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Canadian Wildfires Trigger Pollution Advisory in Minn.

The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires has triggered an air pollution health advisory across a large part of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone for a large part of northwestern and north-central Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes and Brainerd....


  • Valley Lake Beach in Lakeville Lakeville Beach Closed for E. coli

    A beach in Lakeville is closed after showing high levels of E. coli. The bacteria was found at the Valley Lake Beach. The water will be re-tested daily, and swimming won’t be allowed until bacteria levels are considered acceptable...

  • Missing 15-Year-Old Minneapolis Girl Found Safe

    Update: Police say 15-year-old Vashti Marie St. Hilaire has been found and is safe. They are thanking the public for their help...

  • Target Field Station Twins, World Cup Viewing Parties to Be at Target Field Station

    Fans of the Minnesota Twins and the World Cup will be able to view both July 5 games at viewing parties at Target Field Station, a Twins report said. Both games will be shown on the large video board at Target Field Station...

  • Braemar Golf Course to Get Smaller, But Stronger

    Braemar Golf Course in Edina celebrated its 50th anniversary last summer, but like many 50 year olds it's showing its age. The driving range turf gets worn out from so much use. It's also not long enough to hold in the golf shots made with modern clubs and balls and today's skilled golfers. So, major changes will begin on Monday...

  • Golden Valley Animal Human Society Offers Free Dog ID Tags

    With the commotion and busyness that can come with Fourth of July celebrations, also comes the risk of losing a family pet in the crowds. To make it easier to bring a pet along to the festivities without the risk of losing them, the Animal Humane Society (AHS) is offering free pet identification tags...

  • Twins to Host Chanhassen Clinics

    The Minnesota Twins are expected to have baseball and softball clinics Friday. There will be two clinics: one for children ages 6 to 9 years old, and one for children 10 to 16 years old. The clinics are open to both boys and girls, and are held at the Chanhassen High School Baseball Stadium...

  • DNR Reminds Campers of Firewood Restrictions this 4th of July

    Minnesotans who are visiting state parks and other areas controlled by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this Fourth of July are reminded to be careful to only bring approved firewood with them...

  • 1st Class Graduates from Prime Digital Academy

    The first group of students from the Prime Digital Academy in Bloomington graduated Thursday afternoon. The class of 20 students spent 18 weeks learning computer coding. The academy was created by the software development company The Nerdery to help develop talent in Minnesota’s technology industry...

  • Hennepin Co. Sheriff Talks Water Safety Ahead of Holiday Weekend

    Many Minnesotans will be enjoying time on the water this holiday weekend, so the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office reminded community members about water safety Thursday. Sheriff Rich Stanek said that all drownings are preventable and that staying safe is about three things: watch, wear and learn...

  • St. Paul to Start Selling Growlers on Sundays

    St. Paul craft breweries are set to start selling their growlers of beer Sunday thanks to a new state law. Starting on July 5, breweries will be allowed to sell 64-ounce glass jugs of beer as early as 8 a.m. They can be sold until 10 p.m...

  • Brookview Community Center Open House set on Replacement of Golden Valley's Community Center

    Residents in Golden Valley can learn about designs and costs of the proposed replacement of Brookview Community Center. An architect has been working on a scaled-down Brookview Community Center replacement plan with an approximate budget of $9 million to $12 million and the potential for future expansion...

  • Isaac Kolstad Kolstad Family Completes Charity Bike Tour

    The father and brother of a former Minnesota State University football player who suffered a brain injury last year have finished a cross-country bike tour to raise money for those with similar injuries...

  • Property Owners Can Opt Out of Washington Co. Weed Spraying Program

    Washington County property owners near county roads who don’t want their property sprayed as part of a chemical weed control program can pick up “Do Not Spray” signs this month. The spraying will affect 220 miles of Washington County roadsides and is scheduled to begin July 13. It will take about two weeks...

  • Mayflies swarm in Trempeleau, Wisconsin from 2014. Hastings Turns Off Lights to Deter Mayflies

    The city of Hastings turned off its downtown and Highway 61 lights Wednesday night in an effort to deter mayfly swarms. The lights will be off for several days until the insects -- which are attracted to light -- start to die off. They usually live for one or two days....

  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Prepares for Holiday Weekend

    To make the holiday weekend more enjoyable, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is spraying areas popular with revelers. 1,400 acres remain to be sprayed before the Fourth of July....






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