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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.

Mall of America Hosts South Metro Job Fair

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If you’re looking for a new job, you can head to Mall of America on Wednesday.

The mega mall is hosting the South Metro Job Fair. Nearly 50 companies are looking to hire in fields ranging from banking to health care.

INTERVIEW: Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Events

For many Christians, this is the season in which to observe Lent leading up to Easter.

One charity is using this time to focus on helping to feed others.

Mark Crea from Feed My Starving Children stopped by KSTP to talk about several food packing events coming up during this religious season.

308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

Minnesota Farmers Intend to Plant More Soybeans

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A government report says Minnesota farmers plan to plant more soybeans in 2014 but the same amount of corn as last year.