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Public Meetings to be Held on Funding for Residents Affected by June Flooding

Flooding in Prior Lake - Photo: KSTP/File

For residents affected by flooding this June, help may be in sight.

Those who live in Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Wright counties may be eligible for state loans up to $70,000.

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New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

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Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

Minnesota Gas Prices Down from Last Year

Gas prices in Minnesota are lower than they were during the Labor Day weekend last year, and analysts say they could fall even further heading into the fall.
The Star Tribune reports that in the Twin Cities, the average gas price was $3.36 per gallon on Friday. That's 20 cents less than last year.

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona. Foss was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed on Aug. 31, 2000.

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Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

Wright County Sheriff's Office Asks Public for Help Finding Missing Man

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information about a man who has not been seen since Friday, Aug. 22.

Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Michael Rossing was reported missing on Tuesday.

Minnesota Pheasant Harvest Drops

Mongolian ringneck-type common pheasant  - Photo: Wikipedia.com

The number of pheasant hunters in Minnesota plunged last year along with the ringneck harvest.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says only 62,000 pheasant hunters took to the fields last fall, and they bagged only 169,000 roosters.