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Demolition of the Metrodome Complete Weeks Ahead of Schedule

It's gone. As of Thursday, the Metrodome is no more.

Truckload number 4,910 was hauled away from the site to a recycling plant in Little Canada carrying the last of the Dome's debris.

Demolition contractor Frattalone Companies reports the project was completed in just over nine weeks, which is four weeks ahead of schedule.  They company logged 15,800 hours.

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Minn. Couple Accused of Collecting Welfare While Yachting Appears in Court

The Minnesota couple arrested last month near Fort Lauderdale after allegedly collecting welfare while living on a yacht made their first court appearance Thursday.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman calls them "Lord and Lady Chisholm." Colin Chisholm III, 62, and his wife Andrea, 54, of Deephaven, are charged with felony welfare fraud.

Police Investigate after Armed Robbery at Richfield Restaurant

Police are investigating after two armed men robbed an Old Country Buffet in Richfield on Thursday.

According to Richfield Police, the men went into the restaurant on East 66th Street and held up several employees at gunpoint. The men took money from the safe.

ALDI Holds Hiring Events to Fill Positions in 8 Minn. Cities

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Looking for a new job? Low-price grocery store ALDI is hosting hiring events Thursday for more than two dozen positions.

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Sen. Klobuchar Announces Bill to Put More Cops on the Street

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced the legislation in Minneapolis - Photo: Minneapolis Police

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced a bill Thursday, aiming to increase support for local law enforcement and put more officers on the street.

The COPS Improvement Act of 2014 would reauthorize funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services program (COPS).

Protesters to Oppose Condoleezza Rice's Speech at U of M

In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures while speaking at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. - Photo: AP/Ben Margot, File

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday to speak at the newly-remodeled Northrop Auditorium, and students, staff, faculty and community members are planning to protest ahead of the speech.

Neighbors Evacuated During Standoff at Brooklyn Park Apartments

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Brooklyn Park Police are negotiating with a man who has reportedly barricaded himself in his apartment and made threats of violence.

Police responded to Kensington Place Apartments on the 8300 block of Zane Avenue in Brooklyn Park on Thursday morning.

Neighbors in the building are being evacuated.

No other information has been released.