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65 Suspected Heroin Dealers in Minn. Arrested in 'Operation Exile'

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Officials say they've struck at the heart of international drug cartels trafficking heroin in Minnesota.

It's hard to overstate the human toll the drug is taking in Minnesota; it's caused families to endure so much pain -- both physical and emotional. Officials hope Thursday's massive operation helps turn the tide in the fight against the terrible drug.

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Final Four Bid for Minneapolis Gets Boost in Dallas

The new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be ready for the 2016 NFL season. It will also be ready to host a NCAA Final Four sometime between 2017 and 2020.

Golden Valley Plans Meeting on Bottineau Light Rail

The Golden Valley Planning, Open Space and Recreation, and Environmental Commissions will hold a joint meeting and formal public hearing Thurs., May 15, to hear comments on the Bottineau Light Rail Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

The meeting will provide an additional opportunity for residents to comment on the Bottineau Transitway DEIS.

Local 'High 5 Day' Effort Supports Boy with Cancer, Breaks World Record

Thursday is "National High Five Day" and a local artist went for a world record in support of a Minnesota boy fighting cancer.

Artist Andrew MacGuffie helped surpass the record to raise money for 12-year-old Evan Thornton, who is dealing with a life-threatening form of bone cancer.

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Woman Sentenced for Mailing Threatening Letters to Metro Post Offices<br />

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A federal judge has sentenced a woman to 5 1/2 years in prison for mailing letters threatening to bomb seven post offices in the Twin Cities.
U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson on Thursday sentenced 43-year-old Christina Anne Reineke on one count of mailing threatening communications.

Demolition of the Metrodome Complete Weeks Ahead of Schedule

It's gone. As of Thursday, the Metrodome is no more.

Truckload number 4,910 was hauled away from the site to a recycling plant in Little Canada carrying the last of the Dome's debris.

Demolition contractor Frattalone Companies reports the project was completed in just over nine weeks, which is four weeks ahead of schedule.  They company logged 15,800 hours.

Minn. Couple Accused of Collecting Welfare While Yachting Appears in Court

The Minnesota couple arrested last month near Fort Lauderdale after allegedly collecting welfare while living on a yacht made their first court appearance Thursday.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman calls them "Lord and Lady Chisholm." Colin Chisholm III, 62, and his wife Andrea, 54, of Deephaven, are charged with felony welfare fraud.