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5 Counties Urge Met Council to Reconsider 2040 Transportation Plan

Commissioners representing five Twin Cities metro counties expressed their concerns about the Metropolitan Council’s policy plans at a meeting Monday night.

More than 25 county commissioners and administrators met with Met Council members at Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

Body Found Behind American Legion in Rosemount

A body was found Monday afternoon behind an American Legion building in Rosemount.

Police say the body was discovered around 12:15 p.m. near Burma Avenue.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

No further information is available at this time.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the body and the cause of death.

Mendota Heights Police Hold Event for Fallen Officer's Family

The Mendota Heights Police Department is holding a big fundraiser in honor of their fallen brother in blue, Officer Scott Patrick.

The fundraiser is called, “Stand Up for Scott.” It’s being held Saturday at Moose Country on Highway 13 in Lilydale. There will be live music, food and drinks. The event runs until 10 p.m.

Layoffs Looming at Minnesota Zoo

Employees at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley will face a round of layoffs following a slow summer.

Officials at the zoo say the number of jobs cuts is not known right now, but plans are expected to be finalized in October.

Dive Teams Investigate Report of Car in Mississippi River in Lilydale

Dive teams were in the Mississippi River in Lilydale Thursday night after a report of a vehicle going in, according to police.

Around 10 p.m., a rescue team entered the water near Pool and Yacht Club, located on the 600 block of Lilydale Road, to see if anyone was inside the car.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Customers Complain Apple Valley Business Charged Cards Without Consent

The Minnesota Better Business Bureau, along with the Attorney General's office,  are looking into a small, locally-owned firm accused of charging customers’ credit cards without their consent.

Lakeville Fireplace Manufacturer Recalls Fireplaces

Heat and Glo Gas Insert - Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Lakeville-based Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, because there’s a risk of gas leaking and a fire hazard.