Category: Featured Stories

Daunte Wright Funeral Held in Minneapolis

Daunte Wright Funeral Held in Minneapolis

Less than 48 hours after the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd the funeral for 20-year-old Daunte Wright will take place this afternoon. Hundreds of people paid their respects to Wright in a public viewing Wednesday at Shiloh Temple International Ministries before today’s service. Rev. Al Sharpton is set to eulogize Wright […]

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The United States Department of Justice to Investigate the Minneapolis Police Department

The United States Department of Justice to Investigate the Minneapolis Police Department

Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, AG Merrick Garland, of The United States Department of Justice, announced that they will launch an investigation into Minneapolis Police Department. This announcement comes just one day after Chauvin was convicted. Garland says they are wanting to address the systematic failure. They will be talking to officers about their training and support.  

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Postponed: IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship

Postponed: IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship

Covid-19 concerns left The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) frantic to reschedule after the women’s world hockey championship was postponed. Rene Fasel, IIHF chief said the decision to postpone the event was made last minute by health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada. Teams were set to start traveling to the event over the course of the next two days. Teams […]

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Fatal Car Crash Near Downtown Minneapolis

Two people died and one left hospitalized after a fatal crash in an interstate tunnel near downtown Minneapolis on Sunday night. According to the State Patrol the car was traveling at a high speed when it struck the concrete median wall causing the car’s fuel tank to rupture and the car to burst into flames. Video shows the car entering […]

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Almost 1.5 Million Vaccinated in MN

Almost 1.5 Million Vaccinated in MN

In Minnesota, more than 3.4 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered. Almost 1.5 million people have been fully vaccinated. Of the eligible population, anyone 16 and older, nearly half have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The number of deaths in Minnesota is approaching 7,000 and state leaders still continue to urge residents to wear masks and […]

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Hey, You Okay?

Hey, You Okay?

This week at St. Cloud State University, many student organizations have teamed up to have the annual ‘Hey, You Okay?’ week. This is a series of events that encourages students and faculty to start the conversation about mental health and to decrease the stigma surrounding those conversations. UTVS News Reporter Sydney Wolf was able to discuss the events happening this […]

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Planting Preparations at Munsinger Gardens

Planting Preparations at Munsinger Gardens

Spring has sprung here in the Granite City, and that means big news for attractions like Munsinger Gardens! UTVS Reporter Kenny Johnson was able to get out and talk to some works at the Gardens to find out what they are preparing for this summer! Watch the full story below!

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Prince Philip Dead: Buckingham Palace says Duke of Edinburgh has passed away

Prince Philip Dead: Buckingham Palace says Duke of Edinburgh has passed away

LONDON – Prince Philip his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier this morning. The Palace says that he peacefully passed away at Windsor Castle. The Prince had quite a long life that stretch over a century, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family […]

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Maple Syrup Bottles Photo Credit: Kenny Johnson

Family Sticks Together Through Syrup

With the temperatures warming up fast here in the Granite City – that means the end of the syrup season for many different producers throughout Minnesota. The process relies on both cold and warm weather to freeze and thaw the trees…however a local syrup ranch is still pumping out gallons of syrup before the end of the season. UTVS News […]

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NHL Ref Fired

Former NHL referee Tim Peel was fired by the league on Wednesday… The referees voice was picked up during a game between the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings…  He had said “it wasn’t much but I wanted to get an early penalty against against Nashville”…  Many players weighed in on the situation saying it was a first for him […]

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