Category: State/Region

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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St. Cloud to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2018

St. Cloud to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2018

ST CLOUD, Minn. – The iconic Minnesota hockey tradition, Hockey Day Minnesota will be coming to St. Cloud next year. “I think it’s great to be able to showcase what we have here in terms of our hockey culture and community,” said Eric Rud, St. Cloud State Head Women’s Hockey Coach. It was announced last night before game 4 of the […]

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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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Interim Sheriff Named Following Sanner Retirement

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – After holding the position for fourteen-years, Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner stepped down Monday. Because the Stearns County Board of Commissioners was unable to name a new sheriff, Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold, whom Sanner named as his recommendation, has filled the role, but how long remains the question. The Stearns County Board of Commissioners approved a […]

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Authorities Searching For Kidnapping Suspect

RICE, Minn. – Authorities are actively searching for the man suspected of kidnapping and possibly sexually assaulting a teenage boy, according to the Rice Police Department. Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, officers made contact with an 18-year-old man who told them he had been kidnapped, physically assaulted, and possibly sexually assaulted. The man told officers he was walking along a road […]

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Minnesota Commissioner Dies From Infection Complications

ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to the office of Governor Mark Dayton, the leader of Minnesota’s Bureau of Mediation Services passed away Tuesday following complications from a staph infection. Josh Tilsen, 67, became ill last week and is condition, “quickly worsened,” according to Dayton’s Chief of Staff Jaime Tincher. Tilsen died Tuesday morning with family present. Governor Dayton had this to say […]

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Sheriff Sanner Says Goodbye

Sheriff Sanner Says Goodbye

In Stearns County, Sheriff John Sanner says goodbye to the department where he has worked for 33 years. On Monday evening, Sanner’s retirement became official and he was recognized at a reception at the Stearns County Administration Center. The County Board of Commissioners is discussing who will fill out the rest of Sanner’s term, which ends in 2018. Sanner started […]

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Little Falls Minnesota Investigation

Little Falls Minnesota Investigation

In Little Falls Minnesota, investigators have found new evidence in the case of Terrance Brisk. Last November, Brisk was found dead on his property after hunting alone. Initially, police thought that Brisk was shot by another hunter on accident. But with the new evidence, investigators say that it leads them to believe that Brisks’ death was a homicide. Sheriff Shawn […]

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Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

In St. Paul, the Minnesota Legislature are returning back from break with budget battles to solve. Legislature leaders need to bridge divides with Governor Mark Dayton, who wants more funding for State programs and fewer tax cuts. The Republican-controlled House and Senate passed their budgets before heading off for vacation. There are only five weeks remaining in the legislative session.

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St. Cloud State Hosts Harlem Globetrotters

St. Cloud State Hosts Harlem Globetrotters

ST. CLOUD, Minn – Fans were able to see some high-flying entertainment on the night of Wednesday, April 12 at Halenbeck Hall on the St. Cloud State campus, as the Harlem Globetrotters came to St. Cloud as part of their 2017 World Tour. “I was pretty amazed at the way they do their tricks. I can’t believe how high they […]

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