Month: February 2019

E-mail scams circulating around St. Cloud State

E-mail scams circulating around St. Cloud State

A series of e-mail scams have made their way to St. Cloud State’s campus, potentially leaving many students and faculty members scrambling for their wallets. St. Cloud State Information Technology says a gift card scam will claim to come from a St. Cloud State employee, but won’t come from a University-issued email. This scam involves questions such as “do you […]

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Nuclear Summit

Nuclear Summit

The nuclear summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have ended after a standoff over U.S. sanctions. Trump claims the breakdown happened due to North Korea’s refusal to empty their nuclear arsenal in exchange for the U.S lifting punishing sanctions on North Korea.  The summit in Hanoi, Vietnam was abruptly cut short. President […]

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Fatal Pickup Game

Fatal Pickup Game

  A Minnesota man is being accused of shooting into a crowd at a pick up football game near Seattle, Washington. William Holly of Eagan has been taken into custody after being charged with the shooting that took place on Thanksgiving day. The shooting led to the death of 21 year old Leuea Loto. Holly was said to have fired […]

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Heroin Traffickers Charged

Heroin Traffickers Charged

Three men are being charged with the conspiracy to distribute heroin in Red Lake MN that led to the shooting murder of two. Franklin Jackson, Kristopher Sullivan and Byran Boardmans’ indictment was announced today by United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald. Sullivan and Boardman were also charged with using and carrying a firearm during the crime. They were said to […]

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Northfield firefighter pronounced dead

Northfield firefighter pronounced dead

A Northfield firefighter died in a snowmobile crash in Rice County. Rescuers found the 37 year old firefighter under his snowmobile that was partially buried by snow during a blizzard last weekend. Chad Van Zullen was pronounced dead at Northfield Hospital early Sunday.    

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Police brutality video released

Police brutality video released

Video of a 2016 incident in which a Minnesota jail officer punched and kicked a black man who pleaded for his life was released yesterday.  Ramsey County Sherff Bob Fletcher released video of the 2016 incident, calling the video “extremely disturbing”.  Former Corrections Officer Travis VanDeWiele pled guilty last month to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and has resigned.  County commissioners said […]

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Bernie vs. Hitler Facebook post removed

Bernie vs. Hitler Facebook post removed

An image posted on Facebook by the Clay County Republican party in western Minnesota that compared Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to Adolf Hitler was removed on Tuesday following accusations that the post was anti-Semitic. State GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says the comment was “not appropriate” and that the state party asked the local unit to remove it. Sanders, who is […]

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Water quality concern grows in the Red River

Water quality concern grows in the Red River

A study released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency expressed growing water quality concerns in the Red River. The study showed that too much sediment is carried in the river to meet Minnesota Standards in place to protect fish and other aquatic life. Several communities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota draw their drinking water from the Red River. […]

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House Democrats vote to subpoena Trump administration officials

House Democrats vote to subpoena Trump administration officials

House Democrats voted to subpoena Trump administrations over family separations at the Mexico border. The subpoena was issued to compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services to present documents on family separations. Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings says he has been trying to get information on more than 2,700 children separated from the border last […]

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The Grand Canyon turns 100

The Grand Canyon turns 100

On 26 February 1919, President Woodrow Wilson established Grand Canyon national park. Today it attracts more than 6 million visitors a year, drawn to its extraordinary beauty. It has also been a home to Native American tribes such as the Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai and Navajo since long before it became a national park. Photograph: Courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park […]

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