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National Program Leads to Extra Traffic Enforcement in Eagan

An Eagan traffic enforcement unit - Photo: Website/City of Eagan

Those who drive in Eagan may have noticed an increase in traffic enforcement.

Charges Possible after 9-Year-Old Boy Found Wandering Near Eagan Bar

Charges could come against the parents of a 9-year-old boy who was found wandering around a bar late Friday night in Eagan.

The boy told investigators he was left home alone for more than an hour while his parents went to go drink, police said. 

Police were called to Casper's Cherokee bar and restaurant shortly before midnight.

Burning Restrictions Begin Monday Across the State

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As all of the snow and ice begins to melt, the fire danger is expected to increase. Because of this, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

Book, Movie to Document Minn. Version of Titanic

Lake Pepin - Photo: Minnesota DNR

A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy, in which 98 people died in 1890 when the ship flipped over on Lake Pepin.
    
A Rochester Post-Bulletin report says the documentary makers are both history lovers. They say they want to raise awareness about the ill-fated ship that has come to be known as Minnesota's Titanic.

DNR Stocks Vermillion River Ahead of Stream Trout Opener

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Fishers casting their lines into the Vermillion River in Farmington for the stream trout season opener Saturday will find it fully stocked.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent the day filling it with 1,000 rainbow trout on Friday ahead of the fishing opener.

The fish going into the stream were raised at a hatchery in Lanesboro, Minn.

Authorities Search for Man Missing from Northfield

Christopher Nevin, 44, left his home on foot Saturday, April 5, 2014 and hs been reported missing. - Photo: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Northfield Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who went missing from his home Saturday.

According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Christopher Nevin, 44, left his home on foot, leaving behind his cellphone and wedding band. He has not made contact with family or friends.

Hwy 61 Reduced to 1 Lane in Each Direction near Hastings Bridge Friday

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Construction work near the Hastings Bridge starts Friday morning, and could cause some delays.

Highway 61 will be down to a single lane in both directions, from the north side of the Mississippi River to just south of the Highway 10 intersection. The lane closures will be between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.