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Metro Transit Extends Program that Guarantees Timely Service on Northstar

Northstar is going to continue its program that refunds fares for some late trains until the end of February.

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MDH Seeks More Survey Participants to Help Understand Medical Pot Demand

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State health officials want to know how many Minnesotans want medical marijuana and where they live.
    
The state has struggled to answer those questions ahead of the new program's launch in July. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks they'll have about 5,000 patients but other estimates put it at 15,000 or more.
    

Expect Extra DWI Enforcement this Super Bowl Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to find a sober ride this Super Bowl Sunday.

Officials from DPS along with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman held a news conference Thursday to warn drivers that there will be extra DWI patrols on Minnesota roads this weekend.

MnDOT Seeks Public Input for Statewide Bicycle System Plan

A new bike plan is being looked at by state officials and they want your feedback.

The Minnesota Department of Transpiration is trying to identify a statewide system of bike routes. MnDOT is also looking to improve current facilities and refine the planning process.

Meetings are planned across the state:

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Flu Eases its Grip on Minnesota

The flu appears to be easing up across the state, according to the recent flu report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

During the week ending Jan. 25, the flu spread is “regional,” which is a step below “widespread.”

Dozens Protest at Hearing for Princeton Man Accused of Torturing, Killing Dog

Dozens of protesters rallied outside a court appearance for a Minnesota man accused of videotaping himself as he tortured and killed his girlfriend's dog.
    

EPA Report: Minn. Businesses Lead the Nation in Pollution Prevention

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A new report shows that Minnesota businesses are doing a great job when it comes to pollution prevention.

The recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses cut down on nearly 1 million pounds of toxic pollutant releases from 2012 to 2013. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory program.