Tag: Twin Cities

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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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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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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Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

Apple Valley police responded to call around noon on Saturday, reporting that multiple people had been shot. When authorities arrived, they found two men and one woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds. The oldest of two sons is reported to have shot his younger brother and his mother, before taking his own life. The shooter was 36 year-old Alexander Petrovich, […]

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Library Books Disappear Throughout the Twin Cities

Library Books Disappear Throughout the Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Book cubbies across the Twin Cities have been burglarized in many family neighborhoods. The book cubbies are small mailbox-like structures placed in front of people’s front yards to encourage reading and introduce the trading of personal books. The Saint Paul Pioneer Press says the community has been left without books after the Little Free libraries were […]

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Nurse’s Strike Continues

Nurse’s Strike Continues

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota- The Nurse’s strike in the Twin Cities will continue on to week five. Thousands of nurses have decided to reject Allina Health Hospital’s latest proposal. The results that the proposal was rejected was announced last evening after an all-day voting session. Allina Health says that it is disappointed with the outcome of the voting. Minnesota Nurses Association spokesman Rick […]

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Veteran television anchor retires

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Twin Cities television anchor Diana Pierce has announced her retirement.  After making the announcement last Wednesday Pierce’s last day will be April 22nd. Pierce entered the news world in 1983 as an anchor for the NBC affiliate and most recently has been co-anchoring the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. news.

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Minnesota Man Charged With Conspiring With ISIL

The tenth Twin Cities’ man has been charged with conspiring to help ISIL and is pending a hearing next week. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame made his first court appearance, Thursday, Dec. 10 on charges of conspiracy to provide materials to support the foreign terrorist organization. United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger, the  Special Agent in Charge for […]

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House Republicans release bill to slash Metropolitan Council Chairman’s salary

House Republicans release bill to slash Metropolitan Council Chairman’s salary

          ST. PAUL, Minnesota –  Minnesota lawmakers are in a dispute over the Metropolitan Council Chairman’s current salary. The House Republicans want to slash chairman Adam Duininck’s pay under a bill released this morning. Republicans want to slash Duininck’s pay to $61, 414, from his current salary of $123,000. This pay is newarly twice as much […]

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