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Friday Marks 7 Years Since 35W Bridge Collapse in Mpls.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, marks the seventh year since of the catastrophic 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The structure fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies to Start Carrying Heroin Antidote

Friday marks a historic day in the battle against heroin in Minnesota.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies will become the first in the state to carry the heroin antidote, Narcan.

The move comes after a new law passed this year. Officials say the law comes at an important time, as the number of heroin-related deaths continues to rise, breaking records in 2013.

Medical Pot Backers Hope to Speed Task Force Work

Potential users of medical marijuana say they hope to counter police concerns about the drug as they work together on a task force overseeing Minnesota's developing program.
    

U of M Jumps 435 Spots on FORBES America's Best College List

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Photo: KSTP/File

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the fastest-improving universities in the nation, according to Forbes.

Eden Prairie Man Sentenced for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Nephew

Randoll Sloan, 48, of Eden Prairie - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

An Eden Prairie man has been sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for the death of his nephew last fall.

Abbott Dedicates Spot for Book St. Paul Man Dying of Cancer Wrote to Sons

A book a St. Paul man wrote to his sons while dying of cancer has a permanent place in history at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

On Wednesday, the hospital dedicated a new AMVETS post in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber.

MnSCU Reaches Deal with University Faculty

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has reached a tentative contract agreement with its university faculty union.
    
MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced the deal Wednesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the agreement comes after nearly a year of negotiations.