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'Operation Exile' Results in At Least 65 Arrests of Heroin Distributors

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At least 65 people suspected of selling heroin were arrested or charged Thursday in Minnesota, following a drug trafficking investigation dubbed “Operation Exile”, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Lexington in St. Paul Gets New Life

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An iconic St. Paul restaurant is ready for some new life with new owners.

On Thursday, Mayor Chris Coleman introduced the new team that'll take over The Lexington.

The owners of Smack Shack and the former executive chef from Butcher and the Boar bought the old St. Paul supper club.

Demolition of the Metrodome Complete Weeks Ahead of Schedule

It's gone. As of Thursday, the Metrodome is no more.

Truckload number 4,910 was hauled away from the site to a recycling plant in Little Canada carrying the last of the Dome's debris.

Demolition contractor Frattalone Companies reports the project was completed in just over nine weeks, which is four weeks ahead of schedule.  They company logged 15,800 hours.

Xcel Energy Center Prepares for Playoff Hockey

The Wild will host the Colorado Avalanche for Game 3 on Monday and Game 4 on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. - Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell

While the Minnesota Wild prepared for its first Stanley Cup Playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, crews worked to put up playoff signage for when the Xcel Energy Center is the site for Game 3 and Game 4 on Monday and Thursday next week.

The Wild placed a large sign on the west side of the ice arena and decorated street lights with playoff-themed banners.

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ALDI Holds Hiring Events to Fill Positions in 8 Minn. Cities

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Looking for a new job? Low-price grocery store ALDI is hosting hiring events Thursday for more than two dozen positions.

Mpls. Man Sues 4 Roseville Officers for Excessive Force, False Arrest

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A Minneapolis man has filed a lawsuit against four Roseville Police officers.

In the suit, Victor Yair Hernandez-Rivera, 25, claims the officers used excessive force and had a false arrest. Hernandez was a passenger in a car that was speeding last May. The driver pulled over, jumped out of the car and ran.

Former Schmidt Brewery Finds New Life as Artist Community

After years of being vacant, artists are bringing new life to the former Schmidt Brewery in Saint Paul.

Artist Lofts in the bottle house are filled and about 130 apartments opening next month in the Brew House are 90 percent leased.