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Remember to Set your Clocks Back this Weekend

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

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Minn. Governor's Residence Hosts Trick-or-Treaters

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The governor's residence in St. Paul will be open to ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treating.
Gov. Mark Dayton says the gates of the governor's residence on Summit Avenue will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and several local companies have donated goodies for the kids.

Police: Maplewood Man Had 23 Grams of Meth in Truck

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A Maplewood man was arrested after Columbia Heights police say they found 23 grams of meth in his truck.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer saw a pickup truck leave the parking lot of the Starlite Hotel around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. The officer says the driver didn’t properly signal and nearly ran a stop sign.

Cone Zone: Lane Closures to Slow Weekend Traffic in East, West Metro

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There will be some lane closures impacting traffic in the Twin Cities this weekend.

The roadway will be down to one lane on Interstate 494 northbound from Rockford Road in Plymouth to Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove starting at 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday.

Motorists can expect to see intermittent lane restrictions along I-494 through the month of November.

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Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

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More DWI patrols will be out this Halloween not only because it’s a holiday, but also because it falls on a Friday.

From 2010 to 2012, more than 88,000 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. More than 67,000 of those arrests were made in the top 25 counties for DWI arrests.

The counties with extra patrols are list below, and ranked in order:

Police: St. Paul Driver Hits Bicyclist While Drunk

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Authorities have charged a St. Paul woman with who they say hit a bicyclist with her SUV while drunk.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 30-year-old Ronisha Mae Johnson was charged Thursday with felony criminal vehicular operation. Authorities say the 52-year-old male victim spent a week in a hospital with substantial injuries after the Sept. 21 crash.

Salvation Army Hands Out 8,000 Coats for Kids

Thousands of local kids on Thursday got ready for the possibly long and cold winter ahead of us. The Salvation Army gave out 8,000 coats during this year's Coats For Kids Drive. And this week, with our cooler weather, it happened at the perfect time and makes a big difference to families in need.