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Steep Decline in Foreclosed Homes Means Higher Property Values for Neighbors

It's a sure sign the local housing market is improving.

The Twin Cities is seeing a huge drop in foreclosures. And it's not just concentrated in certain communities; it's statewide. 

"We bought our last house before the recession, so we understand what it's like to lose a lot of value in your property," Jenna Rains of Bloomington said.

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Officials Warn Minnesota AIDS Diagnoses Not Declining

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State officials are using World AIDS Day on Monday as a reminder for residents in Minnesota to get checked.

Law Enforcement Warns of 'Sophisticated' Phone Scam

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The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for Minnesotans about a scam involving fake IRS workers.

The sheriff’s office says people posing as IRS employees have been targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, and have swindled at least one person out of $2,000.

Amended Charges Expected in Anoka County Fatal Crash

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Anoka County sheriff's officials say new charges are expected against a man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that has now taken the life of a passenger.
    

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Snowmobile Trails Officially Open in Minnesota

Snowmobilers can rejoice: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced 22,000 miles of trails in the state officially opened Monday.

522 Arrested for DWI During Thanksgiving Weekend

State law enforcement stopped more than 500 people who were suspected of driving while intoxicated during the Thanksgiving weekend, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday.

From 4 p.m. Wednesday through 8 a.m. Monday, 522 arrests were made, said Scott Wasserman, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

It's Cold But Warm-Up is Coming

The worst of the cold should be done tonight, KSTP meteorologist Dave Dahl said.

Temperatures are going to rise the rest of the week. They will still be below average for this time of year. The average high is usually 33 degrees.

The temp dropped to minus 2 on Monday morning.