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Changes to Coon Rapids Cemetery Upset Some Bereaved Loved Ones

Rule changes at a Coon Rapids cemetery have upset some people with loved ones buried there. - Photo: KSTP-TV

A northwest metro cemetery has changed its policy on what visitors can leave at grave sites, and it's causing quite a stir.

The complaints involve a cemetery at Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids.

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Anoka to Lower Rum River Dam Pool Next Week

If the falling leaves aren’t enough of an indication, the end of the water recreation season shows that summer is long over.

Anoka will be lowering the pool above the Rum River Dam next week, signaling the end of boating season on the river. The pool will stay about three-feet lower than its summer level until next spring.

Van Bursts into Flames after Crash with Semi in Fridley

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A van caught fire after it collided with a semi in Fridley overnight.

The crash happened around midnight Wednesday at the intersection of 73rd Avenue Northeast and University Avenue Northeast.

'Yes' or 'No' Answers will Dictate Funding for Dozens of Minn. School Districts

Tax levies will be on the ballots in 59 Minnesota school districts on Election Day.

Voters in 39 districts will decide if they're willing to pay increased property taxes to help fund operating expenses like teacher salaries.

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DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. - Photo: AP/Patrick Semansky, File

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
    

Blaine High School Athlete Named 'Community Captain' by Vikings

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A Twin Cities area high school athlete will be recognized Monday by the Minnesota Vikings.

Ahmed Hassan is the captain and starting guard for the Blaine High School football team. He has been chosen by the Minnesota Vikings and Youth Football Manager E.J. Henderson as the second Community Captain of the 2014 high school football season.