Month: November 2018

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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With the season of giving upon us many organizations are looking for volunteers to help out at their events. The St. Cloud area has more than 180 community service partners looking for help this holiday season. The Retirement and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP has over 1,000 active volunteers who are 55 or older and they are always looking for […]

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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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Weed transportation

(BILLINGS, MONT.) – A Minnesota couple is pleading guilty to drug distribution charges after authorities found 960 pounds of marijuana in their RV. Steven and Vicki Robinson of Milaca face a minimum of five years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday. The RV was located in a Walmart parking lot after authorities were tipped off. They followed the RV […]

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The Trial of El Chapo

The Trial of El Chapo

    A former member of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, is testifying on behalf of the United States government in New York for the notorious drug lord El Chapo. Jesus Zambada details instances explaining how the cartel paid bribes to high ranking officials and authorities to protect its massive drug operations. Zambada went as far as to say Guzman […]

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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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