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Fire Torches School Playground in Fridley

A fire with an unknown cause torched a school playground Saturday in Fridley.

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

Because the equipment was made of plastic, it ignited and spread quickly, according to Fridley Fire Chief John Berg.

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Storms Roll Through Metro, Temporarily Suspend Gopher Game

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 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.

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.

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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.

Coon Rapids Officials: Missing Vulnerable Adult Found Safe

Mark Reinhart - Photo: Coon Rapids Police Department

Coon Rapids city officials say a missing man has been found safe.

Fifty-two-year-old Mark Reinhart had been missing since the night of Sept. 10 when he left his residential facility. Police say he is a vulnerable adult and had not been in contact with his family.

Vikings' Motives for Doing 'the Right Thing' Questioned

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, right, speaks as executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, owner/chairman Mark Wilf, second from left, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren listen during a news conference. - Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt

When the Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday morning they had 'made a mistake' on Monday in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child abuse charge in Texas, did they really make the right decision?