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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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Parking Lot Shooting

Parking Lot Shooting

A shooting that took place in a grocery store parking lot in Moorhead is still under investigation by authorities. Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, a man with a gun approached a vehicle where a few people were sitting. After an altercation occurred between them, the man fired into the vehicle. One juvenile was hit and has been released from the […]

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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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Hennipen County Jail Escapee Has Short Lived Freedom

Hennipen County Jail Escapee Has Short Lived Freedom

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – The short lived freedom for Hennepin County Prison escapee has come to an end. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recaptured an inmate that escape at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Michael Simon, 57, was caught on surveillance footage running down streets. The U.S. Marshal Service and local law enforcement officers and agencies eventually arrested Simon in Little […]

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Meeker County Assault

Meeker County Assault

Around two in the morning on Sunday morning, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an assault that took place in the 400 block of Meeker Avenue North. After authorities attained a search warrant, they were able to retrieve the gun along with some drug-related items. Authorities say Michael Downham of Watkins was engaged in an argument and it […]

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St. Paul Businesses Destroyed

St. Paul Businesses Destroyed

On Saturday night, two St. Paul businesses got destroyed by a fire. Clean Cuts Barber Shop and Avenue Grocery shared a building which caught on fire, and now the two businesses are destroyed as a result. There was also an apartment upstairs which was home to two people but they were not home at the time of the fire. Nobody got injured, […]

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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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Pinball inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame.

National Toy Hall of Fame Sure Plays a Mean Pinball

Pinball is being inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with two other iconic toys, Uno and the Magic 8 Ball. The inductees were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that included other nominees such as Tic-Tac-Toe, chalk, and Chutes and Ladders. The National Toy Hall of Fame is located inside the Strong Museum in Rochester, New […]

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