Day: February 22, 2018

Rockville House Saved

Rockville House Saved

District Judge Shan Wang granted an appeal to Matt and Kathleen Mimbach, who were previously ordered to tear down their down their home in Rockville due to zoning violations. Neighbors Thomas and Holly Ruether complained the Mimbachs built a new, larger home which encroached on their property on Grand Lake. A Stearns county judge ruled in the Ruether’s favor before Judge […]

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Winter Misery Index

Many would describe Minnesota winters with one word: miserable. State Climatologist and St. Cloud State alum Peter Boulay developed the Winter Misery Index, which demonstrates how “miserability” has changed over the last Century. “Misery” is measured by the number of cold days and snow events a city experiences. We get one point every day the high is less than 10 […]

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Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi Scheme

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 110 months after operating a Ponzi scheme for three years. Jeremy Lundin, 31, tricked investors through his company Big Island Capital from November 2014 until May 2017 to launder their money. Lundin promised his investors that they would gain exponential growth through options trading and in turn he used the investors’ money […]

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MN Reads MN Writes

MN Reads MN Writes

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – Great River Regional Library, along with other Minnesota libraries, is leading the way with new e-book publishing tools. The new tools are to help local authors to connect with local readers. The program named MN Writes MN Reads is a free collection of tools for creating, publishing, and sharing e-books. The program is both for aspiring […]

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Garage death conviction

Garage death conviction

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Last July an intruder entered the home of John Michael Erickson and was beat to death with a steel pipe when he came in contact with the home owner. Erickson grabbed his steel pipe after the two began to fight and started hitting the intruder until his stopped moving. The intruder was later identified as Allan “Buddy” Bishara Aguilar […]

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Montengro Embassy Explosion

Montengro Embassy Explosion

PODGORICA, Montenegro – A man has hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy in Montengro’s capital, Podgorica. The Embassy reports that no one has been injured in the explosion, but a crater was created where it went off. No other material damage other than the crater took place. Police officials say that the suspected man who threw the bomb is […]

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Billy Graham Dies

Billy Graham Dies

MONTREAT, N.C. – Reverend Billy Graham has passed away on Wednesday night sleeping in his home in Montreat, North Carolina. The “Preacher” died at the age of 99. His funeral will take place at Billy Graham Library on March 2. Before then, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan say that Graham’s body will be held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda February 28 and […]

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Falcon 9 take off

Falcon 9 take off

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – On early Thursday morning a Space X rocket was launched at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California creating coastal clouds over the Pacific Ocean just west of Los Angeles. After a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on December 22nd California citizens took to social media to appreciate the way the clouds look […]

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