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Bloomington Law Enforcement Looks to Stop Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

Law enforcement in Bloomington is trying to get senior citizens educated to help avoid future scams.

Officers in the crime unit just met with the community Wednesday, to talk about ways to stop the scams before they start. A crowd full of senior citizens who fell victim gathered at the Bloomington Civic Plaza to share their emotional stories.

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Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

Have you heard scratching in your walls? Or seen evidence of droppings in your cupboards? You're not alone.

Mouse infestations are climbing in the Twin Cities, in fact one expert tells KSTP, they're up 40 percent.

Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

More DWI patrols will be out this Halloween not only because it’s a holiday, but also because it falls on a Friday.

From 2010 to 2012, more than 88,000 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. More than 67,000 of those arrests were made in the top 25 counties for DWI arrests.

The counties with extra patrols are list below, and ranked in order:

Mpls. Magnet School Building Sensory Playground for Students

Every child is unique and absorbs material at school in a different way. Now, recess is an important part of the learning process at one Minneapolis elementary school.

The playground at Michael Dowling Urban Environmental Magnet School is getting an upgrade. It was built in 1977, the school is now turning it into a sensory playground.

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Target Center Renovation May Be Scaled Back Due to Rising Construction Costs

A major renovation of the Target Center may be scaled back because of rising construction costs in the Twin Cities.

The overall budget for the project has grown to $99 million, up from $97 million.

Timberwolves Senior Vice President Ted Johnson says the project is still on schedule for a fall 2016 completion but the design may change.

ACLU Report Claims Racial Disparities in Minneapolis Arrests

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Data recently released by the American Civil Liberties Union shows that black people in Minneapolis are significantly more likely to be arrested for low-level offenses than white people.

Mpls. Helps Residents Navigate Snow Emergency Rules through New Brochure

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Like it or not, snow will be here before we know it, making street parking more confusing and more limited.

To help Minneapolis residents navigate the complexities of snow emergencies, the city is mailing 176,000 brochures to Minneapolis households. Each brochure has graphics and texts showing where to park during the three phases of a snow emergency.