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Minneapolis City Council Approves Healthy Foods Ordinance

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to pass an ordinance aimed at giving customers healthy food options.

The new mandate requires businesses with a grocery store license to offer certain quantities of healthy items to customers.

Prosecutor: Mpls. Serial Killing Conviction Should Stand

Prosecutors oppose a new trial for a man convicted of murdering three American Indian women in Minneapolis in the 1980s.
    
Hennepin County prosecutors say Bill Glaze should remain behind bars, despite the findings of an advocacy group casting doubt on the case through new DNA evidence.
    

Minnesota Sports Groups Maneuver for MLS Team<br />

The jockeying is intensifying for two groups hoping to land a Major League Soccer franchise in Minnesota.
    

Remember to Set your Clocks Back this Weekend

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

Cone Zone: Lane Closures to Slow Weekend Traffic in East, West Metro

I-494 just south of Rockford Road - Photo: Screenshot/Google Earth

There will be some lane closures impacting traffic in the Twin Cities this weekend.

The roadway will be down to one lane on Interstate 494 northbound from Rockford Road in Plymouth to Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove starting at 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday.

Motorists can expect to see intermittent lane restrictions along I-494 through the month of November.

Eden Prairie Eyes Development Projects Along SWLRT Line

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Eden Prairie has already hired a consultant to come up with a draft ordinance for potential development projects along the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) line. 

Salvation Army Hands Out 8,000 Coats for Kids

Thousands of local kids on Thursday got ready for the possibly long and cold winter ahead of us. The Salvation Army gave out 8,000 coats during this year's Coats For Kids Drive. And this week, with our cooler weather, it happened at the perfect time and makes a big difference to families in need.