Author: Jack Benik

SCSU 9/11 ceremony

  On the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent people, members of the St. Cloud community gathered to commemorate the holiday. Military, first responders, fire and police responders were all in attendance as they held a flag raising ceremony in front of the SCSU administration building. Fire department captain Glen Koshiol told me that he […]

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NFL Draft Ratings

NFL Draft Ratings

NASHVILLE (UTVS) –  Record numbers were drawn for this year’s NFL draft bot on site and on television. Over 600 thousand people attended over the three days of the draft which shattered the previous record of 250 thousand. The draft averaged 6.1 million viewers at any given time which also broke the previous record of 5.5 million two years ago. […]

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Baltimore Shooting

BALTIMORE (UTVS) – Seven people were shot with at least one being fatal in Baltimore over the weekend. Police department spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy said authorities received a call shortly after 5 PM reporting gunshots. Fennoy stated that one victim was done but had no information about the others. The shooting happened while people were gathered for a cookout but no […]

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California Synagogue Shooting

POWAY, Calif. (UTVS) – Gunshots were fired at a California synagogue over the weekend. Eight-year-old Noya Dahan was shot in the leg after she had finished praying. The gunman entered Chabad of Poway on Saturday morning and opened fire on about 100 people who were worshipping. Three people were injured and one was killed. This occurred exactly six months after […]

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Rochester Green City

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UTVS) – Rochester officials are hoping that new energy efficient buildings will become the standard for construction in the city. MPR news reports that officials are looking to buildings such as Discovery Square to lead the economic development plan which is seeking to grow the city while reducing overall energy use. DMC’s energy and sustainability director Kevin Bright […]

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Minnesota Conservation Officer

Minnesota Conservation Officer

PINE CITY, Minn. (UTVS) – A Department of Natural Resources conservation officer is dead after being thrown from a boat in a lake near Pine City. The officer was identified as Eugene Wynn and he was responding to a call about a possible body in Cross Lake. Wynn and a deputy were thrown from their boat after launching into the […]

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Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka bombings

SRI LANKA (UTVS) – Yesterday terrorist attacks occurred on a 5 star hotel and a church in Sri Lanka. The death toll for these attacks is currently at 290 and Sri Lanka officials are blaming the attacks on religious extremists. Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has given the military power to arrest and detain suspects following the Easter Sunday bombings. […]

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

AUGUSTA, Ga. (UTVS) – Tiger Woods made his miraculous comeback with a Masters win over the weekend. Woods came into the Masters having not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. This win was following years of injuries and personal problems for Woods. He didn’t miss a shot down the stretch yesterday and finished 2-under on the day. He […]

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Spring flooding

OSLO, Minn. (UTVS) – Spring flooding has turned a northwest Minnesota community into an island. The rising Red River has flooded two highways leading in and out of Oslo, a city near the North Dakota border. It’s the fifth time in the last decade that flooding has enveloped the community. A lot of people were able to leave the city […]

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TCF bank student fees

TCF bank student fees

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UTVS) – A new report says that TCF bank made over $620,000 in card fees from University of Minnesota students at the twin cities and Duluth campuses. A study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group says that 44% of the University students have TCF bank accounts. The consumer advocacy group’s higher education campaign director said that Minnesota […]

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