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MnDOT Warning of Dangerous Ice Conditions on River by New St. Croix Bridge

There is a warning from the Minnesota Department of Transportation of dangerous ice conditions by the new Saint Croix Bridge near Stillwater.

A tug boat is breaking ice allowing crews to continue work on the new river crossing during the winter.

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Forest Lake Man Charged after Allegedly Beating Woman with Hammer

Justin Cardinal - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A 33-year-old man has been charged Friday with assault after allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a hammer.

Justin Cardinal of Forest Lake was captured Thursday after an extensive search by land and air in Anoka County.

South Washington County Schools Expansion Plan Raises Concerns with Special Needs Program

School board members in the Washington County School District unanimously approved a $170-million expansion plan Thursday night, paving the way for a bond referendum to be voted on in Nov. 2015. Before the pricey plan was reviewed and approved, parents of students with autism voiced concerns about changes to the district's special needs program.

Washington Co. Hosts Forum on Preventing Opiate Addiction

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Washington County residents can attend two public forums to learn about how to stop opiate addiction in its tracks.

The forums are free and open to parents, youth workers, teachers and other adults who are concerned about substance abuse in the community.

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Minnesota Firearms Hunters Register 102,000 Deer

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Minnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season.
    
The Department of Natural Resources says that's down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.

Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here's What to Do

Stranded on the median, Angel Abendano, left, and Santiago Cuevas wait for assistance after losing control of their vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 after the first snow storm of the season dropped upwards of 5 inches of snow and ice - Photo: AP/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
    
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- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
    

Four Minnesotans Become Semifinalists for 'Mars One' Challenge

Mars Semifinalist, Jackson Kisling, of Woodbury  - Photo courtesy of Jackson Kisling

Four Minnesotans are one step closer to living on Mars in the next nine years.