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Minn. Judge Pleads Guilty to DWI, Seeks Retirement

A Dakota County judge has pleaded guilty to DWI after his Christmas Eve arrest in St. Paul.
    
Judge Michael Sovis of Apple Valley pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree driving under the influence. Another DWI count was dismissed.
    

Washington Co. Residents Give High Rating to Quality of Life in County Survey

Ninety-five percent of respondents in a county-wide survey rated the quality of life in Washington County as excellent or good.

The survey was conducted in five different Minnesota counties - Washington, Dakota, Olmsted, Scott and St. Louis - by the National Research Center by mail in February. 

Appliance, Electronics Recycle Drop-Off in Burnsville

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Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting spring cleaning events during "I Love Burnsville Week."

An appliance and electronics drop-off is scheduled for June 1. Discounted curbside collection will be available June 3-15.

Farmington Day Care Provider Charged in Death of Baby Boy

A Farmington day care provider has been charged in connection with the death of a 3-month-old boy.

South St. Paul School Levy Passes

Voters in South Saint Paul approved a plan to spend millions of dollars on improving local schools.
     
The $26-million bond will fund upgrades and repairs to classrooms, expand two elementary schools and pay for new technology and security measures.
     

Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Policy Questioned

A popular program that provides homes for those who need it most is under scrutiny because of how it decides who gets a house.

Habitat for Humanity has helped 900 low-income Minnesotans become homeowners. 

Answers: Why Are Minn. Gas Prices So High?

Gas prices in Minnesota continue to be sky high. AAA says the average price is $4.26 a gallon.

Why are we paying so much for gas this spring only second to Hawaii?

Gas Buddy Expert Tom Kloza tells KSTP the high prices are due to refining and logistics.