Author: Evan Michealson

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Shakopee man sentenced after large amount of drugs found in home

A Shakopee man has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for extensive drug crimes. The U.S Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Miles Lewis had initially pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in December. His drug trafficking crimes came up to an end when police found 2,238 grams of methamphetamine, 338 grams of […]

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Flags flying half-staff after death of conservation officer

Flags flying half-staff after death of conservation officer

Governor Tim Walz is ordering flags down to half-staff in honor of a fallen conservation officer. Eugene Wynn died last Friday after being thrown from a boat during a search on Cross Lake. The governor proclaimed Wynn’s excellence, saying that Wynn was an outstanding officer admired and respected by his peers while serving with dignity and pride. All flags at […]

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Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

The partner of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in July 2017 took the stand on Thursday. Officer Matthew Harrity said in his testimony that he caught saw something to the left of the police SUV he was driving. After immediately drawing his gun, Harrity heard Noor fire his weapon, which would be the fateful shots […]

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Boy claiming to be missing child revealed to be 23-year-old man

The FBI has determined that the boy claiming to be 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen is actually a 23- year-old man. The boy, found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, is actually 23-year-old Brian Michael Rini of Ohio. Rini had claimed to have escaped kidnappers in Cincinnati before runnin across a bridge. In 2011, Pitzen’s mother picked up Timmothy from school before […]

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Insulin access bill facing difficulty in state Senate

Prescription drugs are the focus of recent legislation in Minnesota House committees. In a news conference Tuesday, House Democrats called several bills to attention, including a bill that would make insulin more accessible to the people who need it. 26-year-old Alec Smith of Minneapolis died of diabetic complications in 2017 after rationing his insulin, which cost $1,300 a month, making […]

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St. Paul declares emergency ahead of projected spring flooding

St. Paul could be hit by massive flooding as spring weather approaches. St. Paul city officials have taken action in preparation for rapidly melting snow, closing Lilydale, Crosby Farm, and Hidden Falls regional parks. The city council has approved an emergency declaration. Assistance on both state and federal levels will be requested, and local departments will coordinate to help create […]

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Chaska man charged with tax crimes after not filing for six years

Chaska man charged with tax crimes after not filing for six years

A Chaska man has been charged with six felony counts after he didn’t file his tax returns…for six years. The Minnesota Department of Revenue says David Timp was told that he needed to file this taxes, but still failed to do so. These warning came multiple times from several different departments. Timp didn’t file his individual state tax returns from […]

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E-mail scams circulating around St. Cloud State

E-mail scams circulating around St. Cloud State

A series of e-mail scams have made their way to St. Cloud State’s campus, potentially leaving many students and faculty members scrambling for their wallets. St. Cloud State Information Technology says a gift card scam will claim to come from a St. Cloud State employee, but won’t come from a University-issued email. This scam involves questions such as “do you […]

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Slaying of “Donald Trump” Dog Not Politically Motivated

Slaying of “Donald Trump” Dog Not Politically Motivated

Authorities have determined that the shooting of a dog named after the President in Southern Minnesota was not based on political differences. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Alaskan Malamute “Donald Trump” was shot by a neighbor who was “legally protecting their livestock.” The dog was owned by 59-year-old Randal Thom of Lakefield, a major Trump supporter who has attended […]

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Harley-Davidson rewarding summer interns

Harley-Davidson rewarding summer interns

Harley-Davidson is adding a reward for their summer interns. The motorcycle company announced that eight college students or recent graduates will receive a free motorcycle to use for their work. The students will be paid to ride their Harleys and share their experiences on social media. According to the company, the students will be trained to ride the motorcycles, and […]

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