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Officers Patrol Mpls Alleys After Spike in Garage Theft

A recent spike in garage burglaries in the Third Precinct of Minneapolis has officers making “alley sweeps”.

Last week squads drove the alleys of more than 800 blocks looking for suspicious people and open garage doors.

Officers are also patrolling the Midtown Greenway to deter robberies and other criminal activity on the bike trail.

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In Frogs' Croaks, Volunteer Hears Nature's Pulse

Half an hour past sunset in rural western Hennepin County, Madeleine Linck strains her ears. She's listening, believe it or not, for the sounds of courtship.
    
Frog courtship, that is.
    

Movies in the Park in Minneapolis

Ever want want to watch a movie under the stars?  This summer is your chance.  The Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board is hosting Movies in the Park. 

The movies are of all genres and are at all different parks across the city of Minneapolis and admission is free.

As for start times, they begin 15 minutes after sunset which is around 9pm this time of year.

Want to Learn About Neuroscience? There's an App for That

Seventeen-year-old Madi Hahn sat at a desk tapping on an iPod.

No, she wasn't tweeting. She wasn't Facebooking either.

The Andover High School senior was playing a game of sorts, but it wasn't your typical game.

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Delegates Meet in DFL Convention in Mpls

Several local candidates will be getting a big boost in their campaigns Saturday.

Delegates are getting together at the Minneapolis DFL-city convention.
     
They are tasked with endorsing candidates for mayor, the board of estimate and taxation, and seven park board seats.
     

Cold Weather Causes Rush of Lawn Mower Repairs in Metro

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Work orders at lawn mower repair shops around the metro are growing as fast as the grass.

At Cedar Small Engines Repair Shop in Minneapolis, the staff say during the past few days, the business has seen a line of customers waiting for repairs before the store opens.

They are blaming the long winter and the sudden wet spring for the influx of customers.

Group Considers Food Co-Op for Robbinsdale

A group of residents, including Mayor Murphy and Council Member Backen, will be attending a co-op Informational Meeting at Elim Lutheran Church on Monday, June 24th at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to determine interest in the effort and learn more about the process of creating a food co-op. Childcare will be available.