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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.

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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.

INTERVIEW: Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Events

For many Christians, this is the season in which to observe Lent leading up to Easter.

One charity is using this time to focus on helping to feed others.

Mark Crea from Feed My Starving Children stopped by KSTP to talk about several food packing events coming up during this religious season.

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Gander Mountain to Give Away 50,000 Trigger Locks for Safety Campaign

As part of a firearms responsibility campaign, Gander Mountain is giving away free trigger locks at Twin Cities metro stores.

The locks will work on any kind of gun, the St. Paul-based company said. In order to receive a trigger lock, you must sign a pledge to secure your firearms.

308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

Apple Valley Woman Charged in Deadly Crash

A 29-year-old Apple Valley woman was charged Wednesday in a deadly crash that occurred last April.

Amanda Schlachter was charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and three counts of criminal vehicular operation in the crash, which resulted in the death of James Sundboom.