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Mackey and Judd Debut the 2-Minute Drill: Wild Expectations, Twins Miguel Sano

Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN radio debut the Mackey and Judd 2-Minute Drill, discussing the biggest sports talkers of the day.

After a dominating win Thursday night against Colorado, Mackey and Judd sat down to talk about the expectations surrounding the Minnesota Wild this season.

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Buckle Up – Extra Seat Belt Enforcement Begins

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Drivers, remember to buckle up! Extra seat belt enforcement begins this weekend as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.

Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies around the state will be focusing on seat belt violations during the initiative, which runs from Oct. 10-26. It’s coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

$1.25M in Grant Funds Available for Improving Safe Routes to School

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says schools and their partners can apply for $1.25 million in Safe Routes to School grant funds for projects helping children safely walk and bicycle to school.

There are three different categories to apply for:

Weekend Box Office: 'The Judge', 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. A son defends his dad in court, and the worst day imaginable.

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Blood Moon Eclipse Visible in Twin Cities Metro

Blood moon photo taken in Champlin. - Photo: Joel Bakker

Minnesotans who woke up early Wednesday morning were treated to a rare lunar eclipse.

Starting around 5:25 a.m., the full moon was obscured by Earth's shadow. It was a total lunar eclipse – except this time, the moon had a red tint because sunrises and sunsets around the Earth reflected off its surface. This is known as a blood moon.

Former State Senator Helps Educate Homeless Kids in Metro

For nearly half a year Pam Wolf Sladek, a former State Senator, has been raising money to start a high school for homeless teens. It's called Life Prep Academy and is now open in Spring Lake Park.

The school is located in a non-descript building on County Road 10. 

Gas Prices Drop Below $3 per Gallon in Parts of the Twin Cities

Gas prices hit $2.94/gallon in Fridley. - Photo: KSTP Viewer

Gas is dropped below $3 per gallon in parts of the Twin Cities Tuesday.

Prices are $2.94 per gallon at the Sam’s Club in Fridley. Prices were at $2.99 North St. Paul, South St. Paul and other parts of the metro over the weekend, as well.