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Lakeville Fireplace Manufacturer Recalls Fireplaces

Heat and Glo Gas Insert - Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Lakeville-based Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, because there’s a risk of gas leaking and a fire hazard.

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New Hope, Lakeville Move Forward with Hy-Vee Grocery Store

Both Lakeville and New Hope residents will see a new grocery store in their cities.

Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest nearly Complete

Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Minnesota farmers had 5.4 days suitable for field work last week, and that brought the small grains harvest to near completion.

Open House Discusses Bike and Walkway Project in Dakota County

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Community members can attend an open house in Dakota County to review a new bike and walkway project.

The county has secured $2.9 million in federal funds for the County Road 42 Bikeway/Walkway Connection Project. The trails will be created along County Road 42, and the project will remove travel barriers at Interstate 35E to connect the bike and walkways.

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Blue Line Train Service Restored after Weekend Derailment

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Blue Line light rail service has been restored between Terminal 2-Humphrey and the Mall of America after a train went off the tracks this weekend, Metro Transit officials announced Monday morning.

Impact of Early Frost in Minn. Varies from Field to Field

Early frost a week ago has some farmers in southern Minnesota worried about this fall's harvest - which they were hoping to delay after a late spring thaw.
The Mankato Free Press reports the impact of the frost has been different from field to field. The farms that saw the most impact are in Sibley and Le Sueur counties.

INTERVIEW: Stop Seasonal Bugs from Invading Your Home

Fall is here and boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, along with other seasonal invaders, might start showing up in and around your home.

And it's not just the sight of the bugs that might make you squirm. Lady beetles can be a source of allergic reactions that range from sneezing to asthma depending on the individual's sensitivity.