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Mpls. Considering Changing 'Columbus Day' Name

The City of Minneapolis is considering changing the name of Columbus Day at a council meeting on Friday.

Activists in the city have proposed changing the name to "Indigenous People's Day." The date falls on Oct. 13 this year.

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Metro Transit: Light Rail Trains Among Most Energy Efficient in Country

When the light rail trains start rolling this summer, they’ll be some of the most energy-efficient in the country, according to Metro Transit officials.

Mpls. Not in Running to Host 2016 DNC Convention

Minneapolis is out of the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The DNC told KSTP it has sent requests for proposals to 15 cities. Minneapolis is not one of them.

But city officials aren't surprised. They tell KSTP they chose not to pursue the convention back in February when the DNC sent out interest letters.

Mosquito Control Helicopters Begin Treating Problem Sites in Metro

Before mosquitos have time to hatch, help is on the way for Minnesotans.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District began helicopter treatments on Tuesday. The state is home to over 50 different mosquito species. The helicopters will treat around 1,500 acres of large breeding sites to prevent larvae from growing into biting adults.

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SouthWest Transit Gives Seedlings to Riders on Earth Day

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SouthWest Transit will be giving out free White Spruce seedlings to riders in celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday.

The seedlings will be given at four stations: Highway 212 and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Highway 212 and Highway 101 in Chanhassen, 500 Market St. in Chanhassen, and Highway 212 and Highway 41 in Chaska.

'Bash4Guild' Aims to Smash the Stigma of Mental Illness

For youth struggling with mental illnesses, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood can be a daunting task, especially for those who may not have a solid support system around them.

A new division of a Twin-Cities organization was launched in the beginning of this year to address that problem.

Some Minn. Clinics Offer Food to Improve Health

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Some Minnesota clinics have come up with a simple prescription for improving their patients' health: food.
    
Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at higher risk for developmental problems. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. Yet hunger rarely comes up when those families see a doctor.