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Rosemount Refinery Agrees on Upgrades to Cut Air Pollution

A south metro oil refinery has agreed to upgrade its systems to cut down on air pollution.

Flint Hills Resources reached an agreement to put in new energy efficiency and monitoring safeguards at its Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount. The changes are expected to cut about 52,000 tons worth of greenhouse gases.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled to Begin

The City of Hastings Public Works and Fire Department crews plan to start flushing the city’s hundreds of fire hydrants starting early next week.

They plan to start tackling the project in the northwestern part of the city near West 4th Street and work southeasterly from there.

Environmentalists Reach Deal with Minn. Refinery to Cut Pollution<br />

Environmental groups have reached an agreement with Flint Hills Resources to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution from its planned upgrade at Minnesota's largest oil refinery.

Police Investigate Human Remains Found in Burnsville Park

Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains that were found in a Burnsville park.

Police reported Sunday that a man was walking with his dog through Murphy Hanrahan Park on Saturday when he found the remains.

Weather Forces Street Sweeping Delay














Mother Nature is forcing city crews in Cottage Grove to put some maintenance on hold for now.

Mail Truck Crashes Overnight in Mendota Heights

Slick roads caused a mail truck to slide off an icy ramp in Mendota Heights Monday morning.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on I-35E just north of I-494. 

The truck slid into the ditch and ended up in some trees. 

At this point it's unclear if anyone was injured.

The ramp was shut down for hours until crews pulled the mail truck out.

Seats Available on Burnsville City Committees

The Burnsville City Council is seeking residents interested in serving on city advisory commissions and committees.

All terms begin July 1, 2013. Positions are open to Burnsville residents ages 18 and older.

Youth commission appointments are open to any Burnsville resident that will be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2013.