Author: Travis Edwards

Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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Credit Union Charity

Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union, along with Sartell High School has received the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy award. The award was created in 1999 to honor credit unions who are committed to assisting their local communities and well as contributing to a humanitarian cause. Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union received the honor after partnering with Sartell High School to provide financial […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Shooting in Lake Elmo

Early this morning a Washington County Deputy shot and killed a man who was armed and making suicidal threats. Deputies received reports of a man with a gun threatening suicide at a Lake Elmo intersection. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation by speaking to the man first, followed by using non-lethal ammunition. Later a deputy fired and shot the man, […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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Tension Over Syria Threats

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States along with it’s allies should reconsider any moves which could shake-up the political climate in Syria. A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov says any attack would have destructive consequences on the Syrian Settlement. This comes after President Donald Trump threatened Russian with a missile strike on Syria. There is an active military hotline […]

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Traffic Drug Stop

On Monday, April 2nd, a Benton County Police Sergeant pulled over Joseph Elwin Depa for a broken tail-light on his green sedan. After approaching the car, the officer recognized one of the passengers as Lisa Robin Platz, who had an outstanding felony warrant. While speaking to the driver, officers became suspicious that there may be drugs in the vehicle. With assistance […]

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Cold Twins Home Opener

After days of shoveling, target field is finally ready for opening day. It took more than 70 employees and shovels to clear the field for this afternoon’s game. Employees had to turn to hot water to melt the snow and ice from the stands and concourse. Fans attending the game are urged to dress warm as the game is expected […]

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Indecent Exposure

Rocori Superintendent Scott Staska was arrested on Wednesday, March 21st for indecent exposure after security cameras show him exposing himself at a Kwik Trip Store. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, this is not the first time Staska has been accused of exposing himself at that particular store. At this time, Staska has not commented on the incident. The […]

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