Month: April 2019

Gasoline Tax Increase

Gasoline Tax Increase

The Minnesota House passed the state Governor, Tim Walz’s plan to increase the gasoline tax by 20-cents per gallon.  The vote ended 74-58 as the Democrats seek a stable revenue source for bridge and road improvements.  The new tax would increase by 5-cents for the next four years until it reaches it’s fullest level, the Senate and Governor still need […]

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Gun Control Proposals

Gun Control Proposals

The Minnesota House narrowly approved a public safety bill that included two gun control proposals.  House Democrats included a provision to require background checks for all gun transfers and another measure that would allow authorities to temporarily confiscate guns from those deemed a threat to themselves or others.  Republican Senate Majority Leader, Paul Gazelka says the two proposals are a […]

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Police Shooting Trial

Police Shooting Trial

The deliberations for the trail of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed women resumed on Tuesday.  Police officer Mohamed Noor is being charged with murder and manslaughter for killing Justine Damond in 2017.  Damond called 911 to report a rape in the alley next to her home during the incident.  Noor testified that he shot Damond […]

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Lake Calhoun- Photo Credit: MPR news release

Name-change conflict at Lake Calhoun

The Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the Department of Natural Resources did not have the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis has run into problems in attempt to change the name of the lake from the name of pro-slavery southerner and former Vice President John C. Calhoun. Property owners fought the change last […]

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Photo Credit: Minnesota Department of Health

STDs continue to increase in Minnesotans

Sexually Transmitted Diseases continue to increase in Minnesota this year, according to a release by the Minnesota Department of Health. There was a sharp increase in congenital syphilis from 2017 to 2018, which is found in an infant at birth. Congenital syphilis can cause serious issues such as miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, and birth defects, according to the release. “With […]

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Photo Credit- Benton County Jail

SCPD arrest suspect in shooting on 5th Avenue and Wilson

St. Cloud officers arrested a 19-year-old suspect from Howard Lake, Minn. and transported him to Benton County Jail on the pending charges of second degree assault and reckless discharge of a firearm. Police responded to the incident the night of April 23 when a gunshot was heard in the alley between 5th Ave. and Wilson. A handgun and packages of […]

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Interstate 94 Closure

Interstate 94 Closure

Beginning today Minnesota driver’s are to expect stop-and-go delays while parts of Interstate 94 are reduced to a single lane between County Road 159/St. John’s Road near Collegeville and Highway27/County Road 3 near Osakis. This road closure will occur Monday’s through Friday’s and is said to be finished in mid-May as crews fix gravel shoulders along the interstate. For real-time […]

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Renaming of State Park

A local state park on the St. Croix River rename proposal has been dropped after strong opposition for local residents. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler proposed renaming Interstate Park after former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mondale helped preserve the St. Croix and other waterways in the 1960s by sponsoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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Potential Barbecue Turns Deadly

Potential Barbecue Turns Deadly

The search for a place to barbecue turned deadly for one woman, who police say collapsed after a fight over a parking spot in Philadelphia. Authorities say 57-year-old Lourdes Estremera had set up a grill in the parking spot on Friday night. Another woman drove up and wanted to park in the spot, and the two started arguing. The dispute […]

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Potential Human Remains Found At The Boundary Waters

Potential Human Remains Found At The Boundary Waters

Authorities in Minnesota say they have recovered possible human remains in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says remains were found Thursday scattered in the vicinity of a campsite where federal officers believed a New Mexico man was spending the winter camping in the forest. Officers earlier this month located the campsite near the […]

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