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SouthWest Transit will become the first in the metro to offer rides in autonomous vehicles
For almost four decades, SouthWest Transit has offered public transit options to riders in Eden Prairie, Chaska and Chanhassen and surrounding communities. SouthWest Transit will introduce riders in Eden Prairie to autonomous vehicles this fall.
Severe storms barrel across Minnesota, leaving thousands without power
Crews were making progress on repairing outages left by severe storms across Minnesota — but utilities reported tens of thousands of customers remained without power Sunday afternoon, during a sweltering summer day across the region.
Homelessness advocacy groups push back against Duluth proposal to ban camping on city land
A proposal earlier this week from Duluth officials to make sleeping on city land a misdemeanor crime is getting pushback from social service agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness in the city.
Klobuchar undergoes outpatient procedure, says she is ‘cancer-free’
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she will undergo precautionary radiation treatment, after an outpatient procedure to remove a small spot found during a routine exam. She said her doctor declared her “cancer-free.”
Red Lake Nation College mounts cultural exchange with Indigenous Brazilians 
Citizens from Red Lake and Leech Lake are now back in Minnesota after a first-of-its-kind cultural exchange to Brazil. The trip which involved students from Red Lake Nation College, the University of Minnesota and Bemidji State University was designed to encourage Indigenous communication internationally as well as within the U.S. and Brazil.
MPR News Radio Campers explore how a theater is run at the Ordway
Theater audiences are well-versed in the creatives on stage and just beyond. Actors, designers and directors often take the spotlight, but there are other key players who keep every aspect running smoothly to bring a performance to life. The teens participating in this year’s MPR News Radio Camp discovered a wealth of stories.
With floodwaters receded, St. Paul’s Shepard and Warner roads set to reopen next week
After a lengthy closure due to flooding along the Mississippi River, the city of St. Paul says it’ll reopen Shepard and Warner roads near downtown next Wednesday evening, July 17.
15,000 free hot dogs, wiener dog races and small town charm? That’s Hot Dog Nite in Luverne
The town of about 5,000 nestled along the Rock River in far southwestern Minnesota has been celebrating this quirky little festival for six decades and counting.