Category: State/Region

Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

The Minnesota Department of Human Services awarded $33 million in grants to health providers to bring mental health services to a majority of Minnesota schools. $11 million will be awarded each year over 3 years in order to offer early identification and services to schools. Services from the program include assessment, care coordination, and trainings. Linked mental health programs are […]

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FBI Agent Is Sentenced After Leaking Government Documents

FBI Agent Is Sentenced After Leaking Government Documents

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS- A former Minnesota FBI agent is scheduled to be sentenced today in the U.S. District Court after admitting he stole and leaked documents to a reporter. Terry James Albury is said to have betrayed public trust when stealing over 70 documents, 50 of which were ‘classified’. Albury will be sentenced Thursday on one count of unauthorized disclosure […]

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Minnesota Lawmaker Apologizes After Livestream Incident

Minnesota Lawmaker Apologizes After Livestream Incident

(ROCHESTER,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota Republican lawmaker apologizes after stealing the microphone from his Democratic challenger on Monday night. During a forum that was livestreamed on the internet, Duane Quam grabbed the microphone from Jamie Mahlberg and continued to rebut a point on education funding. Quam then offered the microphone back, but dropped it in from of Mahlberg after she refused to take […]

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St. Cloud State Students React to Racist Posts Made By Screamtown Owner

The owner of a twin cities Halloween attraction is facing major backlash after he wrote a Facebook post on a private page that was calling for “a zero-tolerance policy with Somalis” and went viral. Screamtown owner Matt Dunn has since published an apology on their Facebook page, but calls for a boycott of Screamtown continue to spread online. It all […]

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Waite Park Arsonist

Waite Park Arsonist

Authorities have finally found the man they believe was responsible for a highly destructive fire after more than three years of investigation. Waite Park Police Chief, David Bentrud says 47 year old Raymond James Curtis has been taken into custody on charges on charges of first and second degree arson. Curtis used to work at the Martin Marietta Granite Quarry […]

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One Man Left Dead After Crash on Interstate 94

One Man Left Dead After Crash on Interstate 94

(ROGERS, MINNESOTA) UTVS- A construction worker was killed and another left injured on Tuesday afternoon after a crash near Rogers on Interstate 94. Vernon Hedquist and Thomas Wood were working in a construction lane when a semi hit a truck from behind and caused the truck to spin into the construction lane and strike both Hedquist and Wood. Hedquist was […]

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Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

  Minnesota residents will be able to begin applying for a REAL ID beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Driver’s license centers in Stearns County and across the state will closed Friday, September 28 while the state updates computer systems in the centers. The system updates are needed to process REAL ID license requests. License centers will remain open for all other […]

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Three Dead After Fatal Minneapolis Crash

Three Dead After Fatal Minneapolis Crash

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)UTVS- A Minneapolis teenager stole an SUV and crashed into a pickup early Sunday morning; leaving three dead. 18-year-old Minneapolis teenager, Dayquan Hodge, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and four counts of criminal vehicular operation by Hennepin County. Hodge had stolen an SUV and was traveling about 80 miles per hour on Cedar Avenue before running a red […]

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Minnesota Department of Health looks to Progesterone to Combat Infant Mortality

Minnesota Department of Health looks to Progesterone to Combat Infant Mortality

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In efforts to reduce infant mortality, the Minnesota Department of Health is highlighting the value of Progesterone for pregnant women. Progesterone is a hormone that a woman’s body naturally makes during a pregnancy and is vital for an infants health. Recent studies show that the practice of Progesterone shots can help reduce the risk of a preterm […]

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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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