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Metro Transit buses will automatically announce stops, route info

Metro Transit buses are going to start talking. In an announcement this week, Metro Transit said it has started to implement new automated audio and digital announcements on its bus fleet. These pre-recorded announcements are expected to help hearing and visually impaired riders, as well as meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

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Search for Arden Hills shooting suspect continues; victim Kelly Phillips remembered

The victim and the suspect in this week’s fatal shooting at an Arden Hills gas station had co-founded a Minneapolis restaurant together. Officials identified the victim as Kelly Phillips, a lawyer and vice-president at Boston Scientific. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office is searching for Lyle "Ty" Hoffman. He and Phillips had opened Lush Food Bar together several years ago.

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Meet Duke: Minnesota town elects dog as mayor

A small northwestern Minnesota town has gone to the dogs. The town of Cormorant, which has 12 residents, elected a hound named Duke as its new mayor. A 7-year-old Great Pyrenees, Duke will be sworn in on Saturday during the town’s annual festival. Each town resident paid $1 to vote for the honorary mayor in a fundraiser. Cormorant is located just south of Detroit Lakes.

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