Day: April 9, 2019

Stearns-Benton Towards Zero Deaths- Photo Credit: Minnesota TZD

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins

Minnesota law enforcement agencies began an extra distracted driving enforcement wave this week. The Stearns-Benton Area Towards Zero Deaths Coalition is taking part in the distracted driving enforcement campaign. According to the Department of Public Safety of Traffic Safety, distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota. Texting citations have climbed 30 percent from 2017 to 2018. Law […]

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Trout season opener- Photo Credit: Minnesota DNR

Trout fishing season opener

Minnesota’s trout fishing season will begin this Saturday, April 13th. Minnesota has roughly 3,800 miles of designated trout streams. “Trout fishing opportunities are improving through investments in trout habitat, angler access, sound land use, and science based management,” said DNR stream habitat consultant Jamison Wendel. Anglers help pay for these improvements when purchasing fishing licenses and trout stamps.

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Dayquan Hodge- Photo Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Teen pleas guilty to stolen SUV crash

A Minneapolis teenager pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide. 18-year-old Dayquan Hodge was accused of crashing a stolen SUV into the side of a pickup in September, killing three people inside. Hennepin County authorities say Hodge was driving at least 80 miles per hour on Cedar Avenue and ran several red lights. Hodge also admitted to smoking marijuana […]

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Attorney Barr New Report

Attorney Barr New Report

Attorney General William Barr says he had a good sense of what the Russia investigations were going to find, weeks before it concluded.  After meeting with special counsel Robert Mueller, Barr “had an inkling” of the findings.  Barr also says Mueller’s thinking was “not a mystery”.  A Redacted version of the report is expected to be released within a week, […]

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Gas Prices in Minnesota

Gas Prices in Minnesota

The busy upcoming summer season means a lot more traveling in Minnesota.  According to the research study by gasbuddy.com, the best days to fill-up you tank for the cheapest price, are on Tuesdays.  Another way to help save money while filling up you car is to not fill-up on Fridays.  This day usually sees the most expensive prices as many […]

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Ethiopia Plane Crash Lawsuit

Ethiopia Plane Crash Lawsuit

The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month, resulted in eight Americans being killed.  One of the eight Americans that were killed in the plane crash was St. Cloud native Mucaad Hussein Abdalla.  The family of the St. Cloud native has filled a wrongful death lawsuit against the plane company, Boeing.  Lawyers that are representing Abdalla’s family believe that Boeing […]

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Sartell Budget Cuts

Sartell Budget Cuts

The budget for next year has yet to be determined for Sartell-St. Stephen school district. A meeting was held on Monday night to vote on a recommended budget of over $1.3 million dollars in reductions. However, the board tied on a three-to-three vote which means the vote failed. The reductions included cuts to transportation, administrative staff and support staff. Superintendent […]

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Trump Immigration

Trump Immigration

President Donald Trump said he does not intend to reinstate the questionable practice of separating migrant families at the Mexican border. However, he said more migrants are heading toward the U.S. through Mexico because the practice is no longer in place. Trump put a stop to the practice last year after footage of caged migrant children at border facilities was […]

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Flood Control Project

Flood Control Project

A federal judge has given the go ahead for work to resume on a massive flood control project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. On Monday, District Judge John Tunheim ruled for the continuation of work on areas of a diversion aimed at steering the Red River safely past the cities in times of flooding. In recent years, the threat of floods […]

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Walz Energy Plan

Walz Energy Plan

According to Governor Tim Walz, his administration is still challenging a regulatory panel’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace the aging Line 3 oil pipeline that spans across northern Minnesota. On Monday, Walz told reporters that the Department of Commerce refiled its appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals last week. The Governor says the appeal shouldn’t slow the […]

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