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Future of the Mississippi River is up for Debate

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is talking about the future of the Mississippi River Tuesday.

The 72-mile stretch of the river from Dayton to Hastings is the focus of the debate. State officials are looking to update development rules for that section, keeping business and nature interests in mind. It would be the first update in 35 years.

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Fire Damages Roof of Inver Grove Heights Elementary School

A fire broke out on the roof of an Inver Grove Heights elementary school Monday night.

Firefighters were called to Pine Bend Elementary School on the 9800 block of Inver Grove Trail around 8:43 p.m. on a report of smoke. When crews arrived on the scene, they confirmed there was a fire on the roof.

Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.
    

9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
    
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.
    

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No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done

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Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain.
    
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.
    

Davanni's 5th Annual Food Drive Benefits Emergency Foodshelf Network

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Davanni’s is kicking off its fifth annual food drive Monday.

The restaurant is teaming up with the Emergency Foodshelf Network to help stock shelves for those in need. The organization says the donations are needed even more during the summer months to help children who are out of school for the summer and don’t have access to a school lunch program.

Wildfire Causing Hazy Sky in Twin Cities

Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington State has been growing rapidly and burning in new directions.

The winds have also carried smoke from the fire across the county. The result is a foggy haze, which could be seen in the Minnesota sky over the weekend.