Day: March 26, 2019

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Charges against the “Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett have been dropped.  Smollett faced 16 felony counts that said he lied to police about a racial and homophobic attack against him in January.  Prosecutors say they’ve reached an appropriate resolution in the case.  Prosecutors offered no detailed explanation for the alleged attack and haven’t said why they made the decision to drop […]

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Teenagers Arrested in Benton County

Teenagers Arrested in Benton County

Five teenagers were arrested after smashing a window and breaking into a River Park building in Watab Township.  A witness reported the teenagers breaking into the building to the Rice Police Department and Royalton Police Department.  When officers arrived at the scene, they found three 17 year old males, one 16 year old female, and one 15 year old female.  […]

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Submerged Pickup in New Richland

Submerged Pickup in New Richland

The body of a New Richland man has been recovered after his truck was found submerged in the Straight River.  According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 71 year old man was the only person found in the truck after it crashed through a guardrail and drove off Interstate 35, near a rest area south of Owatonna, in Steele County.  […]

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Child Care Fraud

Minnesota House Republicans have uncovered a proposal to crack down on fraud in the state’s Child Care Assistance Program and other public programs. A legislative auditor’s report found significant fraud within the child care program which helps low-income parents afford care while they work or attend school. Republican’s Mary Franson and Nick Zerwas say that Democrats need to show that […]

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Russia Probe

President Donald Trump said that he has been abused by a long and unnecessary investigation. On Monday, Trump told reporters that he believes some people have done “treasonous things” and will be “looked at.” The special counsel’s report found no illegal cooperation between the Trump campaign and the Russian government but left to Attorney General William Barr the question of […]

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Budget Framework

Leaders of the Minnesota House Democratic majority have uncovered a budget framework that’s similar to Democratic Governor, Tim Walz’s proposal but adds a freeze on tuition for students at public colleges and universities. The plan also includes more corporate tax loophole closings to raise more money. It also includes the governor’s proposal for increasing the tax on gas by 20 […]

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Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

On Monday, the Trump administration filed an appeal for the entire Affordable Care Act to be struck down. The act known as “Obamacare” has benefited millions of people with taxpayer-subsidized insurance plans, but enrollment is down. The Justice Department is expected to discuss its position in a brief. It is uncommon for the Justice Department to decline to defend a […]

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Trump’s Border Wall

Trump’s Border Wall

The House will fall short of the two-thirds margin needed to override President Trumps first veto. With the votes falling short, Trumps national emergency at the Mexican border will hold. Trump will be able add more than $3 billion to the construction of the wall with this emergency. Democrats in congress have opposed the national emergency from the beginning. Lawmakers […]

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