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Vehicle title registration remains one of the biggest sticking points in the new Minnesota Licensing and Registration System launched in July.
Kristen Farris of Rosemount wanted to make it easier for the dogs she fostered to transition into a new home, a hope that inspired her to launch CuddleMutt. Fostering for the Eden Prairie-based rescue Secondhand Hounds, she encountered a lot of pets waiting for their forever homes. "I always felt like I wanted to send them with something, like a blanket, to help with a transition," Farris said.
A vulnerable adult missing from Hastings since Oct. 4 was found in River Falls Monday night. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Amanda Jean Olson, 22, left her Hastings home around 2 a.m. last Wednesday. Hastings police said Olson was found in a home in River Falls Oct. 9 safe, uninjured and there of her own will. "It was the best outcome we could have hoped for," Deputy Chief Dave Wilske said. Police received information that Olson was at the home, and Hastings police requested River Falls police check the home.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn.—Two rare birds with heavy rounded beaks and a hue brighter than a blue jay have made their home in scrubland at the edge of Hamlet Park. The blue grosbeaks and their three chicks have drawn several local birders to their nest, after Peter Nichols and Ben Douglas spotted it for the first time ever in Washington County last month. It is the 324th bird recorded in the county since documentation began over 100 years ago. Nichols estimates about 235 of the 324 get recorded in the county each year.
A new intersection design aimed at curbing fatalities is on the rise in Minnesota. Currently, 12 reduced conflict intersections are scattered across the state, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to nearly triple the amount in the next five years. Reduced conflict intersections consist of multi-lane high-speed expressways. Drivers can use these to turn left or right from the minor roadway onto the expressway or travel straight through an intersection by using the all four-expressway lanes.