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by / on December 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Sartell road could get facelift

SARTELL, Minn. – Pinecone road in Sartell could become a lot safer to travel on, as well as see an improvement of traffic-flow. The city finished a study of the road, which included nine roundabouts between Stearns County road 120 and 40th Street North. Traffic has increased on the road which has caused some of the road to be wrecked […]

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by / on December 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm / in Main Menu, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Minnesota drops from Sixth to Third in overall health

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Minnesota has placed sixth among the 50 states for overall health according to the latest edition of America’s Health Rankings, a national health index which is sponsored by the United Health Foundation. Minnesota dropped to sixth in 2014 after ranking third in both 2013 and 2012. However, the index displays Minnesota as it continues to lead […]

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by / on December 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, State/Region

Dayton’s cabinet loses another

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The departure of a top state finance official is triggering a shakeup in Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will step down for a job in the private sector, the governor announced Wednesday. The state’s top tax official, Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans, will take Schowalter’s spot. His […]

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by / on December 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm / in News, Sports, State/Region, State/Region, Top Stories

Ticket Sales Off to a Fast Start for Minnesota Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Ticket sales are off to a fast start for the Minnesota Gophers’ first New Year’s Day bowl game in 53 years. More than 2,500 tickets were snapped up in just one day of sales for the Citrus Bowl. Compare that with the 3,400 total tickets sold for the Texas Bowl last year. The Gophers are allotted […]

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by / on December 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Several banks suing Target Corp.

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A federal judge says several banks suing Target Corp. over its data breach have a plausible case for negligence and can proceed with the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has allowed three of four claims made by the plaintiffs to move forward. The claims allege negligence, failure to provide sufficient security against data […]

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by / on December 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm / in Local, Main Menu, News, St. Cloud State, State/Region, Weather

Surviving the cold

Minnesota winter hasn’t been shy about bringing us bitter temperatures so far this year. With holiday traveling well underway, it is important to remember that your vehicle should be prepared to get you from point A to point B as safely as possible. Michael Harmsen, General Manager of St. Cloud Collision, gave me a list of some things you should […]

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by / on December 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm / in Main Menu, News, State/Region

Kicking off the holiday season with the 26th annual Festival of Lights

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – It’s that time of year again to kick off the holiday season the right way. The 26th annual Festival of Lights is back and you can bring along your family and friends to the St. Cloud Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. The hospital is located at 1406 6th Ave N in St. Cloud. […]

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by / on December 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm / in Main Menu, News, State/Region

Prosecutors seek Minnesota judge’s reconsideration on release of accused ISIS sympathizer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Federal prosecutors are asking a Minnesota judge to reconsider his release of a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Abdullahi Yusuf was arrested last week, six months after FBI agents stopped him at the Minneapolis airport as he prepared to leave the United States. He is charged with one […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm / in Featured Stories, Main Menu, News, State/Region

MnSure looking to sign up remaining residents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state-run health insurance exchange is aiming to sign up the last 5 percent of Minnesota residents without insurance through a multimillion dollar effort. MNsure is using market research and targeted advertisement in its second-year marketing strategy. The goal is to persuade people who think they don’t need insurance, as well as those who think […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm / in Local, News, Sports, State/Region, State/Region, Top Stories

The Twins Want to Make Renovations to Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Twins want to make some renovations at Target Field. The team is asking the ballpark’s operators, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, for permission to expand event space and add a rail bar before Opening Day in 2015. The Twins say the renovations would cost about $2.5 million. The rail bar would replace retail space on the main […]

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