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Fire Damages Roof of Inver Grove Heights Elementary School

A fire broke out on the roof of an Inver Grove Heights elementary school Monday night.

Firefighters were called to Pine Bend Elementary School on the 9800 block of Inver Grove Trail around 8:43 p.m. on a report of smoke. When crews arrived on the scene, they confirmed there was a fire on the roof.

Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.

9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.

No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done

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Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.

Wildfire Causing Hazy Sky in Twin Cities

Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington State has been growing rapidly and burning in new directions.

The winds have also carried smoke from the fire across the county. The result is a foggy haze, which could be seen in the Minnesota sky over the weekend.

Cone Zone Report: I-494 Project in Plymouth Begins Monday

Exciting news for drivers in the Twin Cities' west metro.

A project that adds a third lane to Interstate 494 from the Fish Lake Interchange to Highway 55 begins Monday.

During the first phase of the project, motorists can expect nighttime and weekend lane closures. On Monday, crews will begin working near the County Road 47 and Schmidt Lake Road bridges in Plymouth.

INTERVIEW: Become a Minnesota State Trooper

If you're looking for a new career and you want something exciting and challenging, how about becoming a Minnesota State trooper?

The state patrol is currently looking for some new candidates to join the team.

KSTP sat down with Captain Lori Hodapp to talk about who the state patrol looking for and to tell us all about the perks of the job.