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Act on Alzheimer's Helps Families Cope Through Community

Across Minnesota, more than 94,000 people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. Thirty-two cities have access to the group, Act on Alzheimer's. In Roseville, the group is reaching out to businesses to train employees on what to do if someone with dementia is asking for help or maybe just lost in the store.

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Salvation Army to Distribute Donated Coats to Children in Need

The Salvation Army on Thursday will distribute more than 8,000 coats that were donated during this year's Coats for Kids drive.

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., volunteers will hand out coats at 11 locations on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out.

Police: Man Falls 40 Feet During St. Paul Chase

Interstate 94 at Wabasha Street in St. Paul - Photo: Google Maps

St. Paul police say a man has survived a 40-foot fall onto a highway after he jumped off a retaining wall during a chase with officers.
    
St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says the man was taken to a hospital Wednesday with injuries sustained in the fall that weren't life threatening. He said the suspect would be kept overnight.

Twin Cities Bus Plan Would Expand Service by 2030

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Metro Transit wants to expand Twin Cities-area bus services over the next 10 to 15 years with improvements that would cost $72.3 million a year.
    

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Prisoners' Religious Rights at Center of Lawsuit, Minn. State Policy Change

Should a prisoner be allowed to grow a beard? Or wear a yarmulke? Or a Muslim headscarf?

They're questions that are currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. And now, the state of Minnesota is being sued over its policy, even after it was pressured into a key change a few weeks ago.

St. Paul Skateboarders Celebrate Redesigned Skate Park Opening

The city of St. Paul and skateboarders celebrated the grand opening of its newly redesigned skate park on Wednesday.

The revamped Front Skate Park in the North End neighborhood was funded by the neighborhood’s Sales Tax Revitalization, or STAR, with $350,000.

The city will take the old equipment to Arlington Arkwright Park next spring.

Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

Have you heard scratching in your walls? Or seen evidence of droppings in your cupboards? You're not alone.

Mouse infestations are climbing in the Twin Cities, in fact one expert tells KSTP, they're up 40 percent.