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Past articles by Gordon:

MSP is preparing for a busy spring break at the airport this year, here's what you need to know

Airport officials say this could be the busiest Spring Break travel season in several years. → Read More

New bill at the State Capitol would bring ranked choice voting to Minnesota

Under the bill all state and federal elections in Minnesota would use ranked choice voting. → Read More

With car insurance costs up 14%, many decide to 'self-insure'

The average American is now spending $2,014 a year on car insurance, according to Bankrate. What's behind this increase and why are more drivers insuring themselves? → Read More

Minnesota beekeepers say new bee vaccine will help, but isn't the cure to all their problems

The new vaccine was created by Dalan Animal Health and it’s the first ever bee vaccine approved by the USDA. → Read More

Here's why keeping streets and sidewalks clear of ice/snow has been a big challenge this year

Maxim Kushner of Maxim’s Snow Removal says this year has been challenging for several reasons. → Read More

Furnaces will be working hard this cold snap; here's how you can keep yours running smoothly

This is the time of year when a lot of the smaller issues in your furnace can turn into big problems. → Read More

From ice rinks to Ice Castles, the rain this week will put a lot of winter activities on hold

At the Ice Castles in New Brighton, workers are preparing to lose as much as 50% of their ice this week. → Read More

Xcel Energy drops rate hike request for 2023

After backlash from state agencies and customers, Xcel Energy withdrew its request to raise rates in 2023, but that doesn't mean they won't rise in the future. → Read More

Groundbreaking for new outdoor hockey rink in Hastings to help veterans and their kids

The plan is to have the ice rink ready to go by fall of next year. → Read More

Election Protection Hotline up and running, staffed by Twin Cities lawyers and paralegals

The hotline has been around since 2002, but this year, volunteers are preparing for calls related to voter intimidation and other safety problems. → Read More

On the warmest Halloween in 22 years, Minnesotans still can’t help thinking about the ’91 blizzard

If you've lived in Minnesota for a while, you can appreciate how much colder it could be this time of the year. → Read More

Anoka Halloween parades are in full swing, and back to normal after COVID

After two difficult years of COVID, the Anoka community is happy to have a "normal" Halloween this year. → Read More

The future of cutting grass? Blaine sports complex gets close look at driverless electric lawn mowers

Company reps say the driverless mowers use less than $18 worth of electricity a month, but come with a $32,000 price tag. → Read More

Dangerous stretch of Highway 65 in Blaine could be redone

Blaine Police say they're getting at least 10 calls a day for accidents on Highway 65. → Read More

Looking to travel this holiday season? Experts say buy your tickets now

Travel experts say demand for airline travel will be at a five-year high this holiday season. → Read More

Former Allina Health CEO and other doctors call out Scott Jensen for views on COVID and abortion

The group of around two dozen doctors shared their concerns Friday morning at the Minnesota State Capitol. → Read More

Cub Scouts in western Wisconsin attempt to break world record for longest Hot Wheels track

The current record is held by a team from Australia. The track was more than 2,400 feet long. → Read More

Inflation at the grocery store: How to shop and save

Food prices have gone up across the board, but some food groups are seeing smaller increases than others. → Read More

Latvian prime minister visits Minnesota for first time to kick off song and dance festival

Nearly 8,000 Latvians from across the United States will visit Minnesota for the festival. → Read More

Extreme heat will put pressure on the energy grid; is Minnesota prepared?

The heat has a huge impact on the capacity of the power grid as demand goes up. → Read More