Category: State/Region

Flags flying half-staff after death of conservation officer

Flags flying half-staff after death of conservation officer

Governor Tim Walz is ordering flags down to half-staff in honor of a fallen conservation officer. Eugene Wynn died last Friday after being thrown from a boat during a search on Cross Lake. The governor proclaimed Wynn’s excellence, saying that Wynn was an outstanding officer admired and respected by his peers while serving with dignity and pride. All flags at […]

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Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

The partner of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in July 2017 took the stand on Thursday. Officer Matthew Harrity said in his testimony that he caught saw something to the left of the police SUV he was driving. After immediately drawing his gun, Harrity heard Noor fire his weapon, which would be the fateful shots […]

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Dayquan Hodge- Photo Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Teen pleas guilty to stolen SUV crash

A Minneapolis teenager pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide. 18-year-old Dayquan Hodge was accused of crashing a stolen SUV into the side of a pickup in September, killing three people inside. Hennepin County authorities say Hodge was driving at least 80 miles per hour on Cedar Avenue and ran several red lights. Hodge also admitted to smoking marijuana […]

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St. Cloud State Recovery Breakfast

  St. Cloud State is celebrating their second annual recovery breakfast here at St. Cloud State, where students and faculty can encourage and help community members with their recovery. This particular breakfast is focusing on the opioid crisis all over the nation, where one hundred and fifteen people die everyday from opioid use. This makes the opioid crisis the leading […]

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Minnesota House of Representatives. Photo from Flickr.

Insulin access bill facing difficulty in state Senate

Prescription drugs are the focus of recent legislation in Minnesota House committees. In a news conference Tuesday, House Democrats called several bills to attention, including a bill that would make insulin more accessible to the people who need it. 26-year-old Alec Smith of Minneapolis died of diabetic complications in 2017 after rationing his insulin, which cost $1,300 a month, making […]

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Capping Student Loans: Trumps Proposal to Battle Debt Crisis

  The Trump Administration is proposing a new bill that would hopefully start decreasing the national student debt crisis. As of now the national debt crisis is at an all time high of 1.5 trillion dollars, and that number is on the rise.The White House released proposals to reform higher education in the United States, including limits on grad student […]

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Moorhead, MN, April 4, 2009 -- The Red River drowns the roadway and completely covers over a bridge just north of Moorhead, MN. According to local officials, the 2009 spring flood of the river was the highest ever recorded. Mike Moore/FEMA

Moorhead Flooding

The city of Moorhead is looking for volunteers to fill sandbags in anticipation of the Red River spring flood. The National Weather Service says that the Red River has a 10 percent chance of reaching record flood levels. In 2009, the Red River reached 41 feet. Moorhead had to use over 2 million sandbags that year. Spring flooding is a […]

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St Cloud Potholes

St Cloud Potholes

The city of St Cloud is in a battle with the number of potholes showing up around the city. St Cloud Street Maintenance Supervisor Tom Zabinski says that fixing the potholes are top priority. He added that they are trying to get to them as fast as they can, but it looks like it is a banner year for the […]

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Murder at Death Party

Murder at Death Party

A 59-year-old man has been charged with third-degree murder on top of criminal neglect charge for the death of his wife in January. Duane Johnson removed his wife Debra Lynn Johnson from a nursing home in Searles, Minn,. to attend what he called a “death party”. Authorities say Johnson gave his wife methamphetamine because she wanted to party before her […]

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Duluth Police Shooting

Duluth Police Shooting

St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rublin says the police shooting in Duluth in January with Taylor Turek was justified. The investigation concluded that Turek had taken his own life before officers returned fire. Officers were responding to a domestic assault with a weapon on January 13th involving Turek.

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