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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.

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.

Fire that Damaged Duluth Park Appears Intentional

Duluth fire officials say a fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to a park building and portable toilet appears to have been intentionally set.

The fire was reported early Sunday, just after midnight. A caller reported that a portable toilet in Lincoln Park was on fire.

Motorcyclist Dies after Running Off Road in Southeastern Minn.

A 55-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving ran off the road in southeastern Minnesota Friday night.

The crash happened on Highway 60 west of County Road 2 in Wabasha County around 8:45 p.m.

Woman Accused of Hit-and-Run, Assaulting Hospital Worker in St. Cloud

A 31-year-old woman was arrested Friday after she was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run in St. Cloud and assaulted a hospital security guard.

Police say Danielle Ilene Bennett hit two parked cars with with her vehicle in the 1000 block of 7th Street around 2:30 a.m.

Cone Zone Report: Parts of Hwy. 100, I-35W Closed This Weekend

Drivers can expect major traffic headaches around the Twin Cities metro over the weekend with the closure of two major arteries.

For the second weekend in a row, Highway 100 is closed in Brooklyn Center until 5 a.m. Monday.

GOP Hopefuls Differ on How to Rein in State Budget

Republicans who want to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton are putting forth broad ideas on how they would curb state spending.

Their ideas differ widely - ranging from pay freezes for state employees to agency consolidations to cutbacks on subsidized health care.