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Gander Mountain to Give Away 50,000 Trigger Locks for Safety Campaign

As part of a firearms responsibility campaign, Gander Mountain is giving away free trigger locks at Twin Cities metro stores.

The locks will work on any kind of gun, the St. Paul-based company said. In order to receive a trigger lock, you must sign a pledge to secure your firearms.

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Traffic on Hwy 36 in Stillwater, Oak Park Heights Reduced to 1 Lane

St. Croix Crossing Bridge - Photo: MnDOT

Traffic on Highway 36 has been reduced to one lane in both directions from Highway 95 to the Washington and Norell avenues intersection while construction crews work on a major project for the St. Croix Crossing.

The single lanes in Oak Park Heights and Stillwater are expected to last until November 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Water Main Break Closes Road in Stillwater

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A water main break has part of a road in Stillwater closed Thursday.

Greeley Street closed at 4:30 p.m., north of the intersection with Curve Crest Blvd., in front of Stillwater Towing.

Crews were working on the repair and were expected to reopen the road when it was complete.

A detour is posted at Curve Crest and at Churchhill.

308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
    
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

No Injuries Reported in 2 Separate House Fires

A Woodbury home caught fire early Thursday morning.  - KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

Two houses were destroyed after two separate early-morning fires.

A family of three was able to escape an early-morning house fire in Woodbury. The fire happened around 1 a.m. on the 10000 block of Powers Lake Trail.

Stillwater Mayor Responds to FBI and IRS Raid at His Business

Two weeks after an FBI and IRS raid at his business, Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki is answering questions.

Family of Epileptic Boy Considers Moving to Get Legal Medical Marijuana

The Woodbury mother who said Gov. Mark Dayton told her to buy marijuana on the streets to help treat her son's medical condition now faces a tough decision.