Category: State/Region

New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

A new tax bill is going to vote on the Minnesota House floor. The new legislation aims to help tax filers from running into problems next year by updating Minnesota’s tax code to reflect federal changes. Side effects of the bill includes tax increases for roughly 180,000 Minnesotans. Along with several cuts that previously helped tax payer save money. The […]

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Teenager Flips Car in Avon Township

Teenager Flips Car in Avon Township

A young man flipped his car into a ditch on the intersection of County Road 156 and County Road 9, in the Avon Township. The accident took place around 3pm on April 25. He was trying to pass a school bus when an oncoming vehicle came around a corner at him. The young man drove into the ditch to avoid colliding […]

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Dayton for “50 by 30” Standard

Dayton for “50 by 30” Standard

Governor Dayton showed his support for the “50 by 30” standard today at a meeting with Climate Generation student activists. He stated, he wants to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren with a “stronger clean energy economy.” With the current Next Generation Energy Act, Minnesota has supported 57,000 jobs which has provided over one billion dollars I […]

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Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota State Representative Erin Maye Quade is hosting a 24 hour sit-in on the House floor to protest the lack of gun laws enacted this year. State Representative Maye Quade has been joined by several other Democrats and one Republican to discuss Minnesota incidents of gun violence resulting in death. The protesters are hoping to push for expanded background checks and […]

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Child Protection Services Under Lawsuit

Child Protection Services Under Lawsuit

The Minnesota and Dakota county child protection agencies are being sued by parents for illegally removing children from homes and placing them into foster homes in cases of parental discipline. Main plaintiff Dwight Mitchell had his children taken and put into a foster home after his baby sitter told child welfare that Mitchell had spanked his son. Mitchell is the founder of […]

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Fridley Fire

Fridley Fire

One man died and three other residents escaped from a Fridley home fire Friday Night at 8 P.M. Home owner called into the authorities asking for help after his house was struck in flames. Unfortunately, 24-year-old man who was asleep in the upstairs room passed away in the fire. Authorities said they are still investigating the fire but it looks to have started […]

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State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

The Minnesota State Supreme Court is holding a public hearing on Wednesday April 25th on the subject of a 2015 trial project allowing news cameras in criminal courtrooms under certain circumstances and whether to make it permanent. The project allows video, audio, and still photos to be recorded in criminal cases after the defendant has been convicted or pleads guilty, […]

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Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

A Twin Cities woman has been convicted of third-degree murder after selling fentanyl to a St. Cloud man who overdosed on the drug and died in April 2016. Beverly Burrell, 32, was also convicted of a controlled substance crime by Sherburne County District Court Judge Walter Kaminsky on Monday April 23rd. Burrell was tried over two days in February after […]

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Man Falls Through Thin Ice, Dies

Man Falls Through Thin Ice, Dies

An 82-year-old man has died after his four wheeler fell through the ice on a St. Louis County Lake. Wallace Schulke and his son Mark Schulke both fell through the ice Monday afternoon. Sheriffs deputies were called to Prairie Lake in Fine Lake Township where first responders rescued the two men but were unable to save the fathers life. Mark […]

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Sauk Rapids-Rice Hires New President

Sauk Rapids-Rice Hires New President

The Sauk Rapids-Rice school board has decided to begin negotiations with Karl Nohner to become the new principal at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. Nohner went through several interviews and exercises with school board members, staff, students, and parents as he beat out 17 other applicants for the positions. He has been the assistant principal since 2016. Prior to that, he […]

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