Author: Elle Vaughn

MOA gets rid of old ride to make room for new

MOA gets rid of old ride to make room for new

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The ride originally known as “Mighty Axe” and recently known as “Tak Attack” has been deconstructed at the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe. The ride was known for an infamous malfunction during its first year that left passengers upside down for over half an hour. It has been removed in order to make room for what MOA […]

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I-94 and US 10 link proposed

I-94 and US 10 link proposed

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation released a statewide freight transportation study that found adding  a freeway to connect I-94 to Highway 10 would help erase traffic. The proposed connection would run from Clear Lake to Clearwater, and it would alleviate traffic on both of the highways. If approved, the project is expected to cost over $240 […]

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State Trooper using computer crashes into couple

State Trooper using computer crashes into couple

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — A Sauk Centre couple is recovering after a distracted state trooper crashed into their vehicle last week. Minnesota State Trooper Gregg Gerhartz ran two sets of rumble strips and blew through a stop sign before hitting the vehicle of Ernie and Bernice Uhlenkamp. Gerhartz told investigators that he just finished making a traffic stop and was […]

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Woman and daughter rescued by passer-by

Woman and daughter rescued by passer-by

RICE, Minn. — A good Samaritan pulled a woman and her four-year-old daughter out of Little Rock Lake in the Rice township this morning after their vehicle plunged into the water. The vehicle was being driven by twenty-six-year old Gretchen Wolbeck on Benton  County Road 2, which was covered with snow and slush, where she lost control and slid upside […]

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Target scrambles to fix egg shortages

Target scrambles to fix egg shortages

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Target is scrambling to line up new egg suppliers before Thanksgiving after ending its relationship with a company accused of allowing animal cruelty. Shortages of eggs have been reported at some Target stores as far away as Chicago and North Carolina after the Minneaplois-based retailer quit doing business with Sparboe Farms.

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Minnesota applies for waiver from No Child Left Behind law

Minnesota applies for waiver from No Child Left Behind law

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Education Commissioner Benda Cassellius calls the state’s application for a new accountability plan “a model that makes sense.” Minnesota’s among the first group of states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law. The law has been in effect since President George W. Bush signed it in on January […]

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St. Cloud man found crashed in a ditch

St. Cloud man found crashed in a ditch

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Early this morning the St. Cloud Police Department were dispatched to the area of Country Road 75 and Cheryl Drive to find a vehicle crashed in the ditch. Officers found 21-year-old St. Cloud  resident Thomas Jochum lying in the front seat, unresponsive. Jochum was alone and taken to the St. Cloud Emergency Room where he was treated for non-life threatening […]

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State trooper rescues woman from sinking vehicle

State trooper rescues woman from sinking vehicle

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — What was supposed to be a routine patrol turned into a moment of heroism for a Minnesota state trooper. Sgt. Jesse Grabow (GRAY’-boh) was on patrol on Interstate 94 near Alexandria Thursday afternoon when the car in front of him left the freeway and plunged into Lake Latoka (lah-TOH’-kah). Grabow jumped into the chilly water as […]

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Woman steals jewelry from children

Woman steals jewelry from children

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman is accused of stealing gold chains worth hundreds of dollars off the necks of children in St. Paul. Twenty-six-year-old Tria Moua is charged in Ramsey County court with theft and false imprisonment. Prosecutors say over the past few weeks, Moua approached parents as well as children at three locations in St. Paul and […]

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Minnesotans split on gay marriage

Minnesotans split on gay marriage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll by the Star Tribune shows Minnesotans are split on whether the state should amend its Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and woman. Voters will be faced with the ballot question next year. A poll of 807 adults across Minnesota shows 48 percent of respondents favor the amendment while 43 […]

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