Author: Jack Benik

Minnesota flooding

Minnesota flooding

JORDAN, Minn. (UTVS)- Crews in Southern Minnesota are still working to clear up large ice jams that have caused rivers and streams over their banks. The level on Sand Creek dropped nearly 3 feet but there were a lot of other problems across Minnesota. 300 households were evacuated at a mobile home park due to a dam. The Cottonwood River […]

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Human Rights Tool

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UTVS)- Graduate students at the University of Minnesota have created a tool to address human rights violations. They are hoping that the United Nations will use this tool. Masters students in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs developed the Minnesota Method for Human Rights Change. They are hoping that advisers for the Office of the High Commissioner for […]

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Roof Damage

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (UTVS) – Heavy snow over the weekend has caused damage to buildings across the Midwest. In Moorhead part of a roof over the kitchen of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church collapsed and two people inside got out safely. In Winona the ceiling above the pool at Holiday Inn Express fell in Sunday morning. No one was […]

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Kelly Catlin

Kelly Catlin

STANFORD, California (UTVS) – Minnesota Olympian Kelly Catlin was found dead in her home over the weekend. Catlin who grew up in Arden Hills helped the U.S. women’s cycling pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. She was attending Stanford University and working on a computational and mathematical engineering degree. Catlin suffered a concussion a few months […]

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Peyton Barber robbed

Peyton Barber robbed

ATLANTA (UTVS)- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber had his Jeep broken into on Saturday. Police say that Peyton Barbers passport and team issued tablet were stolen along with designer sunglasses and clothes. The team stated that the tablet had nothing of much importance and they were able to remotely disable the tablet. Surveillance video showed five men not […]

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Tennessee Officer Killed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTVS)- The suspect of a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee is in custody. Janet Elaine Hands turned herself in this morning following a hit-and-run death of a Tennessee police officer. She was placed on the FBI top ten most wanted list shortly following the incident. The officer that was killed had just got out of the police academy last […]

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Update

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Update

The man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Pittsburgh Synagogue has pleaded not guilty. Robert Bowers pled not guilty this morning to an indictment that added 19 additional counts. Bowers attorney, Judy Clarke, stated that the defense is hoping to resolve the case without trial. Clarke has been a lawyer in many death penalty cases including […]

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Baltimore School Shooting

Baltimore School Shooting

Officials have cancelled class at a Baltimore school where a hall monitor was shot last week. The cancellations will give staff time to organize student counseling. Police say that Neil Davis entered the school on Friday and shot a hall monitor following an argument. Davis was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting. Ballistics also led officials to charge […]

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Minneapolis Apartment Shooting

Minneapolis Apartment Shooting

Police are currently searching for a suspect or suspects involved in a Minneapolis apartment shooting late Saturday night. Neighbors stated that Eileen Mark and her daughter were killed in the shooting. One resident says Mark volunteered at a homeless shelter and collected clothing for the needy. Detectives interviewed a number of peopled and ruled out a murder suicide.

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Weed transportation

(BILLINGS, MONT.) – A Minnesota couple is pleading guilty to drug distribution charges after authorities found 960 pounds of marijuana in their RV. Steven and Vicki Robinson of Milaca face a minimum of five years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday. The RV was located in a Walmart parking lot after authorities were tipped off. They followed the RV […]

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