Category: State/Region

Sartell holds the ‘Monster Dash’

Sartell holds the ‘Monster Dash’

Because the Covid-19 pandemic has affected many families plans for Halloween, the city of Sartell has decided to take matters into their own hands. They decided to hold an event called the ‘Monster Dash’ to at least have a socially distanced Halloween celebration. Our own UTVS Reporter Isabella Kraft was able to attend the event to see how kids were […]

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Covid testing in Minnesota

Covid testing in Minnesota

Many places in Minnesota are starting to switch from nasal coronavirus tests to a new saliva collection test. The test is said to be easy, painless, and can develop results in 48 hours. Saliva tests are supposedly more effective than nasal swabs because they get a bigger sample to test with. Our own UTVS Reporter Alex Cotter was able to […]

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Texas man charged for rioting in Minneapolis

Texas man charged for rioting in Minneapolis

26 year old Ivan Harrison Hunter of Boerne, Texas has been charged with participating in a riot. Hunter has been said to be a member of the group the ‘Boogaloo Boi’s’ who have been often described as violent and anti-government. Members of the group had allegedly discussed committing crimes along with being an armed presence during the riots in Minneapolis […]

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Elk River man sentenced for child pornography

Elk River man sentenced for child pornography

41 year old John Edwin Kuhnel of Elk River has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for possession of child pornography. United States Attorney Erica MacDonald announced the sentencing today and was quoted saying “Despite the many challenges this past year has presented, my office has not lost sight of our commitment to bringing child predators to justice. Prosecuting […]

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Uncovering the vinyl community

Uncovering the vinyl community

Vinyl record sales have been booming this year. Our own UTVS news reporter Kenny Johnson was able to travel to the Twin Cities to uncover why this community has been growing bigger in 2020. Watch the full story below.

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St. Cloud Senate Race: who has your vote?

St. Cloud Senate Race: who has your vote?

This fall in St. Cloud there are two primary candidates running for the senate seat in district 14. First up is the incumbent republican Jerry Relph. Relph has been the senator for the St. Cloud area since winning the district back in 2016 by defeating democrat Dan Wolgamott. Relph was born in Boston, but attended college at Carleton and has […]

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Fairview Health making major cuts

Fairview Health making major cuts

The Minneapolis health care system Fairview Health is being forced to close multiple clinics and to cut hundreds of jobs. The cuts are coming after the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge operating losses for the company. Fairview Health is set to close 16 clinics and around 900 employees. Although Fairview Health had quite a few COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, […]

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Extreme fire conditions today

Extreme fire conditions today

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a red flag warning for southwest and west-central parts of the state. The red flag warning means that there is a possibility for extreme fire conditions. Red flag warnings show weather that makes ideal wildfire conditions. Strong winds and low humidity make this go into effect. The warning is in effect […]

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Emerald Ash Borer discovered in two counties

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in two counties

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in two more Minnesota counties this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) found larvae of the invasive species in the Southwest counties of Carver and Sibley. Emerald Ash Borer has been a common occurrence recently with 25 of 87 counties having the invasive species. The larvae were spotted and confirmed in Carver and […]

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Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

A Brooklyn Park resident and former Twin Cities nonprofit manager has been sentenced to prison for fraud and false statements. Clarissa Lynn Combs, 49, was sentenced to 71 months in prison after conspiring to commit both wire fraud and making a false statement. She originally plead guilty back in December of 2019 and was sentenced today in front of US […]

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