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Mosquito Control Helicopters Begin Treating Problem Sites in Metro

Before mosquitos have time to hatch, help is on the way for Minnesotans.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District began helicopter treatments on Tuesday. The state is home to over 50 different mosquito species. The helicopters will treat around 1,500 acres of large breeding sites to prevent larvae from growing into biting adults.

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Stillwater Man Surprises Wife with Easter Balloon Ride for Anniversary

When you're together for 25 years, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate. Pat Tynen surprised his wife with a hot air balloon ride in Stillwater on Easter Sunday.

It was quite a surprise considering their anniversary is in June. He had already planned a trip for them to go to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

1 Year Probation for Former Lumberjack Days Organizer in Stillwater

David Eckberg of Stillwater was sentenced to one year of probation with 240 hours of community service. - Photo: KSTP/File

The former organizer for Stillwater's Lumberjack Days who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from bounced checks paid out of the festival's account was sentenced to one year of probation on Friday.

Met Council Seeks Public Input for Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Council is updating the Twin Cities' long-range Transportation Policy Plan to accommodate an expected population increase and it's asking for residents to give their input.

65 Suspected Heroin Dealers in Minn. Arrested in 'Operation Exile'

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Officials say they've struck at the heart of international drug cartels trafficking heroin in Minnesota.

It's hard to overstate the human toll the drug is taking in Minnesota; it's caused families to endure so much pain -- both physical and emotional. Officials hope Thursday's massive operation helps turn the tide in the fight against the terrible drug.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl Visits Afton-Lakeland Elementary

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl went back to school Thursday to visit the kindergartners at Afton-Lakeland Elementary.

He did some cool experiments with the kids, including one of air pressure using a jar, a balloon and matches.

Dave even joined some of the older kids at the school and recorded a forecast for the students.