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DNR Expands Trout Fishing along Vermilion River

With Minnesota's stream trout opener coming up on Saturday, fisheries officials say new opportunities have opened up in the Twin Cities metro area.
    
Land acquisitions by the Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County will give anglers nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore along the Vermillion River.
    

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Hwy. 61 to be Reduced to 1 Lane North of Hastings Bridge

The new Hastings River Bridge - Photo: Website/MnDOT

Motorists who travel on Highway 61 on the Hastings River Bridge will encounter traffic delays on the north end on Friday.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions from the bridge to just south of Highway 10 beginning at 7 a.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Lanes will reopen the same day at 7 p.m.

Dakota Co. Awards 4 for Public Health Achievement

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will present four Public Health Achievement Awards at a meeting on Tuesday night.

The awards are part of National Public Health Week.

Attorney Accused of Setting Girlfriend on Fire

Sixty-year-old David Gherity - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A Minnesota attorney is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in his Burnsville condominium.
    
Sixty-year-old David Gherity is charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree arson.
    

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Test Results: Hastings Bridge is Safe Despite Deterioration

Test results confirm the deteriorating appearance of the new Hastings Bridge is a visual, but not structural, concern.

Authorities Ask for Help to ID Woman's Body Found in Rural Dakota Co. Woods

The woman was wearing earings (pictures above) and has a vine-shaped tattoo across her lower back. - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are asking for help identifying a body of a woman found Saturday evening in Ravenna Township.

The woman, who is thought to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was found around 5:30 p.m. in a wooded area at 175th and Presley Circle in rural Dakota County by the property owner, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

2 Twin Cities Area School Districts Get Millions to Promote Career Education

President Barack Obama smiles while speaking at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., on Monday. - Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

A pair of school districts in the Twin Cities are the recipients of millions of dollars in national grants to promote career education for students, President Barack Obama announced Monday.