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Rybak Delivers Investing in the Future Budget Proposal

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak delivered his final budget proposal in front of the city council on Thursday.

In his speech, “Investing in the Future,” Rybak said he wants to focus his efforts on important future investments.

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Rebuild or Restore Old Cedar Avenue Bridge?

Like it, or not, Minnesota taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars to either rebuild or refurbish Old Cedar Avenue Bridge. 

In May the Legislature attached $9 million to the tax bill to rebuild or restore the 90-year-old bridge. Bloomington's City Council will have to decide which option to choose.

TEXT: Letter to Washburn High School Families

The new principal of Washburn High School was only on the job for four days before he was removed from the position. Thursday, parents can attend a meeting to learn more about plans for the upcoming school year. It takes place at 6 p.m. in the Washburn auditorium.

MNsure Outreach Forum Set for Minneapolis

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The Oct. 1 open enrollment date is fast approaching for MNsure, the state's new online health insurance marketplace.

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Public Meeting Discusses Metro Blue Line Extension

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Thursday night is the first of two public meetings on the Metro Blue Line extension that would go from Target Field to Brooklyn Park.

Residents will get an update on the 13-mile line’s progress as well as what they can expect at the stations. The meeting will focus on the Plymouth Avenue and Golden Valley Road stations.

Study: Pretreated Garden Plants Harming Bees in MN

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Some home garden plants being sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other garden centers are harmful to bees because of pretreated pesticides, according to a new study.

Sports Authority Hires Pricey Law Firm to Investigate Wilfs

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority decided this week to hire one of Minnesota's most expensive law firms and an international forensic accounting firm for extra "due diligence" on the Vikings stadium deal.