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At Issue - Aug. 17: Look Ahead to General Election, Property Taxes

In this week’s edition of At Issue, the winner of the GOP primary for governor is in studio. Host Tom Hauser looks ahead to the general election.

Also, how much could property taxes go up in St. Paul and Minneapolis?

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Minn. Agency: Warm Weather Brings Out Algae

Blue Green Algae - Photo: Sherburn County

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the recent stretch of warm, calm weather has brought good conditions for blue-green algae in lakes.
    
The St. Cloud Times reports that this year the heavy rains in May and June washed a large amount of nutrients into Minnesota lakes and streams. Those nutrients, including phosphorus, help feed the algae growth.

INTERVIEW: Minnesota State Fair Preview

The Minnesota State Fair starts in four days!

The fair, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, attracts around 1.8 million guests each year.

KSTP sat down with Brienna Shutte to talk about some of the new things to see and do out there this year.

Thousands of Fans Flock to Vikings, Twins, Lynx Games

What a day to be a Minnesota sports fan.

The Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Lynx all played Saturday in Minneapolis, which is great news for thousands of fans. The only potential problem: All of those fans had to get to the games.

Many took the light rail.

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Minneapolis Schools Host Back-to-School Jam

Signs indicating summer is almost over are popping up all over the Twin Cities.

Hundreds of parents and kids turned out for Minneapolis Public Schools' annual "Back to School Jam."

Family, Teammates Say Goodbye to Teen Drowning Victim

Football players from South High School filled the first four pews at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. They came to say goodbye to teammate Sha-Kym Adams just days before their first game of the season.

Adams, 15, drowned in Lake Nokomis Aug. 7 while cooling down with teammates after a summer workout.

Police: Driver Hits, Injures Man in Minneapolis

Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl -

A driver struck and severely injured a 39-year-old man in south Minneapolis.
    
Minneapolis police say Tarrince Emmanuel Winbush of Brooklyn Center was critically injured early Friday.