Day: March 13, 2019

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

President Nicolas Maduro’s government scrambled today to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the country’s second largest city, while China offered to help the OPEC-member nation end its worst blackout on record. Power had returned to many parts of Venezuela after a nationwide outage last week, with the country’s main port terminal of Jose, which is crucial […]

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Version Wireless 5G Network

Version Wireless 5G Network

A big announcement today. Verizon Wireless announced that next month the are ready to start distributing a “5G” phone network. This next generation technology will cost customers $10 more on to their normal bill. The offer is only through unlimited plans which currently stand at $75 for one person. 5G phones are planned to come out this year. It is […]

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A Britney Spears Musical Headed to Broadway

A Britney Spears Musical Headed to Broadway

An upcoming musical comedy is set to feature the music from the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears. The show titled “Once Upon a One More Time” will put a twist on certain fairy tale stories and characters. The musical is set to twenty three of Spears’ songs. Some of Britney’s hottest hits include …Oops I Did it Again, Toxic, Gimme […]

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Melting snow triggers flood warnings in Upper Midwest states

Melting snow triggers flood warnings in Upper Midwest states

Rain and melting snow have triggered flood warnings in the upper Midwest, in contrast of the blizzard conditions of primary concern in other states.  A flood warning has been posted for the Eau Claire area and into southeastern Minnesota, while many rivers around Wisconsin are expected to reach flood stage over the next few days.  A flood watch has been […]

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Minnesota Child Care Fraud

Minnesota Child Care Fraud

The states legislative auditor released a report on the fraud in the states child care program today. This report follows allegations that money from this program was being set to overseas terror organizations. Minnesota lawmakers asked for the report after TV reports last year that fraud in the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program was nearly $100 million annually.

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Zebra Mussels Invade

Zebra mussel larvae has been detected by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in northern Minnesota’s Red Lake. Typically, the presence of Zebra mussel larvae means that there is a reproducing population. While no adult Zebra mussels have been identified, it is most likely that the larvae came from adult reproduction within the lake. Gary Montz, a research scientist for […]

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Mille Lacs Lake Walleye

For all of the anglers out there, Minnesota officials say that for the first time since 2015, anglers will be allowed to keep a Walleye during open-water season on Mille Lacs Lake. Fisherman will be able to keep a Walleye that is between 21 and 23 inches in length, or over 28 inches long. The fishing opener begins May 11 […]

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New E-Cig Law

New E-Cig Law

New regulations on E-Cig flavors sales are being moved forward by US Health Regulators. The plan of the new guidelines is to keep E-Cigs out of the hands of teenagers who are under the age of 18. The guidelines would restrict sales of flavored products in stores by customers verifying their age or age-restricted areas for vaping products According to […]

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Northern Lights Express

A $600 million dollar passenger train has been proposed by Amtrak. The Northern Lights Express rail line would run four round trips per day between Minneapolis, the ports of Duluth, and Superior, Wisconsin. The project would be funded through local matching funds and federal grants. According to Superior, WI Mayor Jim Payne, the rail line could boost the areas economy […]

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Winter storms ground flights, close interstates in the west

Winter storms ground flights, close interstates in the west

1,000 flights into Denver have been canceled as winter storms are expected to blanket parts of Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado.  State and local government workers were told to stay at home, and school was cancelled in many places Wednesday in places where more than a foot of snow and winds as high as 80 mph were expected.  […]

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