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Remember to Set your Clocks Back this Weekend

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

Cone Zone: Lane Closures to Slow Weekend Traffic in East, West Metro

I-494 just south of Rockford Road - Photo: Screenshot/Google Earth

There will be some lane closures impacting traffic in the Twin Cities this weekend.

The roadway will be down to one lane on Interstate 494 northbound from Rockford Road in Plymouth to Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove starting at 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday.

Motorists can expect to see intermittent lane restrictions along I-494 through the month of November.

Spooky Farmington Attraction Helps Feed Families

It seems like every neighborhood has that one house which goes a little overboard for Halloween.

In Farmington, one home on an unassuming cul-de-sac is a yearly attraction, and it's for a good cause. For more than a decade now, neighbors have transformed the home into a good place to get scared – The Redrum Hotel.

Salvation Army Hands Out 8,000 Coats for Kids

Thousands of local kids on Thursday got ready for the possibly long and cold winter ahead of us. The Salvation Army gave out 8,000 coats during this year's Coats For Kids Drive. And this week, with our cooler weather, it happened at the perfect time and makes a big difference to families in need.

Fire Marshal: Replace Batteries in CO, Smoke Detectors this Weekend

This year when we are all turning our clocks back over the weekend, State Fire Marshal Bruce West is urging Minnesotans to put fresh batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, fire alarms need to be checked monthly and batteries changed at least once a year. The alarms should be replaced after 10 years.

Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

Have you heard scratching in your walls? Or seen evidence of droppings in your cupboards? You're not alone.

Mouse infestations are climbing in the Twin Cities, in fact one expert tells KSTP, they're up 40 percent.

Former Burnsville Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Stealing Narcotics

A former pharmacist in Burnsville has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of doses of prescription painkillers over two years.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 37-year-old Anissa Shores pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.