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School Altercation in Owatonna

School Altercation in Owatonna

Two students have been charged following an altercation with police at Owatonna Senior High School this week that stemmed from racist comments made on social media. Owatonna police says some students posted racist comments over the weekend that were directed at black students at the school. Students tell KMSP-TV the situation escalated when another racist social media post was made […]

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Domestic Assault in St. Cloud

Domestic Assault in St. Cloud

A St. Cloud man is charged with allegedly pushing his girlfriend, spraying her with mace, and spitting on her.  39 year old Rogdrick Singleton, was charged with previous convictions of terroristic threats and two other counts of felony domestic assault.  The woman involved in the assault said Singleton held a cordless drill up to her face and pushed her through […]

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St Joseph Fire

This past Friday, St Joseph Fire Department responded a barn fire at the home of 61-year-old Norbert Walz. Walz accidentally nicked the breaker box on the barn in attempts to clear snow resulting in the barn to go into flames. He is thankful that he was able to save all of his livestock from harms way. St Joseph Fire Department […]

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Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Bemidji Police Fatally Shot Armed Suspect

Bemidji Police Fatally Shot Armed Suspect

(BEMIDJI,MINN)UTVS-Bemidji Law Enforcement officers have fatally shot an armed suspect after struggling over a gun. After making a traffic stop late Wednesday night, officers discovered a passenger had a warrant out for their arrest. After the passengers were ordered out of the vehicle, the officer noticed the passenger had a handgun. The officer and passenger struggled for control of the […]

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Explosion in Makato

Explosion in Makato

An explosion in North Mankato has injured two people. The explosion happened at Allstate Peterbilt when employees were working on a garbage truck. The truck started to leak compressed natural gas into the shop. The shop was then evacuated and an explosion happened. One of the men received first and second degree burns and was transported to a St. Paul […]

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Schwan’s Home Delivery Sold to South Korea Company for $1.8 Billion

Schwan’s Home Delivery Sold to South Korea Company for $1.8 Billion

(BLOOMINGTON,MINN)UTVS- The deep-rooted Minnesota food distributor, Schwan’s Co, was bought by South Korea’s largest food company. The company known for home deliveries was bought by CJ Cheiljedang for $1.8 billion dollars. Cheiljedang will hold 80% stake in Schwan’s and will control all businesses that serve restaurants, grocery stores and other retailers. The other 20% of the stake will remain with […]

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Former Minnesota Superintendent Accused of Embezzlement

Former Minnesota Superintendent Accused of Embezzlement

  MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – A federal count of bribery has been added to charges against a former Minnesota superintendent who has been accused of embezzling public funds. Prosecutors say the former Shakopee schools chief, Rod Thompson, used his position of authority to solicit a construction company to embezzle money. Additionally, authorities say Thompson embezzled more than $70,000 from the district […]

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Teen Found Guilty in the Murder of Minneapolis Man and Baby

Teen Found Guilty in the Murder of Minneapolis Man and Baby

(MINNEAPOLIS)UTVS-19-year-old Jquan McInnis has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. McInnis shot and killed 20-year-old Gustav Christianson II and seven-month-old Jayden Redden in the back seat of a car after a dispute between Christianson and Redden occurred. Hennepin County District Court Judge Jeannice Reding informed the prosecutors and defense attorneys of her verdict earlier in the week.

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PolyMet Mine Permit Approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

PolyMet Mine Permit Approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

(St. Paul, MN) UTVS – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit to a copper-nickel mine in North Eastern Minnesota. The permit was given to PolyMet Mining Inc. who says they can operate the mine without affecting the lakes near by while adding much needed jobs. The company still needs to receive water and air quality permits from […]

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