Category: State/Region

Moose Population Relatively Low

Moose Population Relatively Low

Today, the Department of Natural Resources released the annual moose survey and says the population is at a low for the seventh year in a row. Although the numbers do seem to be stable from last year. The DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr says that while the moose population appears to be stable, the decreasing numbers of the moose are a […]

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ABC Kinder Olympix This Saturday

ABC Kinder Olympix This Saturday

This Saturday, February 17th, Whitney Recreation Center is hosting the ABC Kinder Olympix. There will be filled with fun activities for children six and under to explore letters and numbers while improving their reading skills and healthy lifestyles. The fun activities for the children will include inflatables, arts and crafts, obstacle course, alphabet games, healthy snacks and much more. It […]

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16 Year Old Receives Plea Offer to Reduce Felony Charges in Killing

16 Year Old Receives Plea Offer to Reduce Felony Charges in Killing

A 16-year-old from Sibley County who killed a bicyclist while using her cell phone and driving has received a plea deal from the Sibley County Attorney’s Office to reduce felony gross negligence to misdemeanor reckless driving. The teen killed 56-year-old Phillip Ilg while he was biking in June of 2017 when her cell phone distracted her from the road. The […]

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Embracing the Elements at SocialICE

  From live music, to hand carved ice sculptures, SocialICE offers something for everybody. This event hosted in Rochester, Minnesota happens once a year in the downtown area’s Peace Plaza. SocialICE also offers a unique experience that residents have taken a liking to.  “It’s a fun event, it’s something different” said Rochester resident Archna Patel. “It’s something that I can […]

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Adrian Peterson Ordered To Pay Thousands Of Dollars

Adrian Peterson Ordered To Pay Thousands Of Dollars

Former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been ordered to pay around $600,000 from the court after defaulting on a loan from the Crown Bank of Edina. He was sued back in November after failing to pay the balance of a $2.4 million loan he took out in May 2016. Peterson had defaulted on the loan back in October 2016, shortly after injuring his […]

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Truck Parking

Truck Parking

Minnesota – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is renovation parking at seven rest areas throughout the state to help truck drivers find safer parking. Dan Rowe, state project manager, says the initiative will help with safety, save time, and reduce fuel consumption for truck drivers. In-pavement sensors that detect trucks will be installed in the pavement of these rest areas to […]

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PolyMet Copper-Nickel Mine

PolyMet Copper-Nickel Mine

AURORA, MINN. (AP) – About 450 people gathered at Mesabi East High School on Wednesday in support of the first two public meetings on key permits for proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. Minnesota house speaker Kurt Daudt said that PolyMet has done everything to show that they can meet the state’s environmental standards. Polymet also wants to prove that they represent growth […]

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Zimmerman Group Home Knife Threat

Zimmerman Group Home Knife Threat

Zimmerman, MN – Billy Ray Wayne Vogt, a 24 year old resident of Zimmerman group home, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Vogt was reported to have threatened to stab an employee. Then, he pulled one of the employees down a flight of stairs as they tried to flee up some stairs to get away. The employee that fell backwards down […]

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Maple Grove Shooting

Maple Grove Shooting

  MAPLE GROVE, MN – Maple Gove police have reported that one of their officers shot and critically wounded a person after they were confronted with a knife. The Police officers had been responding to a 911 call in the northwestern Minneapolis suburb on Wednesday. The officers were confronted by a person wielding a knife, and one of the officers shot and wounded […]

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3M CO. Contaminated Water

3M CO. Contaminated Water

The Minnesota Department of Health has found that drinking water contaminated by 3M Co. has not caused higher rates of cancer or low birth weights. The contamination issue stems from the companies manufacturing of non-stick PFCs in the 1940’s The results were released by the Star Tribune on Wednesday before the state’s lawsuit against 3M goes on trial next week, but results found by an […]

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