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Mpls. Mayor Hodges to Give 1st State of the City Address Thursday

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will give her first State of the City address Thursday.

She is expected to talk about transit, public safety and development. Hodges will also outline her vision and three main goals for the city.

The speech is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Indian Center on Franklin Avenue.

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Golden Valley Man Charged in Deadly Multi-Car Crash in Mpls. Last November

A Golden Valley man is charged for a four-vehicle crash that left two people dead in November of last year in Minneapolis.

According to court documents, Philip Bertelsen, 55, is charged with four counts of criminal vehicular operation, including operating a vehicle while having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Needs Volunteers

At one time streetcars were a part of the daily life for people in the Twin Cities. Streetcars here date back to the 1900s, the era of electric mass transit.

Nowadays, it's a trip back in time on-board a "Museum on Wheels." For years, volunteers have helped carry on the heritage on the Como-Harriet and Excelsior Streetcar Lines.

New Program Helps Organizations on Tight Budgets Save Money on Utility Bills

A new program that has the City of Minneapolis partnering with retired engineers will soon help owners and operators of large buildings save money on utility bills.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS visited the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to dig into what it's all about.

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New State-of-the-Art Building Opens at University of Minnesota

A new building opened at the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday.

The new state of the art physics and nano-technology building features 40 modern physics labs and another lab specifically for large-scale physics experiments.

There is also plenty of space dedicated to nano-technology research.

Gilda's Club Makes Metro Debut

Gilda’s Club, an organization focused on helping cancer patients and their families, is making its Twin Cities debut with a grand opening Wednesday in Minnetonka.

Injuries Reported after Metro Transit Bus Hits Pedestrian, Stops Abruptly

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Metro Transit Police are investigating after a bus knocked down a pedestrian in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Second Avenue South and Washington Avenue. The pedestrian was conscious and breathing and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The pedestrian was later released from the hospital.