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U of M Works to Expose Minority Kids to Higher Education

School busses crawling with kids pulled up to the curb at the University of Minnesota Thursday.

Tex Ostvig, with the university's 'Kid's on Campus Program,' went down the line to greet each kid. "I'm the first person they see coming off the bus," Ostvig said.

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Minnetonka Leaders Consider Allowing Smaller Lots

Minnetonka city leaders are considering changes to the real estate ordinances because some say lots there are too big.

Richfield Votes To Shut Down 911 Center

Richfield, like many other cities in the Metro, has decided to close its 911 dispatch center.

Richfield spent more than $2 million dollars just two years ago to install and operate its 911 center in a new government center.

Sensory Playgrounds Help Twin Cities Kids with Special Needs

'Sensory Playgrounds' are helping kids with special needs in the Twin Cities.

For Paula Ryan getting her two sons, Aidan and Liam, out on the playground is more than just for fun.

The boys both have sensory processing disorders so it can be hard for them to process and act on information received by their senses.

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Nominate Richfield Residents for Landscaping Award

This Richfield garden was a winner in the 2012 Richfield Landscape Good Neighbor awards. - City of Richfield website

The City of Richfield is now accepting nominations for its annual Landscaping Good Neighbor Awards. Residents are invited to nominate their neighbors who have beautiful gardens and landscaping designed to make the area where they live a more beautiful and appealing place.

Nomination forms can be found on the City of Richfield website. Nominations are due by August 12, 2013.

Downtown Mpls. Megabus Stop Causes Mega Fuss

Hundreds of passengers are picked up and dropped off daily - with no indoor bathroom or access to water or heat. Now, nearby business owners want a solution.
 

2 Inver Grove Heights Men Accused of Trafficking Meth, Cocaine

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Two Inver Grove Heights men have been charged in connection with receiving nearly 6 pounds of cocaine and 2 pounds of methamphetamine.