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  • Tips to Winterize Your Car, Keep Ice Off Your Sidewalks

    With months of snowy road conditions ahead of us there are several things you can do to stay safe behind the wheel. Brian Fautch is the owner of 4 Star Auto Repair on University Avenue in Minneapolis. He says because of the snow storm things have gotten busy. "We had our phone ringing off the hook this morning," he said...  

  • Angie's List Report: Hiring a Locksmith

    It's likely to happen to you. You've locked yourself out of your car or home, and immediately call a locksmith. But Angie Hicks, the founder of Angie's List says its best to be cautious when hiring a locksmith...

  • Beef or Chicken? Beef Prices hit Fast-Food Chains

    Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you'll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead. Beef prices have climbed in part because of rising demand overseas and droughts in recent years that have caused livestock producers to shrink their cattle herds...

  • Angie's List Report: Prepping Your Oven for the Holidays

    With the holidays right around the corner, are you ready for the rush? Experts from Angie's List say one thing that often gets over-looked during holiday cooking is the oven itself. Hicks says the first thing to do is make sure the oven is clean...

  • INTERVIEW: Halloween Costume Safety Tips

    What’s scarier than haunted houses and creepy costumes on Halloween? For many parents, it's taking an unexpected trip into the emergency room. We want to help you avoid a preventable holiday mishap. Allina Health manager Susan Nygaard stopped by KSTP to offer some safety tips ahead of the big night...

  • Poison Control Experts Warn about Popular Halloween Glow Sticks

    The countdown is on. In no time, trick-or-treaters will take to our neighborhoods. They'll be all dressed up, and some will even be glowing in the dark because of ever-popular glow sticks. Glow sticks are fun and often help parents keep tabs on their kids in the dark, but the Minnesota Poison Control Center says they can pose a problem...

  • Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

    To prevent mice from getting into your house, all cracks, openings and holes should be sealed with metal or cement. All doors and windows must close properly. Store foods in glass or metal containers with tight lids, and make sure you get rid of any garbage with food in it as soon as possible...

  • University of Minnesota Bee Lab Wants You to Plant More Flowers

    One of the nation's leading bee experts is right in our own backyard. Dr. Marla Spivak is the director of the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab where the goal is to study bee health. In the last eight years, there has been a serious reduction in bee populations across the world...

  • Angie's List Report: Chores to Consider Before the Flakes Fly

    Winter will be here before you know it, but before the snow falls there are three chores you shouldn't ignore. Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List says with leaves falling now you will want to make sure to clean your gutters...

  • INTERVIEW: Demand for Meals on Wheels Rises

    As our weather gets colder, the need for shelf-stable meals rises for the thousands of people who rely on the Meals on Wheels program. Patrick Rowan, the executive director of Meals on Wheels stopped by KSTP to talk more about the demand...  

  •  More than 40 homeowners in the city of Mound on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka say their homes were flooded with sewer water multiple times this summer. Minnesota Cities Ordered to Repair Sewer Systems

    The Metropolitan Council has ordered about 40 Minnesota cities to spend $71 million to repair sewer systems or pay the same amount in fines. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the council aims to fix leaky pipes and other systemic problems that can cause sewage backups during heavy rains...

  • Homeowners Worry about Property Values after Minnetonka Golf Course Closes

    Another Minnesota golf course is set to close. The Minnetonka Country Club (MCC) will not re-open in 2016. Owner Bill Witrak announced the closure in an email sent to club members earlier this week. "MCC has lost money the last two years and will again this year," Witrak wrote in the email...

  • Mpls. Residents File Complaints after Damage Done During Improvement Project

    People in one Minneapolis neighborhood say a sewer improvement project has them doing some improvements of their own, which they weren't anticipating. Homeowners now have a new and much-needed sewer line for their part of town, but some say it's brought trouble with it. The sewer line was supposed to be an improvement project for the prestigious neighborhood near Cedar Lake...

  • Finance Agency Announces Record Funding for Affordable Housing Projects

    Minnesota Housing on Thursday announced record funding for dozens of projects that will create or maintain housing for low-income residents throughout the state. According to the finance agency, 78 projects will get $162 million...

  • Builders Beware? Study Warns about Over-Developing Twin Cities Suburbs

    Housing developers in the Twin Cities area are building too many new homes in the suburbs, according to a recent study commissioned by the Metropolitan Council. In the study, a housing forecaster predicted the housing market in the metro area through 2040. A glut of homes are expected to flood the housing market by then as baby-boomers move into apartments and assisted living centers, according to the study. That would create an un-balanced market where supply outweighs demand...

  • Angie's List Report: Lead Poisoning Prevention

    This week is national lead poisoning prevention week. When you know what to look for and take the proper precautions, lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable. Unfortunately, thousands of kids are still getting sick...

  • Get Growing: Final Fall Checklist

    The gardening season is coming to an end, and there are things you can do now to make sure your grass and gardens are ready to get growing next year. Home and garden expert Larry Pfarr gives us a rundown of what we should be doing right now...

  • Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Starts Wednesday

    As the temperatures drop, Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect. Starting Oct. 15, eligible energy customers who may have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from having their service disconnected...

  • Good Weather Speeds Minnesota Soy, Beet Harvests

    Favorable weather helped Minnesota farmers make strong progress on their soybean and sugarbeet harvesting this past week. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that 6.1 days were suitable for fieldwork across Minnesota last week. It was only the fifth week this season when Minnesota farmers had more than six days suitable for fieldwork...

  • Angie's List Report: Understanding Garage Door Maintenance

    Many homeowners give little thought to a garage door until they're late for work and it won't go up. After the problems fixed, sometimes a repair pro will try to sell you extra products or services. Angie Hicks, the founder of Angie's List, gave us some pointers for what to look for...

  • New Strain of Cranberries Being Tested in Minn.

    This fall, it's not just the leaves that are changing in Minnesota. The cranberries are changing too. "We look at how a person makes a healthy fruit, in this case cranberries, healthier," explained Winona State University Nutritional Physiologist Ted Wilson. He likes cranberries a lot, but he still thinks there's room for improvement. One of the problems with normal cranberries is they're tart...

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving at MOA

    We found a cool way to dive into Halloween. Sea Life at Mall of America sent their divers underwater to begin carving pumpkins. The first carving took place Wednesday afternoon. There are five other carvings happening this month...

  • Minnesota 6th Most Energy-Efficient State

    With October being National Energy Awareness Month and the average household spending more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, Wallet Hub created an analysis of the most and least energy efficeinet states. Minnesota topped the charts in front of Colorado, snagging 6th place...

  • Photo: AP/Jim Mone, File Mpls. Mayor, Fire Chief Go Door-to-Door Promoting Fire Prevention Week

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and local firefighters are talking to residents about fire safety Wednesday as part of Fire Prevention Week. Hodges and Fire Chief John Fruetel will be meeting with residents of a Colfax Avenue neighborhood where a Valentine’s Day fire killed five kids...

  • INTERVIEW: Study Finds Children Less Likely to be Overweight When Eating with Family

    Children are less likely to become overweight if they eat with their families, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. University of Minnesota doctor Jerica Berge and the lead researcher for the study stopped by KSTP to talk more about the findings...

  •  In this Feb. 13, 2014 file photo, John Wood, of Bordentown, N.J., delivers heating oil in Trenton, N.J. US Predicts Lower Heating Bills this Winter

    Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return. Last year, persistently low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced people to crank up the heat. The high demand jacked up the price of some fuels, especially propane. Heating bills soared...



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