Author: Rachel Herzog

34-Year-Old Man Kills Mother

34-Year-Old Man Kills Mother

Cash bond is set at $1 million for a 34-year-old man accused of killing a missing girl’s mother in Milwaukee. Dariaz Higgins appeared in court Sunday on charges including first-degree intentional homicide. Higgins is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Sierra Robinson and wounding another woman last week. Higgins is the father of 2-year-old Noelani Robinson. Authorities say a child’s body […]

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St. Paul Shooting

St. Paul Shooting

Police in St. Paul have identified a man who was fatally shot in the city’s Frogtown neighborhood. Police identify the victim as 21-year-old Mark Franklin Jr. Franklin died of a gunshot wound at Regions Hospital on Friday. Police responded to a 911 call early Friday about shots fired inside a home. Police say people in the house reported being there […]

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Girl’s Body Found

Girl’s Body Found

Los Angeles County investigators have identified a girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. The Sheriff’s Department said late Sunday the coroner’s office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and her death was ruled a homicide. The cause of death is being […]

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Minnesota Flood Money

Minnesota Flood Money

Minnesota Republicans say the Legislature should approve $20 million to replenish an empty disaster aid fund ahead of anticipated spring flooding. GOP lawmakers hold a news conference for Monday to call attention to the need to refill the state’s Disaster Assistance Contingency Account. Republican Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove and Senator Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks have authored legislation […]

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MN Dairy Farms

MN Dairy Farms

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says dairy barns collapsing due to heavy snowfall are threatening the state’s economy. Walz and Senator Tina Smith met with dairy farmers near Altura in southeastern Minnesota on Saturday. Dozens of barn roofs have collapsed in Minnesota because of heavy snow, with farms in the southeastern part of the state especially hard hit. Walz calls dairy […]

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Immigration Crackdown

Immigration Crackdown

New federal data shows the extent to which skilled foreign workers have been impacted by President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown. Application denials have increased for skilled workers seeking several types of visas, including one of the biggest, known as the H-1B. Applicants are also more frequently being caught in bureaucratic tangles through something called a “request for evidence,” which can […]

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Saint Cloud Bank Robbery

Saint Cloud Bank Robbery

This past Friday, Saint Cloud officers responded to a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank. Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect entered the building, presented a note to the teller, and demanded money. The suspect indicated that he had a weapon, but never displayed any weapons. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The […]

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Bridge Damaged

Bridge Damaged

A weekend snowstorm damaged an historic bridge in southeastern Minnesota. The roof of a 150-year-old covered bridge in Zumbrota collapsed when heavy snow and high winds hit it this past Sunday. The state Transportation Department says it was the only remaining example of a covered timber truss bridge in Minnesota. Mayor Bradley Drenckhahn says the bridge is insured and officials […]

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Supreme Court Dead Judge

Supreme Court Dead Judge

The Supreme Court says federal courts can’t count the vote of a judge who has died before a decision is issued. The high court said in an unsigned opinion on Monday, “Federal judges are appointed for life, not for an eternity.” The case the court was ruling on involved Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a judge on the United States Court of […]

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Teacher Strike

Teacher Strike

After failing to win an agreement on pay, Denver teachers start their strike. After over a year of negotiating, teachers are planning to picket schools around the city starting today. The district will remain open while the strike is going on and the administrative staff and substitute teachers will fill the vacant positions. However, the district has canceled school for […]

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