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5 Counties Urge Met Council to Reconsider 2040 Transportation Plan

Commissioners representing five metro counties expressed their concerns about the Metropolitan Council’s policy plans at a meeting Monday night.

More than 25 county commissioners and administrators met with Met Council members at Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

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Washington Co. Businesses Use Grants to Increase Recycling

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Washington County businesses are taking advantage of a grant to help increase recycling.

County officials say 42 businesses in Woodbury and Oakdale have applied for a grant to receive recycling bins and implement new recycling programs.

DNR: White Bear Lake, Lake Waconia Infested with Zebra Mussels

Two Twin Cities lakes are infested with zebra mussels, biologists confirmed Thursday.

Officials at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say the discoveries in White Bear Lake and Lake Waconia were made after reports from the public.

Annual Cut-a-Thon Benefits Children's Hospitals and Clinics

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The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is partnering with Great Clips for its annual Cut-a-Thon this weekend.

All proceeds from haircuts Friday and Saturday will be donated to the School Re-entry Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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Jimmy John's is Latest Victim of Data Breach, 12 Minn. Stores Impacted

Jimmy John's is the latest company to acknowledge a data breach affecting customers' credit and debit cards.

49 Minn. Counties Under Disaster Declaration, Considered for Emergency Assistance

June flooding in Rock County, Minn. - Photo: KSTP/File

Farmers in more than half of the state hurt by this year's flooding can apply for financial help. Many have been working for months to overcome the devastation.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a primary disaster declaration for 18 counties. Another 31 counties have been designated as contiguous disaster areas.

Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest nearly Complete

Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.
    
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Minnesota farmers had 5.4 days suitable for field work last week, and that brought the small grains harvest to near completion.