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Blood Moon Eclipse Visible in Twin Cities Metro

Blood moon photo taken in Champlin. - Photo: Joel Bakker

Minnesotans who woke up early Wednesday morning were treated to a rare lunar eclipse.

Starting around 5:25 a.m., the full moon was obscured by Earth's shadow. It was a total lunar eclipse – except this time, the moon had a red tint because sunrises and sunsets around the Earth reflected off its surface. This is known as a blood moon.

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Light Rail Shut Down after Man Found Walking in Tunnel

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A Metro Transit light rail line was shut down overnight after a man was found walking in the tunnel that runs between the Fort Snelling Station and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Metro Transit Police were called around 5 a.m. Tuesday regarding the man in the tunnel. After a search, officers found the man and arrested him for trespassing.

8 Indicted for North Mpls. Heroin Trafficking Operation

Several members of a North Minneapolis-based heroin trafficking organization called "The Crew" have been indicted after a lengthy investigation, officials announced Monday.

Eight members were charged for conspiring to distribute heroin in Minneapolis from January 2012 through this September.

Rosemount Uses Goats Again to Get Rid of Invasive Plants

For the second year in a row a group of hungry goats is helping get rid of an invasive species in Rosemount.

Sixty goats were let loose Monday at the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery to eat the unwanted buckthorn brush growing in the area.

Using the goats helps reduce the amount of work people have to do by hand which saves money, according to city officials.

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Officials Ask for Help ID'ing Body Found in Rosemount

Officials say the man had a leather jacket similar to the one pictured above. - Photo provided by Hennepin County Medical Examiner

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found behind an American Legion in Rosemount.

Police say the body was discovered on Sept. 29 near Burma Avenue on Canadian Pacific property.

Wild Release Bryzgalov from Tryout; Almond, Veilleux on Waivers

The Minnesota Wild have released goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from a tryout and placed two defensemen on waivers, the team announced Monday.

The team has reduced its roster to 24 players ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Colorado Avalanche.

St. Paul Man Accused of Flushing Nails Down Toilets at Eagan Businesses

Nicholas Mullenmaster - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A 38-year-old St. Paul man is accused of flushing several pounds of nails down toilets at various businesses in Eagan. One of the incidents forced a Starbucks Coffee store to temporarily close while repairs were made.