Day: April 12, 2018

SCSU Participates in Alcohol Awareness Month

(UTVS) ST. CLOUD – As the month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month, St. Cloud State University is finding many ways to participate on campus. The “U Choose” center at St. Cloud State University aims to help students connect with appropriate campus and community resources as well as educate them on responsible behaviors when it comes to the impact of […]

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Firefighters Attacked With Knife

Firefighters Attacked With Knife

(UTVS) Linwood, MN. – An armed arsonist is now behind bars after attacking Linwood firefighters. Authorities responded to a fire inside an RV in Linwood Wednesday night where a man reportedly climbed the roof of the burning home and attacked two of the firefighters with a knife. He was later arrested at the scene. The two victims sustained serious injuries and are currently in medical care.      

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Fatal Police Shooting in Lake Elmo

Fatal Police Shooting in Lake Elmo

(UTVS) – Earlier this morning, deputies responded to an intersection in Lake Elmo where a man was reportedly armed with a weapon and making suicidal threats. Officers attempted to speak to the man and use non-lethal methods to stop him. Later, one deputy fired and shot the man who was later pronounced dead at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Police Chief […]

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Shooting in Lake Elmo

Early this morning a Washington County Deputy shot and killed a man who was armed and making suicidal threats. Deputies received reports of a man with a gun threatening suicide at a Lake Elmo intersection. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation by speaking to the man first, followed by using non-lethal ammunition. Later a deputy fired and shot the man, […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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Tension Over Syria Threats

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States along with it’s allies should reconsider any moves which could shake-up the political climate in Syria. A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov says any attack would have destructive consequences on the Syrian Settlement. This comes after President Donald Trump threatened Russian with a missile strike on Syria. There is an active military hotline […]

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Trump Adminstration Proposal

Trump Adminstration Proposal

  WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has recently proposed a new plan that will require food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing. Officials say that proposal will apply to able bodied people who are applying for specialized jobs, such as operating heavy machinery, and people who don’t have dependents. Emails obtained by The Associated Press found that Agriculture Department officials were […]

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Minnesota Life Expectancy

Minnesota Life Expectancy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A recent study has found that Minnesotans hold one of the highest average life spans in the country. Minnesota was found to be ranked behind Hawaii, California and Connecticut. The study reported that Minnesota residents were ranked fourth for the longest life expectancy and averaging a life span of around 81 years. The study determined that men averaged around […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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An Armed Arsonist Arrested for Attacking Two Firefighters

An Armed Arsonist Arrested for Attacking Two Firefighters

Two Firefighters have been reported to have sustained serious injuries and are currently in medical care after being attacked. A man beat the two firefighters with blunt objects when they responded to put out an RV fire in Linwood Township. After attacking the firefighters, the man climbed atop the burning roof arming himself with a knife. He refused to get down […]

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