Day: April 5, 2018

Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday that he will run for governor again eight years after leaving the office. Pawlenty had been treated as a candidate by the GOP for some time before his announcement and will look to lead the field for Republicans in the gubernatorial race this November. The Democratic race is still uncertain to replace Mark Dayton as he […]

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Sentencing for Minneapolis Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

Sentencing for Minneapolis Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

Michael Campbell, a Minneapolis resident, has been sentenced Thursday for his conviction of vehicular homicide. Campbell will serve four years in prison for the crash that resulted in the death of his girlfriend Ria Patel in September 2017. He ran from the scene in northeast Minneapolis after colliding with a stoplight and was arrested two days later in Wright County. Campbell claimed […]

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Anoka Tech Lockdown

Anoka Tech Lockdown

It was a tense afternoon for Anoka Technical College when the school went into lockdown. Anoka Technical College tweeted the all-clear early Thursday afternoon about an hour after the school went into lockdown. Authorities later stated everyone at Anoka Tech is safe and that there was no active shooter. The reason behind the lockdown is still unknown. A technical college […]

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New Safety Tool for SCSU Students

(UTVS) ST. CLOUD – College campuses across the country are always looking for more ways to keep their schools safe. At St. Cloud State University, public safety has released an app for your phone that includes many different features to help students feel more safe and also more connected while on their college campus. Director of St. Cloud State University […]

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Dayton To Stop Augsburg Professor Deportation

Dayton To Stop Augsburg Professor Deportation

Governor Mark Dayton is requesting federal immigration officials to no deport a college professor back to Kenya. Dayton sent a letter Wednesday to Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, asking him to allow Mzenga Wanyama to stay in the United States. Professor Mzenga Wanyama of Augsburg University moved to the United States in 1992. After he […]

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Drug Driving Conviction in Sherburne County

Drug Driving Conviction in Sherburne County

Authorities convicted a man of driving while on drugs, after a crash in Sherburne County last year. 37 year old Juan Garcia-Morales was found guilty of criminal vehicular homicide for the death of 33 year old Mathew Barthel. Barthel was on his way to work in the Monticello school district when he was hit by the vehicle and killed on […]

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Traffic Drug Stop

On Monday, April 2nd, a Benton County Police Sergeant pulled over Joseph Elwin Depa for a broken tail-light on his green sedan. After approaching the car, the officer recognized one of the passengers as Lisa Robin Platz, who had an outstanding felony warrant. While speaking to the driver, officers became suspicious that there may be drugs in the vehicle. With assistance […]

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20th Aniversary of the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program

20th Aniversary of the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program. Since 1998 volunteers have been collecting data on stream clarity from bodies of water across Minnesota. This data has been used to make sure the water remains usable for recreational activities, such as fishing and swimming. Starting with 17 volunteers monitoring 22 sites, the program has […]

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Cold Twins Home Opener

After days of shoveling, target field is finally ready for opening day. It took more than 70 employees and shovels to clear the field for this afternoon’s game. Employees had to turn to hot water to melt the snow and ice from the stands and concourse. Fans attending the game are urged to dress warm as the game is expected […]

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Update on the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System

Update on the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System

Further investigation into the Minnesota Licensing and Registration Systems pinpointed what caused the system to struggle since its release in July. Law firm Everett & VanderWiel found that Former Chief Business Technology Officer Paul Meekin mishandled testing and management tasks such as communication and staffing. Meekin claims he was unaware of the problems before the release, and that having one person […]

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