Category: State/Region

New Public Safety Campaign for the Mall of America

Bloomington  — With the holiday season being in full swing, the Mall of America is starting a new safety campaign to make shoppers experience safer. The campaign is titled, “See Something, Say Something” in hopes that if a shopper sees something suspicious going on to report it. This campaign is one of many in other cities. The Mall of America […]

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

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Freezing rain affects Central MN

Freezing rain affects Central MN

Central Minn.  —  Freezing rain caused over 400 car accidents in Minnesota over the weekend, with over 300 happening in the metro area. But Central Minnesota also saw its fare share of accidents. Captain Al Kutz of the St. Cloud, MN State Patrol, said from 11pm on Saturday until 10am on Monday, his force responded to 29 property damage crashes, […]

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Gottwalt becomes Chairman

St. Cloud  —   Chairmanship of the House Health and Human Services Reform Commitee was awareded to St. Cloud Representative Steve Gottwalt. Gottwalt’s main priority will be healthcare. He will be making sure that the issue will be brought to the attention of the commitee come January. State Senator Michelle Fishbach of Paynesville was awarded the chair of Senate Higher Education […]

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Families Learn How to Stay Connected to Soldiers

St. Cloud  —  The St. Cloud VA Medical Center is teaching military families how to stay connected to soldiers. The informational meeting will give them information on how to stay connected before, during, and after deployment. The session will be held tomorrow, November 18, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library. The session is free and […]

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Cash-For-Appliances Comes Back Again

St.Paul  —  There will be a wait if you were thinking about signing up for Cash-For-Appliances. This program is offered by the state Office of Energy Security in which the program gives credit to Minnesotan’s for replacing their old appliances with energy efficient ones. Cash-For-Appliances program started up again today and while all of the immediately available refund money has been […]

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Graphic Warning Labels to be on Cigarette Packaging

Graphic Warning Labels to be on Cigarette Packaging

 The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a plan Wednesday aimed at stomping out tobacco use. The FDA will include large, graphic images of  corpses, cancer patients, and diseased lungs and teeth on cigarette warning lables. The plan is part of a law, passed in 2009, which allows the FDA to regulate tobacco. Cigarette makers will have 15 months to comply with […]

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Hunters and Meat Shops Celebrate Opener

Hunters and Meat Shops Celebrate Opener

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New Licensing System Tests Teachers

Minnesota — Minnesota and 18 other states will adopt a new, more demanding licensing system for teachers in 2012. Student teachers will be evaluated on how they perform in the classroom, how they tailor to different students, and how they effectively present material. Minnesota will be the first state to implement the new system and supporters say the Teacher Performance […]

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Terror on 23

Terror on 23

Cold Spring, Minn. —  A local halloween attraction is giving back to the community. Terror on 23 in Cold spring Minnesota is an indoor haunted maze that is sponsored by the Cold Spring Jaycees. Money Raised by Terror will go back to the communites of Cold Spring, Rockville, and Richmond. Terror on 23 is open through Halloween. Also they will […]

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