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Train Traffic Creates Safety Concerns in Coon Rapids

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Gov. Mark Dayton met with Coon Rapids leaders Monday to discuss a problem on the city’s train tracks.

City leaders say a jump in traffic on the BNSF rail lines throughout the city has created backups at rail crossings. The city blames the problem on train staging, which is when cars sit on the tracks before they move into a rail yard.

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Health Officials: Norovirus Hitting Minnesota Hard this Year

A stomach bug is hitting Minnesota especially hard this year, according to state health officials.

Norovirus, a digestive track illness, is common for this time of year, but there is an especially high number of cases, officials at the Minnesota Department of Health say.

Lino Lakes Man Hospitalized after Crashing Snowmobile

A 26-year-old Lino Lakes man has been hospitalized after crashing a snowmobile Friday evening.

The incident happened on Gun Lake in Flemming Township, northeast of Aitkin.

Christmas Miracle: Gas Could Drop to $2 at Some Minn. Stations

This Christmas, Santa might as well drive. According to GasBuddy.com, at least 24 states already have gas going for $2 or less per gallon. Analysts say some parts of Minnesota could soon see prices that low too.

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Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's State Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools.

St. Paul Man Charged with Fleeing Spring Lake Park Police in Stolen Vehicle

Forty-six-year-old Rick Allen Austin of St. Paul - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A St. Paul man is facing charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing into the median on Interstate 694.

Minnesota Velodrome to Remain Closed for Now

Minnesota's only velodrome for bicycle racers will remain closed for now.