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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.

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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.
    

Man Killed at Maple Grove Rest Stop was Shot in Head

The suspect who was killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning has been identified as 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar of Kennewick, Washington.

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New Hennepin Co. Dispatch Center Starts Taking 911 Calls

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The new Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth started taking 911 calls this week.

The $34 million facility has been in the works for more than a decade. The old facility in Golden Valley was built 65 years ago but was only meant to operate for 25-30 years.

DNR to Inject Potash into Christmas Lake Friday to Fight Invasive Species

A lake in Shorewood will be 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.

Reliable or Refund: Metro Transit Tries to Boost Underperforming Northstar Trains

One out of every three Metro Transit Northstar trains running from Minneapolis to Big Lake in 2014 was late.

"There's days where it's on the way home .. .and then I'm late an hour or so to work," Nancy Carbajal said.