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Minneapolis Woman Hit, Killed by Green Line Train Identified

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Officials have identified the 42-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a Green Line light rail train Sunday morning near Westgate Station on the border of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Public Meetings to be Held on Funding for Residents Affected by June Flooding

Flooding in Prior Lake - Photo: KSTP/File

For residents affected by flooding this June, help may be in sight.

Those who live in Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Wright counties may be eligible for state loans up to $70,000.

New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

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Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

23-Year-Old Man Hit by Car in Minneapolis; 1 Arrested

A 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Gas Prices Down from Last Year

Gas prices in Minnesota are lower than they were during the Labor Day weekend last year, and analysts say they could fall even further heading into the fall.
The Star Tribune reports that in the Twin Cities, the average gas price was $3.36 per gallon on Friday. That's 20 cents less than last year.

North Minneapolis Shooting Sends 1 to Hospital

At least one person was taken to a hospital after police responded to a shooting in North Minneapolis late Saturday night.

It happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Aldridge Avenue and 37th Street.

No further information was immediately available.

College Students Warned to be on Guard Against Identity Theft

With college students heading back to school the Federal Trade Commission has a warning for students to be vigilant and protect their private information. One in five identity theft victims are in their 20s and college students often don't know just how vulnerable they are.