Category: News

Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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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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Teenager Flips Car in Avon Township

Teenager Flips Car in Avon Township

A young man flipped his car into a ditch on the intersection of County Road 156 and County Road 9, in the Avon Township. The accident took place around 3pm on April 25. He was trying to pass a school bus when an oncoming vehicle came around a corner at him. The young man drove into the ditch to avoid colliding […]

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Dayton for “50 by 30” Standard

Dayton for “50 by 30” Standard

Governor Dayton showed his support for the “50 by 30” standard today at a meeting with Climate Generation student activists. He stated, he wants to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren with a “stronger clean energy economy.” With the current Next Generation Energy Act, Minnesota has supported 57,000 jobs which has provided over one billion dollars I […]

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Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota State Representative Erin Maye Quade is hosting a 24 hour sit-in on the House floor to protest the lack of gun laws enacted this year. State Representative Maye Quade has been joined by several other Democrats and one Republican to discuss Minnesota incidents of gun violence resulting in death. The protesters are hoping to push for expanded background checks and […]

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Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Dubuque, Iowa will be closing traffic from Dam number 11 in less then two weeks. The Dam in Iowa was found to have cracks in it that need repairing as soon as possible. It is said to take at least a few days before they can reopen the Dam to ensure that the repairs are functional.

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Child Protection Services Under Lawsuit

Child Protection Services Under Lawsuit

The Minnesota and Dakota county child protection agencies are being sued by parents for illegally removing children from homes and placing them into foster homes in cases of parental discipline. Main plaintiff Dwight Mitchell had his children taken and put into a foster home after his baby sitter told child welfare that Mitchell had spanked his son. Mitchell is the founder of […]

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Bush Hospitalized

Bush Hospitalized

The 41st president has failed to mention in his last tweet that he’s been in the hospital ever since his wife’s funeral. Former President George H.W. Bush sends out a tweet thanking the Houstonians since they made “Barbra’s visitors and guests feel so welcomed.” Bush has been receiving help from the Houston hospital for an infection that is spreading throughout his blood, Bush is said […]

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Fridley Fire

Fridley Fire

One man died and three other residents escaped from a Fridley home fire Friday Night at 8 P.M. Home owner called into the authorities asking for help after his house was struck in flames. Unfortunately, 24-year-old man who was asleep in the upstairs room passed away in the fire. Authorities said they are still investigating the fire but it looks to have started […]

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State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

The Minnesota State Supreme Court is holding a public hearing on Wednesday April 25th on the subject of a 2015 trial project allowing news cameras in criminal courtrooms under certain circumstances and whether to make it permanent. The project allows video, audio, and still photos to be recorded in criminal cases after the defendant has been convicted or pleads guilty, […]

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