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Police: Suspect in I-694 Officer-Involved Shooting was Stabbing Himself

The two officers involved in the shooting on Interstate 694 on Wednesday have been identified.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says Hennepin County Deputy Matthew Hagen and Brooklyn Center Officer Alan Salvosa shot and killed 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar of Kennewick, Washington.

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Mall of America Braces for Shoppers, Protesters

Mall of America officials are not only bracing for a rush of shoppers this weekend but they are also preparing for a throng of protesters. 

Up to 2,500 people are expected to take part in the "Black Lives Matter" rally Saturday. It comes during one of the busiest shopping days of the season.

No Indictments in Hwy. 212 Officer-Involved Shooting in Eden Prairie

A grand jury did not indict three officers involved in fatally shooting two people after a chase on U.S. Highway 212 in February, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday.

13 Cadets Join Minneapolis Fire Department

The Minneapolis Fire Department will welcome its newest members during a ceremony Friday.

Thirteen cadets graduated Friday, 12 of which are veterans. The cadets are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians and have obtained the Minnesota state firefighter license.

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Christmas Lake First in Minn. to Get Potash Injection to Fight Invasive Species

A lake in Shorewood is the first in Minnesota to be injected with potash to combat invasive species.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the use of liquid potash to eradicate zebra and quagga mussels in Christmas Lake and Lake Independence. Liquid potash, or potassium chloride, has only been used in the U.S. three times.

Surly Brewery Opens Minneapolis Location Friday

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A long-awaited local destination brewery opened its doors Friday.

Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
    
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.