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'Vote Shaming' Tells Neighbors Who Votes, Who Doesn't

A letter could show up in your mailbox any day now, essentially letting you know that you've got a choice: vote or be prepared to explain to your neighbors why you didn't.

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Another Evaluation Ordered for Man in Oakdale Boy's Death

A man accused of killing a 9-year-old Oakdale boy while randomly shooting at traffic will get another mental evaluation.
A judge on Friday granted a defense request for another medical review of Nanh Lap Tran. He is charged with killing fourth-grader Devin Aryal as the boy rode home from day care with his mother in February 2013.

Rare Friday Halloween Inspires Big Party Night, Law Enforcement Prepares

It's the perfect storm for people who delight in being scared. The last time Halloween fell on a Friday was 2008, and you can bet it means more people will be out enjoying the fun.

After the younger kids go to bed, some of those bigger kids plan to come downtown to celebrate, maybe at First Avenue's costume contest.

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

I-494 just south of Rockford Road - Photo: Screenshot/Google Earth

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.