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Neighbors say Hastings Park has Become a Swamp

Some in Hastings call it a smelly, mosquito-filled mess, instead of a park.

People living near Conzemius Park say it's more like a swamp.  Standing water continues to build up and neighbors say it's become a real hazard.

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City of Farmington, Rep. Garofalo Push for Special Session

State and city officials from Farmington, including State Rep. Pat Garofalo made a push for the special session in St. Paul Thursdays. - Photo: Minnesota House of Representatives

The city of Farmington wants to host a special session this summer, if the legislature declares one.

State and city officials from Farmington, including State Rep. Pat Garofalo made a push for the special session in St. Paul Thursday.

He says with the capitol undergoing construction, this would be a perfect time to let Farmington share its resources.

INTERVIEW: Weekend Events in the Metro

Lakefront Music Fest 2013 - Photo: www.lakefrontmusicfest.com

There are a lot of fun events happening in the Twin Cities over the weekend.

The Lakefront Music Fest is happening Friday and Saturday in Prior Lake. There are some bigger names performing, including Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray and Trace Adkins.

Hwy. 61 Lane Closures Planned Thursday to Test Anti-Icing System

Winter is months away, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is shutting down some lanes of Highway 61 in Hastings to test the anti-icing system Thursday.

Expect lane closures on the highway between Fourth Street and Highway 10 throughout the day. The southbound lane will close between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The northbound lane will close between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Rosemount City Council Approves New Police Chief

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The Rosemount Police Department has a new chief.

The Rosemount City Council approved Mitchell Scott as the Chief of the Rosemount Police Department on Tuesday night. He was one of three finalists for the job.

Scott is a captain with the Apple Valley Police Department right now. In August, he will replace Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner.

Minnesota Zoo Welcomes 5 Rescued Wolf Pups

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The Minnesota Zoo is giving 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS a first look at wolf pups that arrived on Tuesday.

Ribbon Cutting Set for New Rosemount Splash Pad Next Week

This is a rendering of the splash pad set to open next week. - Photo: The City of Rosemount

The city of Rosemount is celebrating summer by giving kids a new way to cool off in the sun.

The city will host a ribbon-cutting event for its new splash pad at Central Park on Monday at 6 p.m.