Category: State/Region

Creating a Tighter Zone

Creating a Tighter Zone

ST. CLOUD, Minn;  The state of Minnesota has been discussing the issue of injuries in sports for some time now, but recently, the MSHSL released new regulations for baseball in regards to injuries due to pitching. These new regulations include monitored pitch counts and recovery time. This means that and pitcher at the varsity level has a maximum of 105 […]

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Philando Castile Court Case To Move?

Philando Castile Court Case To Move?

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The attorney’s for the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile are trying to get the court case moved out of Ramsey County. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second degree manslaughter along with two other felonies when he fatally shot Castile last summer. His defense attorney’s are arguing that because of all the publicity […]

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92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

92-Year-Old Ping Pong Player

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. Nearly 20 years ago today, Willie Scheel had half of his larynx removed after a bout with cancer; but cancer hasn’t kept him from doing what he loves- ping pong. An avid ping pong player and community member he hasn’t slowed down not even at 92-years-old.  He continues to deliver meals accompanied by his wife of 58 years, Gloria through the program […]

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Left Without A Fighting Chance

Left Without A Fighting Chance

  ST. CLOUD, Minn;  Grnd Forks is known to be a town that revolves around hockey, but recently a huge announcement left the hockey world stunned. Word broke that the University of North Dakota Women’s Hockey program had been cut from the university. “For the WCHA in general it just is a big hit. They are obviously a great competitor […]

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Twins Announce Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower

Twins Announce Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower

The Minnesota Twins will be opening their season next Monday on April 3rd against the Kansas City Royals. Twins have also announced the ceremonial first pitch thrower. It will be former bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek (STALE-MAZ-EK). Stelmaszek is the longest tenured coach in Twins history, he was the bullpen coach from 1981-2012. He will be throwing the first pitch to […]

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Giving Back to Baseball

Giving Back to Baseball

ST. CLOUD, Minn; One local man found a way to give back to his community and the sport of baseball. Brett DeGagne grew up in the Sauk Rapids area and played baseball for Sauk Rapids High School. DeGagne then went on to play Division one baseball for the university of North Dakota. “I was kind of a reliever and then […]

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Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is put on a federal list by President Donald Trump for failure to cooperate with holding detainees for immigration officials. Trump’s executive order in January requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to document local jurisdictions  that aren’t cooperating with federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally. The federal list involves about 50 other city and […]

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez Trial to be Possibly Moved

Officer Jeronimo Yanez Trial to be Possibly Moved

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez defense attorney’s have asked for the case to be moved outside of the Twin Cities area due to the publicity of the case in the media. The attorney’s have been keeping track of how many times the case has been mentioned on the metro’s TV stations websites. With100 search’s on Fox 9 and KSTP, another 80 on […]

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Minnesota’s New Budget Surplus

Minnesota’s New Budget Surplus

St. Paul, Minn State lawmakers were given a pleasant surprise earlier today when the budget surplus was higher than anticipated. Governor Mark Dayton originally thought that the surplus was going to be about the same as it was back in November, when the surplus was at $1.4 billion. The new surplus is at $1.65 billion, and legislators have until late […]

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The Road to Innovation for Minnesota

The Road to Innovation for Minnesota

Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Shawntera Hardy launched the #InnovateMN campaign today. The campaigns focus will outline Minnesota’s culture of innovation by providing stories of successful businesses and entrepreneurs. Lt. Governor Tina Smith said, “Innovation is embedded in our identity. Minnesota annually ranks among the top five states in new patents and is […]

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