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AAA Report Shows Decline in Gas Prices from 2013

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Gas prices are on the decline in the Twin Cities, according to a recent report.

AAA Minnesota says our average is now at $3.38 a gallon, which is down nearly 20 cents from a year ago. The state was averaging $3.56 last year.

AAA spokesman Garrison McCurtey says this is good news, because it gives Minnesotans an opportunity to travel more.

Fines to Increase for those Caught Speeding in Minn. Construction Zones

The penalty for speeding in construction zones on Minnesota roads will ramp up this week.

Starting Friday, drivers caught speeding in work zones will face a $300 fine, in addition to speeding ticket charges. It's part of a new law approved in this year's legislative session.

Cone Zone: Construction Projects Kicking Off This Week

There are a number of construction projects kicking off this week and many of them will have a major impact on your drive.

Highway 169 Southbound is reopening in Edina. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the roadway will open from Highway 62 to Valleyview Road early Monday morning.

Carver Co. Considers New Way to Keep Aquatic Invasive Species From Spreading

Carver County is considering a creative new approach to keep aquatic invasive species out of its lakes; all 115 of them.

This week, the county board proposed the idea of a single location for all boat inspections. Some call the idea innovative, others say it's inconvenient.

Weekend Box Office: 'Hercules' and 'Lucy'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend.

Cone Zone: Lane Closures will Snarl Traffic in South Metro this Weekend

Lane closures in the south metro are bound to snarl traffic this weekend.

Interstate 494 eastbound from Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul to Maxwell Avenue in Newport will be reduced to two lanes from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Expect to find the biggest delays on Saturday.

Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.