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Report Shows Number of Bicycle Deaths in Minnesota Decreasing

Despite having a large bike trail network, Minnesota is bucking a national trend not seen in more than four decades.

For the first time since the 1970s, bicycle deaths are increasing across the U.S. but not in Minnesota.

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Hwy. 100 Closure in St. Louis Park Canceled for Next Two Weekends

A closure on Highway 100 in the west metro, planned for this weekend and next weekend, has been canceled.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the closure between Interstate 394 in Golden Valley and Highway 62 in Edina has been canceled “due to some unexpected circumstances.”

University of Minnesota Hosts 'Cirque De-Stress'

The University of Minnesota is hosting Cirque De-Stress on Tuesday to provide students with stress reduction and mental health resources.

“We see mental health and stress in students as being the number one public health issue on campus,” said Dr. Gary Christenson, chief medical officer at the University’s Boynton Health Service.

Volunteers Pack 'Blizzard Boxes' for Meals on Wheels

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We’re not too far away from the months where traveling could be extremely slow and difficult.

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11 Roosevelt High School Students Graduate from First-Responder Course

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Some high school students are getting into the medical field early with first responder training.

A group of students at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis has just finished the first round of EMT classes as part of a new partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Fire Department.

Mpls. Firefighters, Xcel Energy Crews Get Rescue Training

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Minneapolis firefighters and Xcel Energy crews are putting their skills to the test this week.

Employees will be participating in rescue training in confined spaces to test their readiness in different situations. Fire officials say workers are often in confined spaces like manhole shafts and electrical vaults, so they need to be prepared to work in those environments.

Sources: Mpls. Body Camera Policy Complete, on Chief Harteau's Desk

Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the city of Minneapolis has finished its police body camera policies and Police Chief Janee' Harteau has them on her desk. 

Those same sources say that before the policies are finalized they will need approval from Mayor Betsy Hodges and that's why they haven't been released publicly.