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By Edgar Linares in Minneapolis
Edgar Linares
January 31, 2019 - 6:17 pm
Call it déjà vu or a strange coincidence, but some Minneapolis business owners are reporting a drop in business this week, it was the same last year. This time last year, David Ogaard co-owner of Cheetah Pizza in the Minneapolis Skyway, said he had a drop in business, but it wasn’t because of the...
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January 31, 2019 - 7:18 am
Minnesota's brutal cold is actually good for one thing: killing off the destructive emerald ash borer. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forest Health Program consultant Val Cervenka says many of the insects cannot survive this extremely cold weather. RELATED : Deep freeze expected to ease...
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Scott Gillespie grabs free space heater from Xcel Energy in Princeton, MN by Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
January 30, 2019 - 7:04 pm
The extreme cold is putting a strain on Xcel Energy’s gas distribution system in the North Metro. On Tuesday night, the company decided to shut off the gas at some 150 homes in the Baldwin Township area west of Princeton, MN. “We just had more demand than the system could support,” said Mark...
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Susie Jones
January 30, 2019 - 11:51 am
  Extreme weather conditions are putting a significant strain on the natural gas system, and to make sure that service continues during this cold spell, Xcel Energy is asking all it's Minnesota natural gas customers to turn their thermostat's down to 63 degrees.  "It's giving everything a test here...
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St. Paul Police homicide
St. Paul Police Department
Sheletta Brundidge
January 30, 2019 - 3:35 am
St. Paul Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East just before 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. Initially, when officers arrived on scene, they couldn't locate a victim. Witnesses told investigators that the person who was shot had been taken away from the scene in...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
January 29, 2019 - 7:12 pm
You know who has no problem with this cold? A few animals at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. “The animals that are outside, are outside because they can tolerate those temps,” said Tony Fischer, Director of Animal Collections. “They’ve evolved to survive in really cold climates. In fact, some...
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