The federal government is giving Minnesota an additional $14 million to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter. Although, even with the extra aid, the state is getting about $65 million less than the $152 million last winter. The Pioneer Press reports a measure in the U.S. Senate would restore the program's funding to last year's levels.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Heating assistance applications now available in Minnesota
Applications are now available for low income families that need help taking care of their heating bills. The program runs from October through May.
Twin Cities hospitals see increase in heat-related conditions
The summer heat wave sweeping through the Twin Cities and southern half of the state is resulting in more patients with heat-related conditions at the hospital. Regions Hospital emergency room physician Gary Mayeux tells KARE-TV that there's been a 15 to 20 percent increase in heat exhaustion cases in the last week.
Woodbury appears to be less thirsty despite scorching heat
The July heat wave is proving the city's water-conservation efforts are working. So far, Woodbury officials tell the Pioneer Press water consumption is million of gallons less than the record set back in July 2007. That's despite the record breaking temperatures and about 6,300 more residents.
Mercury on the rise, July heat wave returns
Steamy weather is back in the headlines as temperatures are expected to approach triple digits again this week. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for central and southern Minnesota on Monday. That's when afternoon heat indices are expected to hit the 95 to 105 degree range across much of the state.
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