Month: March 2019

Fatal Police Struggle

Fatal Police Struggle

A Minnesota man has passed away after an altercation with police late on Wednesday night. The struggle happened outside the Cubs Food in Rochester after the man was pulled over for multiple traffic violations. The man tried to escape from the police but was stopped. After the struggle, the man was subdued, which he became unresponsive. Life saving efforts were […]

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Minnesota House of Representatives. Photo from Flickr.

Insulin access bill facing difficulty in state Senate

Prescription drugs are the focus of recent legislation in Minnesota House committees. In a news conference Tuesday, House Democrats called several bills to attention, including a bill that would make insulin more accessible to the people who need it. 26-year-old Alec Smith of Minneapolis died of diabetic complications in 2017 after rationing his insulin, which cost $1,300 a month, making […]

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Jussie Smollet back in trouble

Jussie Smollet back in trouble

Jessie Smollet has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.  The charges against Smollet were recently dropped but now Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is wanting him to pay the bill.  Mayor Rahm is not the only one upset with the case as President Donald Trump tweeted that the investigation was “an embarrassment to the nation.”  Smollet still […]

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Sexual Assault at North Jr. High

Sexual Assault at North Jr. High

North Junior High School in St. Cloud has responded to a report of sexual assault occurring between an employee and a student. The North administrators took immediate action last week and investigated the incident with district officials and the St. Cloud Police Department. The adult was removed from North Junior High and is no longer working for the school partner […]

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Medal of Honor Given

Medal of Honor Given

President Trump gave his eighth Medal of Honor today, his first to an Iraq War Veteran. Trump will give the medal to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins. The 31-year-old from Montana died in 2007 while saving fellow soldiers from an Iraqi Suicide bomber. The Medal of Honor recognizes military member for acts of bravery against an enemy.  

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Best Small Business for Cities

Best Small Business for Cities

The Chamber of Commerce has released a list of 162 cities ranking the best cities to have a small business in. The list includes three Minnesota cities which includes Rochester at 5, Mankato-North Mankato in 17th and St. Cloud came in 26th on the list. Fargo, North Dakota ranked number one in the list. The majority of the cities on […]

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The Fight For Liberians to Stay in the U.S.

The Fight For Liberians to Stay in the U.S.

A coalition of attorney generals including Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is helping in supporting Liberians in their fight to stay in the United States. Ellison and others have filed a brief on Monday supporting the immigrants in a lawsuit over Trump’s decision to end a humanitarian program. The program allowed the Liberian immigrants to live and work in the […]

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Happy World Theatre Day!

Happy World Theatre Day!

Happy World Theatre Day! Today many people are celebrating the international event including many theatre company’s posting about the event. The celebration acknowledges theatre organizations, companies, schools, actors and of course theatre lovers. The event started all the way back in 1962 by the international Theatre Institute. The holiday is for all those who see the importance of theatrical performance.

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Jayme Closs Trial

Jayme Closs Trial

The man accused of kidnapping 13-year old Jayme Closs and killing her parents back in October appeared in court today. Jake Patterson, the kidnapper, plead guilty to two counts of homicide and one count of kidnapping. The intentional homicide counts would carry out a life sentence in prison. Jayme was held for 88 days about an hour north of Barron […]

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EU refuses to recognize Israeli ownership of Golan Heights

EU refuses to recognize Israeli ownership of Golan Heights

  The European Union Wednesday said it will not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in spite of the U.S. policy reversal on the disputed territory.  Israel captured the Golan from Syria in 1967 war and annexed it in 1981.  The EU Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement that the decision not to change their stance on the […]

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