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Rosemount Police: 4 Special Needs Kids Found Living in Fly-Infested House

Thirty-eight-year-old Ramona Murphy - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Four special needs children have been placed in foster care after Rosemount police executed a search warrant of a home belonging to a registered sex offender and his wife and say they found unsanitary conditions.

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Salvation Army to Distribute Donated Coats to Children in Need

The Salvation Army on Thursday will distribute more than 8,000 coats that were donated during this year's Coats for Kids drive.

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., volunteers will hand out coats at 11 locations on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out.

Twin Cities Bus Plan Would Expand Service by 2030

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Metro Transit wants to expand Twin Cities-area bus services over the next 10 to 15 years with improvements that would cost $72.3 million a year.
    

Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

Have you heard scratching in your walls? Or seen evidence of droppings in your cupboards? You're not alone.

Mouse infestations are climbing in the Twin Cities, in fact one expert tells KSTP, they're up 40 percent.

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Former Burnsville Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Stealing Narcotics

A former pharmacist in Burnsville has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of doses of prescription painkillers over two years.
    
The U.S. Attorney's office says 37-year-old Anissa Shores pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
    

Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

More DWI patrols will be out this Halloween not only because it’s a holiday, but also because it falls on a Friday.

From 2010 to 2012, more than 88,000 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. More than 67,000 of those arrests were made in the top 25 counties for DWI arrests.

The counties with extra patrols are list below, and ranked in order:

Complaint: Man Running from Police Hid in Farmington Corn Field

Lonnie Paul Kehren - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A 56-year-old man has been charged Tuesday with a felony after allegedly trying to hide from officers in a Farmington corn field.

Authorities say the incident started at 140th Street and Cedar Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.