Month: May 2019

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Shakopee man sentenced after large amount of drugs found in home

A Shakopee man has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for extensive drug crimes. The U.S Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Miles Lewis had initially pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in December. His drug trafficking crimes came up to an end when police found 2,238 grams of methamphetamine, 338 grams of […]

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New water systems coming to Minnesotta

New water systems coming to Minnesotta

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority has decided to approve a plan to increase funding for water and infrastructure throughout the state of Minnesota.  The plan will bring an estimated $28.35 million dollars, the funds will mostly be used to fix and change old equipment used in water systems.  “I’m working hard to rebuild infrastructure in every corner of our state,” […]

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MNLARS

Gov. Tim Walz wants the state to pull the plug on the troubled vehicle registration system known as MNLARS. Walz says to replace the system software used by other states. He accepts the conclusions of a expert panel that recommended freezing further development of MNLARS and replace it with a turnkey, packaged software solution. The change will cost taxpayers about […]

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St. Cloud State Public Safety vehicle.

Public Safety vehicles not in compliance with law

St. Cloud State University’s Public Safety vehicles have been informed by the St. Cloud Police department that their security vehicles’ coloring is not in compliance with the Minnesota state law. The St. Cloud Police department received complaints from residents in late April about a security vehicle at the Islamic Center of St. Cloud looking too similar to St. Cloud’s police […]

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Cold Case Solved

A judge in Minnesota has found a man guilty in the 1983 killing of a teenager in Minneapolis. Judge Tamara Garcia filed her verdict Wednesday and plans to follow up with written findings. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says 64-year-old Darrell Rea has been convicted of second-degree murder for the death of 17-year-old Laurie Mesedahl. According to police, Mesedahl was […]

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Duluth Diocese reaches settlement with abuse victims

Duluth Diocese reaches settlement with abuse victims

The Diocese of Duluth has reached a settlement with dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests.  The attorney of the 125 claimants says the agreement requires the Diocese to pay the victims $40 million dollars and release the files of 37 priests who have been credibly accused.  the settlement requires the Diocese and other Catholic […]

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MN rep. Ilhan Omar: Noor conviction ” an important step towards justice.”

MN rep. Ilhan Omar: Noor conviction ” an important step towards justice.”

Minnesota rep. Ilhan Omar said the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohammed Noor in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond is “an important step towards justice” and a victory in the fight against police brutality.  But Omar also pointed out on twitter wednesday that Noor’s conviction comes after numerous acquittals of white officers who killed people of color.  […]

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The Highest Paid Actors as of Right Now

The Highest Paid Actors as of Right Now

With the summer blockbuster season starting up once again, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are about to receive some pretty big paychecks. Ryan Reynolds comes in at number one as the highest paid actors as of right now he is about to pull in twenty-seven million for his next project. Following him it’s a tie be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson […]

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Julian Assange Sentenced

Julian Assange Sentenced

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has been sentenced by British judge to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012.  Judge Deborah Taylor said Assange merited the near maximum sentence because of the seriousness of his crime.  Supporters of Assange chanted “shame on you” at the judge as Assange was led away.

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Midwest Economy

A new report says an April survey of business supply managers hints there will be economic growth in the Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 55.9 last month form 58.2 in March. The survey indexes range from zero to 100. Any score over 50 suggests growth. A score below that suggests decline. The survey covers […]

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