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Mosquito Control Helicopters Begin Treating Problem Sites in Metro

Before mosquitos have time to hatch, help is on the way for Minnesotans.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District began helicopter treatments on Tuesday. The state is home to over 50 different mosquito species. The helicopters will treat around 1,500 acres of large breeding sites to prevent larvae from growing into biting adults.

SouthWest Transit Gives Seedlings to Riders on Earth Day

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SouthWest Transit will be giving out free White Spruce seedlings to riders in celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday.

The seedlings will be given at four stations: Highway 212 and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Highway 212 and Highway 101 in Chanhassen, 500 Market St. in Chanhassen, and Highway 212 and Highway 41 in Chaska.

Chanhassen-Based Lifetime Fitness Expands into California

A Chanhassen-based fitness company has decided to expand into California with a 128,000 square foot total lifestyle center.

Life Time Fitness Inc. has several locations throughout the Twin Cities, with 24 locations total in Minnesota. Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel will be the company's 110th location in the U.S. and Canada, the company announced Monday.

Met Council Seeks Public Input for Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Council is updating the Twin Cities' long-range Transportation Policy Plan to accommodate an expected population increase and it's asking for residents to give their input.

Chanhassen Looks to Fill Vacancy on Planning Commission

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The City of Chanhassen is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that makes recommendations regarding site plans, subdivisions, special use permits, land use, and zoning regulations.

Waconia Township Couple Found Dead in Murder-Suicide

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A man and a woman in their 60s who were found dead at their home in Waconia Township on Tuesday have been identified.

According to the Carver County Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Beverly Gongoll and 62-year-old Kenneth Gongoll died in a murder-suicide.

Kenneth Gongoll first shot and killed Beverly before killing himself, according to authorities.

Signs of Spring: Warmest Day in 6 Months

Swans on some open water near Bemidji - Photo: Courtesy of Ranae Breyen

It was the warmest day in Minnesota in six months on Wednesday.

We hit 70 degrees Wednesday afternoon. KSTP.com meteorologist Dave Dahl says the last time we saw temperatures that high was back on Oct. 11.