While officials estimate there are tens of thousands of homes with lead-based paint in the Twin Cities, the funds will pay to make nearly 400 homes lead-safe. Elevated lead levels can pose serious health issues for anyone, but small children are especially at risk.
SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning
There's a developing story out of Eagan.
Comedian claims hotel bed bug ruined his Twin Cities visit
The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Minneapolis states otherwise.
Kris Lindahl suing realtor, accusing him of copying arms out pose
The real estate agent is accused of breach of contract and copyright infringement.
Pair wanted for questioning for assault, property crimes in Hugo
Surveillance footage was released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
15,000 Minnesota nurses 'overwhelmingly' authorize strike
Overworked and underpaid, the Minnesota Nurses Association is ready to strike.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
DNR pushing for $7M to build Asian carp barrier
The DNR says there's evidence that the carp, which can grow to 60 pounds and outmuscle native species for food, are in the St. Croix River. However, Wisconsin DNR officials say the barriers aren't 100 percent effective and it may be a worthless effort at this point.
"Porn prom" gets scaled back; will be a get-together at home
After the school district vetoed Mike Stone's plan to bring two porn stars to the Tartan High prom, Stone envisioned making his guests the centerpiece of an alternative prom. But, lacking the funds for such an event, he's now planning a more modest graduation party at his family home.
Debate heats up over sprinklers in new homes
The Minnesota State Fire Chief's Association is pushing a new mandate that would require sprinklers in all new homes built in the state. The Minnesota Home Builders Association opposes the mandate, suggesting it could add as much as $15,000 to the cost of new home construction.
Note leads police to 38 starving sled dogs in St. Louis County
A woman left the message -- saying both she and nearly 40 dogs were starving at their home near Orr. Officials say the animals were malnourished and underweight.
Hennepin County puts clamps down on intoxicated boaters
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is taking Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) offenses very seriously, and has made 55 arrests this year to date. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek called intoxicated boaters "a serious hazard" who "jeopardize the safety of everyone on the water."
Hennepin County sued by Occupy Minnesota protester
Melissa Hill was the first Occupy Minnesota arrested outside the Hennepin County Government Center. The trespassing charges against her were eventually dropped. Now she's suing the county and Sheriff Rich Stanek, saying her Constitutional rights were violated.
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