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Buck Hill 'Fine Tunes' Terrain with Bluetooth Snow Guns

Bluetooth-operated snow gun runs at Buck Hill - Photo: KSTP/Jamie Ries

It is not unusual for Buck Hill, or other ski slopes, to get new snow guns. After all, Buck Hill gets them every season. But this time, neither human nor machine will operate snow guns at the Burnsville slopes.  

Instead, a Bluetooth remote will do the trick. And workers got to try them out for the first time Tuesday, once the first snow storm of the season died down. 

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Minnesota Lawmakers Honor Veterans at Ceremony

A flag stands with a wreath at a grave at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Veterans Day. - Photo: AP/Jim Mone

Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are pledging their continued support for military veterans.
The lawmakers spoke Tuesday at the state's official Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights.

Semi Crash Involving Trooper, Rogers Police Caught on Camera

Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen looks at the damage to the SUV.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

A crash in Rogers involving a Minnesota State Trooper and a Rogers police officer was caught on camera overnight.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94, just east of Highway 101. Officials say the trooper and officer were responding to a jackknifed semi when another semi hit their squad cars. They say the road was glare ice at the time of the accident.

Lakeville Officials Warn Parents of New, LSD-Like Drug

A form of N-Bomb. - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

School and police officials in Lakeville are warning parents about a new hallucinogenic drug gaining popularity with Minnesota students.

"We have recently become aware of the presence of a drug with the street name 'N-Bomb' being used and distributed in Minnesota high schools," the school district said in an email sent to parents last week.

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Winter Weather is Here: Very Cold Air Expected this Week

Photo: AP/Seth Perlman, File -

Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says Minnesotans can expect another light coating of snow Tuesday in addition to Monday’s snowfall, although only about ½ inch is expected across the Twin Cities metro area now.

MnDOT Works Around the Clock to Ease Tuesday Commute

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has had plows and salt trucks running around the clock to deal with the accumulating snow around the state.

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Minnesotans Dig Out after Winter Storm; Cold Weather Settles in

Snow amounts from Monday's storm varied greatly across the Twin Cities.

Some Minnesotans used snowblowers to clear their drive while others only needed a broom or shovel.

Sue Leonard got only about an inch of snow at her Burnsville home.