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Poison Control Experts Warn about Popular Halloween Glow Sticks

The countdown is on.

In no time, trick-or-treaters will take to our neighborhoods. They'll be all dressed up, and some will even be glowing in the dark because of ever-popular glow sticks.

Glow sticks are fun and often help parents keep tabs on their kids in the dark, but the Minnesota Poison Control Center says they can pose a problem.

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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.
    

Patient Sentenced in St. Peter Security Hospital Killing

A man who pleaded guilty to killing another patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
    
Thirty-two-year-old Darnell Whitefeather was accused of stomping on the head of 41-year-old Michael Francis Douglas as many as 30 times on Jan. 22.
    

Owatonna Police Warn Residents after Several Burglaries in Past 7 Days

Owatonna police are warning residents about several burglaries reported around the city since Oct. 22.

Police say five burglaries or attempted burglaries have happened at residents. Three were in the area of Manthey Park and two were near Oak Avenue South and School Street.

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Trail Rules Change in East-Central Minnesota

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Before venturing into the woods of east-central MInnesota this fall, hunters and others are being encouraged to review changes to trail rules in Pine County.
    
The Department of Natural Resources says the affected areas include the Nemadji, General Andrews, Chengwatana and St. Croix state forests.
    

Brainerd Votes to Stop Chlorinating City Water

The Brainerd Public Utilities Board has decided to stop chlorinating the city's water.
    
A storm knocked out the Brainerd water system's pressure last month, opening the door to possible contamination. Public Utilities Superintendent Scott Magnuson says the whole system had to be flushed with chlorine.
    

St. Joseph Man Charged for Attempting to Kill Wife

Gary Dennis Vogt - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A St. Joseph man was charged Tuesday for allegedly trying to kill his wife who had recently left him.

Gary Dennis Vogt is accused of chasing his estranged wife in his car and firing at her several times, sending her to a hospital with a gunshot wound.