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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.

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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.

Mice Infestations on the Rise in Metro

Have you heard scratching in your walls? Or seen evidence of droppings in your cupboards? You're not alone.

Mouse infestations are climbing in the Twin Cities, in fact one expert tells KSTP, they're up 40 percent.

Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols on Minn. Roads this Halloween

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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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.

Online Campaign Grows to Send Convicted Child Killer Back to Prison

Some residents in Anoka County are urging community members to join a campaign to send a convicted child killer back to prison.

Bryan Merkt served some, but not all, of his sentence behind bars. He was released earlier this year.

Photos: Minnesotans get Creative Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is less than a week away and decorations can be seen in yards across the Twin Cities.

Pumpkins are a Halloween staple. Viewers are sending in their photos and some have carved theirs into a serious work of art.

From faces, to words and sayings, it looks like Minnesotans can make a pumpkin into anything.