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Teen: Discarded Cigarette May Have Sparked Fridley Playground Fire

A teen has come forward after a fire torched a school playground in Fridley on Saturday, police say.

Crews were called to the blaze at Hayes Elementary School near Mississippi and Monroe Streets around 3 p.m. They arrived to find the playground fully engulfed in flames.

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Impact of Early Frost in Minn. Varies from Field to Field

Early frost a week ago has some farmers in southern Minnesota worried about this fall's harvest - which they were hoping to delay after a late spring thaw.
The Mankato Free Press reports the impact of the frost has been different from field to field. The farms that saw the most impact are in Sibley and Le Sueur counties.

INTERVIEW: Stop Seasonal Bugs from Invading Your Home

Fall is here and boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, along with other seasonal invaders, might start showing up in and around your home.

And it's not just the sight of the bugs that might make you squirm. Lady beetles can be a source of allergic reactions that range from sneezing to asthma depending on the individual's sensitivity. 

Storms Bringing Hail, Strong Winds Roll Through Minnesota

This photo shows a darkened sky above a University of Minnesota football game Saturday. - Photo: KSTP/File

Thunderstorms with high wind gusts and the possibility of hail rolled through the Twin Cities and the rest of the state on Saturday evening.

The thin line of storms moved through the west metro, starting around 5:15 p.m., and into the east, according to KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

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Horses Improve From Malnourished Past, Some Up for Adoption Saturday

Some horses that were sick and starving are now getting a second chance.

Some of the 55 horses rescued from a southwest Minnesota farm in 2012, are now healthy and ready for a new life. A rescue group helped these animals, but they still need the public’s help.

For the past four months Andrea Keacher has spent every day affirming and training 4-year-old Gallant.

Snowplow Drivers Prepare for the Possible Wrath of Old Man Winter

With snow coming in the next few months, snowplow drivers across the state are getting ready.

More than 90 plow operators are participating in an intensive training program preparing them for the worst road conditions.

Blaine's Homecoming King Has 'Infectious Personality'

Blaine High School is celebrating homecoming this week and has selected the royal court.

But this year’s king is really being celebrated.