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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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American’s Feeling Hopeful After Chauvin’s Conviction

American’s Feeling Hopeful After Chauvin’s Conviction

Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin has just been convicted of all three charges against him. The charges Chauvin faced were one count of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Many feel this is a step in the right direction to hold the justice accountable for the killings by Police Officers. Some felt relieved, some felt sorrow, or maybe a […]

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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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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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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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St. Paul Shooting Believed to Be Murder-Suicide

A man and a woman were shot around 8:30 am on Saturday March 20th in St. Paul. Police investigated the case and believe it to be a murder-suicide case. It is believed that the man shot the woman before ending his own life. The man was pronounced dead on the scene, and the woman was taken to Reigons Hospital where […]

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Minnesota’s first EmPATH unit to open

Minnesota’s first EmPATH unit to open

On March 29, M Health Fairview Southdale will open a new out-patient mental health care clinic. This clinic is the first and only in Minnesota, and one of only a few in the country. EmPATH stands for Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing and the clinics are created to be calming, with natural light and comfortable seating for the patients […]

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Minnesota Colleges Advise Against Traveling for Spring Break

Minnesota Colleges Advise Against Traveling for Spring Break

With spring breaks starting to occur throughout Minnesota, colleges are discouraging students from traveling during these breaks. Health officials advise students to stay home and avoid any exposure to Covid-19 and want to reduce the carrying of the virus. TSA has reported over one million people have been screened each of the past six days across the country due to […]

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Summer learning is crucial after interrupted school year, experts say

Summer learning is crucial after interrupted school year, experts say

Many students in the U.S. could be looking at summer school this year because of the interrupted learning during the pandemic. Even if school is the last place children want to be in the summer, parents are hoping for summer learning to help their kids stay on track. Experts say because of the interrupted study, it is crucial to have […]

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