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Judge to Rule on Lino Lakes Fire Department Battle Thursday

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Residents in Lino Lakes should know by Thursday whether they'll get to vote on starting a fire department of their own.

Cop Impersonator Sentenced to 27 Years for Raping Woman in Fridley

Gideon Charles Arrington II, 36, was sentenced to 27 years by an Anoka County District Court judge for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A Brooklyn Center man was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman as he claimed to be a police officer.

3 Groups File Lawsuit to Put Lino Lakes Fire Dept. Issue on Ballot

There's a fire department fight going in Lino Lakes. The city council wants the community to have its own department, but a group of people living there wants to vote on it.

On Monday, they filed a lawsuit to make sure they get a say in the matter.

FEMA Officials Continue Damage Inspections Across State

Some areas of Minnesota were hit with heavy rain over the weekend, with the area just south of Hastings receiving more than 6 inches of rain in about a 7 hour period.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the ground, re-inspecting damage caused by June floods.

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At Issue - Aug. 17: Look Ahead to General Election, Property Taxes

In this week’s edition of At Issue, the winner of the GOP primary for governor is in studio. Host Tom Hauser looks ahead to the general election.

Also, how much could property taxes go up in St. Paul and Minneapolis?

Johnson Wins GOP Governor Primary

Minn. Agency: Warm Weather Brings Out Algae

Blue Green Algae - Photo: Sherburn County

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the recent stretch of warm, calm weather has brought good conditions for blue-green algae in lakes.
    
The St. Cloud Times reports that this year the heavy rains in May and June washed a large amount of nutrients into Minnesota lakes and streams. Those nutrients, including phosphorus, help feed the algae growth.

INTERVIEW: Minnesota State Fair Preview

The Minnesota State Fair starts in four days!

The fair, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, attracts around 1.8 million guests each year.

KSTP sat down with Brienna Shutte to talk about some of the new things to see and do out there this year.