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Crop Insurance Rule Causing Confusion for Some

Some Upper Midwest farmers are worried they won't qualify for crop insurance on land they couldn't plant because it was too wet.

South Metro Cities Unveil Fire Training Facility

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Four cities in Dakota County are unveiling a new fire training facility.

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Lakeville and Eagan built a $2 million training center at Cliff Road in Burnsville. The building mimics a large commercial and residential building - like those found in the south metro.

The cities bought the facility together.


SSP 'Fill the Backpack Campaign' Begins Aug. 6

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The South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force will kick off the 13th annual Fill the Backpack Campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The campaign benefits students in need at the South St. Paul elementary and secondary schools. Last year, more than 200 backpacks were filled for area students. The task force is hoping to fill 200 backpacks again this year.

INTERVIEW: Compression-Only CPR

The American Heart Association (AHA) wants to let everyone know about compression only CPR practices.

Using the hit disco song, "Stayin' Alive," the AHA is teaching people about the compression only method. By placing your hands in the middle of the person's chest and pressing firmly in an even rhythm to "Stayin' Alive," you can provide CPR.

Man Convicted of Assaulting Inver Grove Heights Police Officer

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A 41-year-old West St. Paul man accused of shooting at an Inver Grove Heights police officer has been found guilty of assault.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom says Justin Thadeus Amick was found guilty late Wednesday of one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and ineligible person in possession of a firearm - all felonies.

South St. Paul's Night to Unite Set for August 6

The City of South St. Paul is inviting all neighborhoods to join others across the state for Minnesota's Annual Night to Unite on August 6.

South St. Paul Man Who Died in Crash Identified

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Authorities have identified a 72-year-old man who died in a two-vehicle crash last weekend in St. Croix County, Wis.

John Alfred Burnside, of South St. Paul, died in a crash shortly before 1:50 p.m. Sunday, July 14, on County Trunk Highway T at the Interstate 94 eastbound exit ramp in the town of Pleasant Valley, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.