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Play & Learn Cafe to Open in Golden Valley this Fall

A west metro mom with a vision is opening a brand new business for kids and adults, which she calls the only one of its kind in the state.

The Play & Learn Cafe in Golden Valley will be a place for kids under the age of 6 to play, learn, and explore; while moms, dads, and caregivers relax with a cup of coffee, grab a bite to eat, or take a yoga class.

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Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.
    

Judge: Jury Should Decide Priest Abuse Lawsuit

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A Minnesota judge says a man who says he was sexually abused by a priest around 1976, deserves his day in court.
    
The plaintiff, identified as Doe 1, says he was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park when Thomas Adamson molested him.
    

Minneapolis Police Find Missing 20-Year-Old Woman

Aariona Latrice Brown - Photo: Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis police have found a missing 20-year-old woman.

Aariona Latrice Brown was last seen Wednesday in the area of Penn Avenue and 12th Avenue North around 6:45 p.m. Police say she was with an unknown man in a silver-colored small SUV.

She was found safe Monday, according to police. Additional details were not released.

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9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
    
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.
    

Nice Ride Launches New Neighborhood Initiative

The Nice Ride Neighborhood Program is starting in two Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods. - Photo: Nice Ride Minnesota

Minnesota communities will start seeing orange Nice Ride bikes instead of the trademark green bikes.

It’s part of Nice Ride Minnesota’s newest initiative, the Nice Ride Neighborhood Program. It will give 140 people living in North Minneapolis and East St. Paul an opportunity to bike.

Local Pools Anticipating Spike in Revenue, Along with Temperatures

Como Pool is ready to hit capacity at 850 visitors at one time Monday. Pool managers say due to a cooler early summer their revenue is down year-over-year for daily visits - those spontaneous visits that often rely on good weather - although memberships are up.