Day: March 25, 2019

Soo Locks Reopen

The first ship passed through the Poe Lock today marking the beginning of the 2019 season of Great Lakes Shipping. The locks have been closed since January 15th due to a winter shutdown. During the shutdown, the locks were also repaired and given routine maintenance. In the Detroit district, the Soo Locks along with ninety four other locks are maintained. […]

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Young Woman Killed and Young Child Found Dead

Young Woman Killed and Young Child Found Dead

A man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is due in court. WITI-TV reports that 34-year-old Dariaz Higgins has a preliminary hearing scheduled Monday. Higgins is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Sierra Robinson and wounding another woman earlier this month. He faces several charges including first-degree intentional homicide. The body of Higgins’ 2-year-old daughter, Noelani Robinson, […]

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Father Faces Charges After Murdering His Own Daughter

Father Faces Charges After Murdering His Own Daughter

A jury has been selected in the murder trial of a Florida man who threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Tampa bridge. It took a week for lawyers to agree on 12 jurors and four alternates to decide the fate of 29-year-old John Jonchuck. Prosecutors are slated for opening statements at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pinellas County Courthouse. No […]

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Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

A vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey is hours away, but the governor and legislative leaders are still courting lawmakers. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly have scheduled votes Monday on the legislation backed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, but its passage is far from certain. Murphy said last week he’s been trying to persuade hesitant lawmakers to back […]

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SCSU Names Provost

SCSU Names Provost

The interim provost of Saint Cloud State University, Dan Gordon, has been appointed to the official provost of the university. President Robbyn Wacker officially appointed Gordon which was effective on March 20th. He has been serving as the interim provost since 2016. According to President Wacker, “I have been working closely with him over these past eight months and experience […]

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Huskies Take Number One Seed

Huskies Take Number One Seed

The NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament bracket was released, and the Saint Cloud State University Huskies found themselves in a familiar spot. For the second consecutive season the Huskies are the number one overall seed in the tournament. This did not come as a surprise for most, as the Huskies have been the number one team in the nation for a […]

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Capping Student Loans: Trumps Proposal to Battle Debt Crisis

  The Trump Administration is proposing a new bill that would hopefully start decreasing the national student debt crisis. As of now the national debt crisis is at an all time high of 1.5 trillion dollars, and that number is on the rise.The White House released proposals to reform higher education in the United States, including limits on grad student […]

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restaurant flooded

WAITE PARK, Minn. (UTVS) – Over the weekend crews had to rescue many people who were trapped in a restaurant after flash flooding. Waite Park Fire Chief Jim Aleshire states that 44 people were stuck inside Anton’s restaurant when the Sauk River rose Saturday night. First responders used three boats to get everyone safely out of the restaurant. Property owner […]

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Wiretapped meeting

Wiretapped meeting

TOWSON, Md. (UTVS) – A student at Salisbury University has pleaded guilty to illegally wiretapping a congressional staffer and putting the conversation on Facebook live. 21-year-old Jake Burdett, who is an advocate for Maryland marijuana justice, took part in a rally in front of Andy Harris’ office. Following the rally, he and others met with a member of Harris’ staff. […]

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Minnesota March Madness

Minnesota March Madness

DES MOINES, Iowa (UTVS) – The University of Minnesota basketball team was in action over the weekend at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. After defeating Louisville on Thursday in the first round, they were in action again on Saturday. This game would not yield as good results for the Gophers. It started out bad as the Gophers were down 33-19 […]

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