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Community Members Asked to Help Record Lake 'Ice-Off' Dates

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It’s a sign that our brutal winter may finally be coming to an end – the spring thaw is here, and ice is starting to disappear from local lakes.

To help track climate trends and keep accurate records, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking community members to document when the ice disappears from lakes, or the ice-off data.

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Powerlifting Event in Rosemount Raises Money for Kids with Cancer

A Twin Cities organization has tapped into powerlifting as a way to fight cancer.

Participants and spectators showed up on Saturday to Valley Christian Church in Rosemount to see the sport in action.

INTERVIEW: Farm Babies Coming to MN Zoo

Hopefully April will bring more flowers than showers so that we have some time to get outside - and maybe go to the zoo?

The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley is hosting one big event going on the whole month of April. Farm babies will be on display throughout the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KSTP sat down with Dawn Walker, a farm zoologist, to discuss the details.

Hastings Bridge Repairs Won't Cost Minn. Taxpayers

The concrete surface of the Hastings Bridge railing is starting to flake or scale, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation says it’s nothing to worry about.

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Mpls. Officials Celebrate First Green Home Sale

A photo during the construction of a green home located 3853 Sheridan Ave.  - Photo: Lindsay Rose

Minneapolis city officials celebrated the first sale of a group of green homes Friday afternoon.

Hampton Man Sentenced in 2012 Fatal Crash

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A Hampton, Minn., man was sentenced to one year in jail, 10 years probation and fined $700 for a fatal crash in November 2013, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

Forbes Ranks Eagan as 'Top Suburb for Retirement'

A band plays at the Eagan Market Fest last summer. - Photo: Facebook/Rick Graves

A Dakota County city has been listed as one of the top suburbs in the country for retirement by Forbes Magazine.

In Friday's report, "Best 25 Suburbs for Retirement in 2014", Forbes ranked Eagan as one of the top suburbs across the U.S.