Category: State/Region

Credit Union Charity

Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union, along with Sartell High School has received the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy award. The award was created in 1999 to honor credit unions who are committed to assisting their local communities and well as contributing to a humanitarian cause. Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union received the honor after partnering with Sartell High School to provide financial […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

The case on Prince’s death has come to an end. Dr. Michael Todd had previously been accused of breaking the controlled substances act by prescribing medication for Prince to his bodyguard. Dr. Todd denies being part of Prince’s overdose but agreed to settle a federal civil violation by paying $30,000. Prosecutors of Prince’s case are filing no criminal charges for the […]

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Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

A Breckenridge father is being charged with the murder of his toddler son after a week long investigation. The boy was found dead on April 10 in the father’s apartment in Breckenridge, Minnesota. According to WDAY-TV, 35-year-old Tracy Brant is being charged with the murder, third-degree assault, and malicious punishment of his 3-year-old son, Winter Barker.

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Minneota Lake and Stream Data Collection

Minneota Lake and Stream Data Collection

With the eventual arrival of spring weather comes thawing lakes. Soon, many Minnesotans will take part in volunteering for the  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to help collect data from lakes and streams. The MPCA uses this data to determine water quality to help maintain and reduce pollution levels of lakes and streams. If levels are acceptable, the water may be appropriate for […]

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Party Bus Update

Party Bus Update

Another teen has been arrested after a fatal shooting in Inver Grove Heights. In March a large fight broke out between 40 -50 teens in front of a movie theater, where a kid was shot and killed. Police said that the shooting was due to rival gang affiliation. Also police have yet to figure out which one of the three […]

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Campus Burner

Campus Burner

On Tuesday a federal judge denied a former student from St. Catharine’s University the request to be released under monitoring while she waits for her trial. Judge Steven Rau told Tnuza Hassan she has to remain in jail while she waits for her trial. Hassan was arrested in January for setting multiple fires to St. Catherine’s University where she acted […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the task force would investigate the violence […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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