbs-up’ to the proposed Bottineau route on Tuesday evening, breaking down the final barrier to planning the light-rail line to connect Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. Until now, Golden Valley had been the… Continue Reading →

Unwanted Mutt is Dock-Jumping Champion

Rescued lab-shepherd mix, Remi, has transformed from a homeless dog that no one wanted into the winner of two world championships and is to be on national TV this winter, according to the Star Tribune. Two years ago, Tom Dropik… Continue Reading →

The Great Minnesota Give Together

If it hasn’t already blown up on your feed, it’s Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour marathon of online giving.

Mayor R.T. Rybak to Decide on Fourth Term

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has yet to decide whether he will seek a fourth term in November 2013 or after months of campaigning for President Barack Obama, will he take a post in Washington, D.C. as the president takes on… Continue Reading →

Dead City Council President Re-Elected in Rochester

The recently deceased Hanson, who passed away in June from a brain aneurism but could not be removed from the ballot under Minnesota law, won with 51.5 percent of the vote.

Mpls. Dog Park Construction Price Doubles

The higher cost is now a whopping $215,000 thanks to park officials pushing for an expensive gravel base instead of installing wood chips.

Healthy School Lunch Options Face Unhealthy Competition

Schools are offering meals with more fruits and vegetables, but many unhealthy snacks, such as cookies and cakes, are still abundantly available to students.

Ice Castle to Freeze at Mall of America

A fairy tale-like ice castle is coming to the Mall this winter and will be open to visitors around Christmas Day.

Historic St. Louis Park Grain Elevator Inspires New Artwork

Artist Randy Walker has been weaving 12,000 feet of rope through the stainless steel grid of Peavey-Haglin concrete grain elevator in St. Louis Park, as part of his 44-foot cylindrical work, “The Dream Elevator.”

Businesses Borrow $2M to Survive Central Corridor LRT Construction

About 150 small businesses along the future route of the 11-mile light rail line have received loans from a fund to survive the lack of business during the construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line.

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