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New Initiative at U of M Discourages Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is responsible for killing around 70 Minnesotans each year, despite the fact that it's illegal to take your phone out while operating a vehicle. An event aimed at stopping the habit was held at the University of Minnesota on Saturday.

Storms Roll Through Metro; Suspend Gopher Game

This photo shows a darkened sky above a University of Minnesota football game Saturday. - Photo: KSTP/File

Thunderstorms with high wind gusts and the possibility of hail rolled through the Twin Cities on Saturday evening.

The thin line of storms moved through the west metro, starting around 5:15 p.m., and into the east, according to KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

Passengers Taken off Light Rail Train after Derailment near MSP

Passengers were taken off a Blue Line Light Rail train Saturday in Bloomington after one of the train’s cars derailed.

Man, Woman Plead Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking

A man and woman from Minneapolis have pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.
    
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 31-year-old David Nance and 26-year-old Ashley Crayton are charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.
    
They each face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Minneapolis Changes Food-to-Alcohol Ratio for Some Restaurants

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to change laws affecting some restaurants that sell alcohol outside of the Downtown area.

Edina High Schools Starts Tougher Restrictions at Football Games

There are changes at Edina High School as the district cracks down on underage drinking.

School officials found empty beer cans and plastic liquor bottles last week at Kuhlman Stadium. District officials say students will no longer be able to bring liquids or backpacks into the stadium. There will also be increased security in the student sections and at the gates.

Major Robbinsdale Water Main Break Could Cost $250K, or More

A major water main break is causing traffic problems in Robbinsdale.

The break happened around 7 p.m. Thursday at County Road 9/42nd Avenue North from the railroad tracks to Highway 100. At its peak, the water was about a foot deep and stretched for blocks.