East Metro: Some severe storms are possible on Monday afternoon.

According to the Twin Cities Office of the National Weather Service, there’s a possibility of severe weather on Monday afternoon or evening in the east metro. Meteorologist Melissa Dye says that if these storms are to develop in the Twin Cities area, they will most likely do so over Ramsey Dakota and Washington Counties. The …

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St. Paul: Water Street/Plato Boulevard sewer project closes eastbound Plato Blvd

The project, near the intersection between Water Street and Plato Boulevard at St. Paul, has caused traffic to be closed on eastbound Plato from Wabasha Street to Ohio Street until November. St. Paul Public Works expects the road to be reopened by November 22. Closure began on Monday. The westbound lanes of Plato will be …

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Metro Transit is working to change its negative perception as ridership increases.

MINNEAPOLIS – The new police chief attributes the increase in ridership on Metro Transit’s light rail to several changes made on the ground. The biggest challenge facing the LRT is overcoming the negative perception. Ricky Greer, a passenger, said that he has always had positive experiences. “It’s pleasant. Greer said, “I think it’s really nice.” …

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The Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Minneapolis and What to Do About Them

Water damage is one of the most common reasons homeowners file home insurance claims. It’s also the most destructive type of disaster a property can experience, causing more damage than a fire would and resulting in higher repair costs. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help prevent water damage. One of …

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Take it low and slowly: Why ER doctors are worried about the growing buzz of THC drinks

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesotans see green. The new marijuana law has had an immediate impact on the availability and popularity of drinks containing THC. THC is the main ingredient in hemp and cannabis, which gets you high. Josh Maslowski of STIGMA Cannabis Co. in the Twin Cities told WCCO News that “we’ve seen a massive rise …

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Derrick Thompson’s first court appearance results in a bail of $1M for his crash that killed five

Derrick John Thompson was charged with criminal vehicular murder in a crash which killed five young girls. He made his first appearance before the court on Friday, and bail for him was set at one million dollars. Thompson, son of John Thompson, former Minnesota Rep. representing St. Paul East Side, did not address the court …

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Third teen charged in North St. Paul shooting with aiding and abetining murder

The bail of a third person charged with aiding in the murder of a North St. Paul man was set to $10 million on Friday. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office requested a high bail because Octavion Jones, 19 had nine warrants for other cases at the time he was arrested. Anthony R. Rojas was found …

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A mixed-use development is underway on St. Paul’s West Side

Construction is under way on Farwell-on-Water, a new mixed-use neighborhood on St. Paul’s West Side. According to Edina-based investment firm Buhl, the 7.25-acre site will include market-rate housing and affordable housing as well as artist studios, offices, a restaurant, and a public green space of one acre. This architectural rendering shows the one-acre green space …

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Twin Cities hit by overnight storms that bring downed trees and damage

MINNETONKA (Minn.) — The storms that swept through the Twin Cities over night and into Wednesday morning brought down many trees and branches. The strong winds blew a large tree down onto two cars, covering a good portion of Minnehaha Avenue. The strong winds also knocked down a light post. A huge tree branch fell …

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A RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IS PLANNED IN THE COMO NEIGHBORHOOD

Plans for a residential building at the corner Hennepin Avenue SE and 18th Avenue SE have been approved. A new four-story structure will be built on the site of an existing one-story commercial building at 1714 East Hennepin Avenue, in the Como area. The new building will have 27 apartments, which are ideally suited for …

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