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Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

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More DWI patrols will be out this Halloween not only because it’s a holiday, but also because it falls on a Friday.

From 2010 to 2012, more than 88,000 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. More than 67,000 of those arrests were made in the top 25 counties for DWI arrests.

The counties with extra patrols are list below, and ranked in order:

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Salvation Army Hands Out 8,000 Coats for Kids

Thousands of local kids on Thursday got ready for the possibly long and cold winter ahead of us. The Salvation Army gave out 8,000 coats during this year's Coats For Kids Drive. And this week, with our cooler weather, it happened at the perfect time and makes a big difference to families in need.

Fire Marshal: Replace Batteries in CO, Smoke Detectors this Weekend

This year when we are all turning our clocks back over the weekend, State Fire Marshal Bruce West is urging Minnesotans to put fresh batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, fire alarms need to be checked monthly and batteries changed at least once a year. The alarms should be replaced after 10 years.

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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Judge Reverses Part of Ruling in Wrongful Death Suit for 2012 Rare Amoeba Death

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Nearly a year after a judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Health, city of Stillwater and Washington County for the death of a 9-year-old boy, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has issued its ruling and reversed part of the decision.

Minn. Health Officials Monitor 1 Person for Ebola, Fine-Tune Prevention Plan

Minnesota health officials are spelling out the details of their plans for monitoring travelers from countries battling Ebola.

About 20 people arrive each week from the West African nations.

Suspects Crash into White Bear Lake House after High-Speed Chase

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A high-speed chase ended with a van crashing into a White Bear Lake home overnight.

Washington County deputies say the chase started around 2 a.m. Monday after a vehicle fled from a traffic stop in Mahtomedi.