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INTERVIEW: Uptown Art Fair Kicks Off Friday

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there are a lot of art festivals taking place in the Twin Cities.

The 51st Annual Uptown Art Fair starts Friday and runs through Sunday. The fair features musical performances, wine tastings, food from 20 different vendors, and artwork from more than 350 artists from around the world.

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Moment of Silence to be Held Friday on 7th Anniversary of Bridge Collapse

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, marks the seventh year since the catastrophic Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The structure fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour on this day in 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies to Start Carrying Heroin Antidote

Friday marks a historic day in the battle against heroin in Minnesota.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies will become the first in the state to carry the heroin antidote Narcan.

The move comes after a new law passed this year. Officials say the law comes at an important time as the number of heroin-related deaths continues to rise, breaking records in 2013.

Medical Pot Backers Hope to Speed Task Force Work

Potential users of medical marijuana say they hope to counter police concerns about the drug as they work together on a task force overseeing Minnesota's developing program.

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U of M Jumps 435 Spots on FORBES America's Best College List

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Photo: KSTP/File

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the fastest-improving universities in the nation, according to Forbes.

Eden Prairie Man Sentenced for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Nephew

Randoll Sloan, 48, of Eden Prairie - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

An Eden Prairie man has been sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for the death of his nephew last fall.

New, Inclusive Playground Opens at Minnehaha Regional Park

File Photo: An example of one of the inclusive playground products offered by Landscape Structures - Photo: Courtesy of Landscape Structures

A new playground is opening at Minnehaha Regional Park that is modeled after the historic auto tourist camp the park board used to run at Minnehaha Falls. 

The inclusive playground will feature various elements that will allow children of all abilities to play together, including those in wheelchairs and with other special needs.