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308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
    
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

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Fridley Police Look for SuperAmerica Robbers Armed with Guns

A surveillence photo of a man holding a gun to the head of a Super America employee during the robbery. - Photo: Fridley Police Department

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men suspected in an armed robbery Thursday morning at a SuperAmerica gas station in Fridley.

Norwood Young America Man Arrested in Anoka Co. Drug Bust

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A Norwood Young America man was arrested after deputies conducted narcotics surveillance outside an Anoka County home.

Anoka-Hennepin Teachers, District Approve Contract Agreement

The Anoka-Hennepin School District and teachers have approved a tentative agreement on a new contract. The agreement was accepted by teachers with 84.6 percent approval, according to Education Minnesota.

Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota (AHEM) and the district had clashed on long-term health insurance costs and a proposed salary schedule change.

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Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 10 Finalists

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Ten teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders met in March to narrow the field from 33 semifinalists to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.

Children's Used Clothing and Toy Sale Hosted in St. Francis

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Are you looking to buy clothes or toys for your kids? The ISD 15 Early Childhood Advisory Council is hosting its 20th Annual Children’s Used Clothing and Toy Sale this month.

Items include toys, furniture, accessories, and clothes ranging in size from birth to 12-years-old.

Community Members Asked to Help Record Lake 'Ice-Off' Dates

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It’s a sign that our brutal winter may finally be coming to an end – the spring thaw is here, and ice is starting to disappear from local lakes.

To help track climate trends and keep accurate records, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking community members to document when the ice disappears from lakes, or the ice-off data.