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Residency Case Targets Minn. GOP Legislator

Rep. Bob Barrett - Photo: Minnesota House of Representatives

A residency dispute involving a Minnesota legislator has landed in court and could put a Republican-held seat in contention.
    

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University of Minnesota Solar Car Takes 2nd Place in Cross-Country Race

The picture shows the University of Minnesota solar car racing to the finish in the 2014 American Solar Challenge. - Photo: KSTP-TV

A University of Minnesota car took second place in the 2014 American Solar Challenge on Monday.

The eight-day, 1,700-mile race started in Austin, Texas, on July 21, and ended in Minneapolis.  The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team took second place out of 10 teams.

Fines to Increase for those Caught Speeding in Minn. Construction Zones

The penalty for speeding in construction zones on Minnesota roads will ramp up this week.

Starting Friday, drivers caught speeding in work zones will face a $300 fine, in addition to speeding ticket charges. It's part of a new law approved in this year's legislative session.

Kenilworth Residents Want Environmental Review for SWLRT Project

There could be another hold up on the Southwest Light Rail Line project.

On Monday, a group of residents from Minneapolis' Kenilworth neighborhood asked the federal government to withhold funding until an environmental review can be completed.

The controversial light rail line would be an extension of the new Green Line, running to the west metro from Minneapolis.

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Minnetonka Beach Man Charged for Running over Wife, Killing Her

David Meder, 57, of Minnetonka Beach - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

A Minnetonka Beach man was charged Monday with being drunk when he ran over his wife last week, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Commission Upholds Firing of 2 Mpls. Cops after 2013 Green Bay Incident

Two Minneapolis police officers have been formally fired after an incident last June in Green Bay.

Duluth Dips into Dunkin' Donuts; Event in Edina for Potential Franchisees

A revered doughnut shop is back in Minnesota after a 10-year hiatus - but even with franchises in two cities, it might take you awhile to get there.

Dunkin' Donuts will open in the Duluth area, with seven locations in the works, the national restaurant chain announced Monday.