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Woman, Dog Escape Minneapolis Duplex Fire

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A woman and her dog escaped a duplex fire overnight in Minneapolis.

Crews were called to the 4200 block of Thomas Avenue North around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly, but they say there was still extensive damage to the duplex.

The cause is still under investigation.

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Most Lake Minnetonka Wake Restrictions Expected to be Lifted Friday

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Most of the no-wake restrictions for Lake Minnesota are expected to be lifted by Friday morning.

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District could remove the no-wake restrictions on much of Lake Minnetonka at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Water levels need to fall below 930.30 feet above sea level for three consecutive days. The lake level was 930.25 feet Wednesday.

Popular Mpls. South High Music Director Mysteriously Resigns

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned the long-time music director at Minneapolis South High School resigned just one week after a complaint was filed against him with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). 

Flooded Hopkins Golf Course Repair Costs Hard to Estimate

Following heavy rains and high water on Minnehaha Creek the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Hopkins suffered extensive flooding. The course remains closed due to large areas of standing water.

Crews have begun to pump the water on the golf course back into Minnehaha Creek, and estimate it could take up to two weeks before nearly all of the water is removed.

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Mpls. Neighborhood Upset over Water Line Break

For several weeks people in one Minneapolis neighborhood have complained to the city about a broken water line.

Some say the water attracts trash, while others are concerned about sinkholes forming from all the water. Residents really want to know who is going to fix the problem.

Water from a the break is bubbling up and flowing down Fremont Avenue North.

Additional Police in North, South Mpls. through Labor Day

The Minneapolis Police Department will increase the amount of police on duty in North Minneapolis and crime hot spots in South Minneapolis now through Labor Day. 

First TargetExpress Opens in Dinkytown

The first TargetExpress mini-store opened Wednesday near the University of Minnesota in Dinkytown.

The new Target store layout looks similar to a regular Target store but is only about 15 percent of the regular size. 

The store was designed for the grab-and-go consumers in urban areas where full-sized Target stores do not fit.