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KSTP.com Year in Review: 13 Notable Stories from 2013

As we welcome in a brand new year, we're taking a look back on some of the stories that grabbed viewers' attention both nationally and locally. Some are tragic, some are politically charged, and some are just plain bizarre. The stories have been compiled based on website analytics and opinions from the editors. Here's a look at 13 notable stories from 2013:

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LRT Service in Mpls. Running Again After Mechanical Issue Halts Trains

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Light rail service on the Blue Line is back up and running after it had to be shut down for a mechanical issue Tuesday morning, according to Metro Transit.

The issue impacted the train at the Lake Street Station starting around 6:30 a.m., according to Metro Transit spokesman Drew Kerr.

Metro Roads Remain Slick from Monday's Snow

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Slippery road conditions are being reported all over the metro Tuesday morning.

Across the Twin Cities, state troopers handled 183 crashes with 13 injuries. There were also reports of 66 vehicles spun out or off the road between 5 and 10 a.m.

Local New Year's Events for the Whole Family

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If you’re looking for some family-friendly events this New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of options right here in the Twin Cities.

Ski Resorts Open

Lifts at Afton Alps will stay open until midnight. There will also be a live band and fireworks.

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2nd Teen Charged in Attack on Former Mpls. Mayoral Candidate

A second teenager is charged in a clubbing attack that sent a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate to the hospital.
    

Long Time Employees at Dome See Jobs Go With Building

Brenda Rosemark has worked at the Metrodome for 26 years. Even though she's been there for a Super Bowl, two World Series and countless other games and events, chances are you've never noticed her, or Pat Jackson, or Karen Erickson.

2 Men Charged After Dumping Tires in North Mpls. Neighborhood

A North Minneapolis neighborhood woke up to a huge pile of used tires dumped in the backyard of a vacant house.

One resident heard a commotion and sprung into action to catch the illegal dumpers.