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Rat Poison Reportedly Found at Crystal Dog Park

A dog rests in the grass. - Photo: MGN Online

The Crystal Police Department is asking for residents help in identifying the suspect who put poison inside a dog park Saturday.

Someone put rat poison inside the fenced area of the Welcome Dog Park, and one dog did chew on it, according to police.

The dog's owner caught it in time, and the pet was not hurt.

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Orchestra Hall Upgrades Done, Musicians Still Locked Out

Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis - Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell

Orchestra Hall opened its doors Friday for a sneak peak into its newly remodeled building.

The $50-million renovation, which started in June 2012, reached completion last month, according to the Minnesota Orchestra. Public and private contributions helped pay for the project.

St. Louis Park Man Hit and Killed by Bus in Minneapolis

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A man who was hit and killed by a Metro Transit bus in Minneapolis has been identified.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the man as 63-year-old Mark Best of St. Louis Park. He died Friday at the Hennepin County Medical Center from his injuries.

Police Ask for Public's Help to Find Armed Robbery Suspects in Mpls.

Survellience photos of the suspects. - Photo courtesy of MPD

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in an armed robbery this summer.

On June 23, 2013, a woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 4200 block of Linden Hills Boulevard just after 10 p.m.

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2 Men Charged in Abduction of Verizon Store Manager

Ronald Jermaine Jackson (left) and William Charles Graham. - Photos: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Two men have been charged in an abduction of a Verizon store manager while he was arriving home in Loretto.

William Charles Graham, 30, of New Hope, and Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 29, of Richfield, were charged each with felony kidnapping, according to a Hennepin County criminal complaint released Friday.

U of Minn. President to Cut Administrative Costs

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. -

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced plans Friday to cut administrative costs by $90 million over the next six years.
Kaler told the Board of Regents he wants to cut $15 million a year, starting this year. The money would be used for non-administrative activities and to curb the increased cost of attendance for students.

Transit Hub Near Target Field Models Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station is a landmark in New York City. Minneapolis has plans for its own version of it, right near Target Field where there will be a dramatic facelift.