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Excessive Heat Hits the Twin Cities

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As temperatures in the Twin Cities hit the 90s on Monday, it felt more like 100 degrees outside. It was 91 degrees in the Twin Cities by 5 p.m., with a heat index of 102.

9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
    
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.
    

Davanni's 5th Annual Food Drive Benefits Emergency Foodshelf Network

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Davanni’s is kicking off its fifth annual food drive Monday.

The restaurant is teaming up with the Emergency Foodshelf Network to help stock shelves for those in need. The organization says the donations are needed even more during the summer months to help children who are out of school for the summer and don’t have access to a school lunch program.

Wildfire Causing Hazy Sky in Twin Cities

Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington State has been growing rapidly and burning in new directions.

The winds have also carried smoke from the fire across the county. The result is a foggy haze, which could be seen in the Minnesota sky over the weekend.

Ostrich Racing Comes to Canterbury Park

It's not only horses that race at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

On Saturday, several people came out to catch Extreme Race Day at the track, where visitors were treated to a different kind of race.

Cone Zone Report: I-494 Project in Plymouth Begins Monday

Exciting news for drivers in the Twin Cities' west metro.

A project that adds a third lane to Interstate 494 from the Fish Lake Interchange to Highway 55 begins Monday.

During the first phase of the project, motorists can expect nighttime and weekend lane closures. On Monday, crews will begin working near the County Road 47 and Schmidt Lake Road bridges in Plymouth.

INTERVIEW: Become a Minnesota State Trooper

If you're looking for a new career and you want something exciting and challenging, how about becoming a Minnesota State trooper?

The state patrol is currently looking for some new candidates to join the team.

KSTP sat down with Captain Lori Hodapp to talk about who the state patrol looking for and to tell us all about the perks of the job.