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Hill-Murray Nicholas Center Teachers Go Above and Beyond For Their Students

Hill-Murray Nicholas Center Teachers Go Above and Beyond For Their Students

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to take a toll on our nation, schools ranging from elementary to college are being shut down and moving forward with online learning for the rest of the school year. Teachers have been forced to recreate their curriculum to fit the restrictions of at home learning. Without the resources provided at schools, this has […]

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How the COVID-19 outbreak will Change the Way You Vote

How the COVID-19 outbreak will Change the Way You Vote

The COVID-19 outbreak has not only affected the day to day lives of Americans, but it has also shaken up the Democratic primary season. Many states have postponed their primaries until June with fear it could disrupt the general election in November as well.   Capitol Hill is divided on this issue as top Democrats are pushing for alternative means to voting while Republicans raise […]

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WIC Foods in Limited Supply: Minnesotans Urged Not to Choose WIC Products

WIC Foods in Limited Supply: Minnesotans Urged Not to Choose WIC Products

(Minnesota)- Moms struggle to feed children through WIC vouchers as shelves are wiped clean by shoppers concerned about COVID-19.   What is ‘WIC’? While walking around in the grocery store, you may have noticed ‘WIC’ labeled on some of the price tags. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children program; a program designed to help low-income families with nutrition and […]

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Essentia Health to reduce staff in wake of COVID-19

Essentia Health to reduce staff in wake of COVID-19

(Duluth, MN) As the coronavirus continues to impact the state of Minnesota, Essentia Health in Duluth announces new plans to further prepare for the expected increase of patients infected with COVID-19. Those plans include placing 500 employees on special administrative leave as it considers the financial impact of canceled surgeries, appointments, and other non-emergency medical services as a result of […]

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E-Learning at Farmington High School

E-Learning at Farmington High School

(Farmington, MN) —  The spread of Covid-19 has caused many schools to shut their doors and move education online, including St. Cloud State University.  Because of this many reporters and writers at UTVS News are back in their hometowns.  I am currently back home in Farmington, Minnesota where the local school district 192 is starting up their online schooling this […]

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Citizens of North Dakota pushing to block evictions

Citizens of North Dakota pushing to block evictions

Multiple groups within North Dakota are asking governor Doug Burgum to block both evictions and foreclosures. The request comes after the economic struggle many are facing due to the current pandemic caused by COVID-19. The groups that are specifically requesting the block are most notably the North Dakota Famers Union and the American Civil Liberties Union. North Dakota has yet […]

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Andover fire, kills one and injuries two others

Andover fire, kills one and injuries two others

Two teenage boys are in the hospital and one man is dead after a fire broke out in an Andover home early Tuesday morning. Officials state that the fire broke out around 3:30AM on Tuesday in the garage of the home, and quickly spread to the rest of the house. The Star Tribune reports that the man who died in […]

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Alexandria fire put out

Alexandria fire put out

The fire that started in downtown Alexandria yesterday has finally been extinguished. Investigators are now on the scene trying to figure out what exactly caused the blaze. More than 100 firefighters were on the scene for the fire that destroyed four local businesses. RM Tattoo, Raapers Eatery and Ale, Charlie’s Bazaar, and Little Darlings Boutique were all destroyed from the […]

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Minneapolis gang members sentenced

Minneapolis gang members sentenced

Five members of a south Minneapolis gang have been sentenced to prison for violent drug trafficking conspiracy. The various crimes convicted were for violent gang activity, trafficking of crack cocaine, and illegal firearm possession. It is also rumored that there were heroin and possibly marijuana sales surrounding the gang member’s activity. Those convicted were 30 year-old Alkwan Kwame Lawson-Holiday, Le-Keith […]

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Minneapolis nightclub shooting

Minneapolis nightclub shooting

One is dead and another injured after a shooting at a Minneapolis nightclub this weekend. The shooting early Sunday at ‘Rogue in the Lounge’ is under investigation, with no arrests or identified victims as of yet. This is not the first incident of violence at the venue. The Star Tribune reports that there have been two other violent incidents inside […]

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