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by / on February 11, 2016 at 7:39 pm / in Health, News, State/Region

Water Testing

Minnesota Health Officials are reviewing water quality testing after looking at samples that are too hot to identify is there are chemical contaminants. Health Officials are testing for chemicals such as cyanide, nitrate, and fertilizer. These samples are supposed to be tested at roughly 40 degrees. The Minnesota Department of Health said today, that they have shipped some samples at […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm / in News, State/Region

ISLAMIC GROUP

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-  A Minnesota man has plead guilty today to supporting the Islamic State. Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame  plead guilty to one-count of supporting the Islamic State with materials. Warsame confessed in a U.S District Court today that he was helping other men from the Somali community in Minnesota to join the fight in Syria. Warsame learned about the Islamic State from you […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm / in Local, National, News, State/Region

Helping Nepal International

St. Cloud, Minnesota-  A local group on the St. Cloud State campus is looking for your help to raise money for Nepal through henna tattoo’s. Back in April of 2015, Nepal was hit by an earthquake that killed over 8,000 people. Shiwani Shrestha, President of Helping Nepal International (HNI) says, “The earthquake that happened in Nepal was really devastating. A […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm / in News, State/Region

Increase in kids with health insurance

MINNESOTA – A recent study finds that more kids in Minnesota have health insurance.  After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 the percentage of uninsured children in the state dropped from 6.3 percent (86,000) in 2013 to 3.5 percent (48,000) in 2014.  The increase in children with health insurance from 2013-2014 saw a major increase with non-White […]

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by / on February 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

New parents who work for the state could have paid leave

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Minnesota workers who are new parents could gain six weeks of paid leave. Governor Mark Dayton announced Tuesday, February 9th a new proposal to offer paid leave to new parents who work for the state. Out of the 35,000 people who comprise the workforce, an estimated 500 employees would utilize the paid leave. Parents of biological or adopted children would […]

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by / on February 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm / in Local, Money, News, Sartell, State/Region

Sartell comprehensive plan update

SARTELL, Minnesota- You are now able to take a look at just what the city of Sartell has been up to for the past 13 years in the comfort of your own home. The Sartell Planning Commission has put together a virtual open house tour that takes a look at the investment, development, and allocation of services in the Sartell […]

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by / on February 10, 2016 at 12:59 am / in Education, Health, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Catching a Case of Kindness

DULUTH, Minnesota – There’s a case of something going around at Piedmont Elementary in Duluth Minnesota, and it just so happens to be, kindness. “Good morning Piedmont Elementary,” said Taylor Walling, Piedmont Social Worker. “Today I have Johnny and Libby from Ms. Tyllia’s third grade classroom to read our kindness poem,” she announced over the school’s intercom system. At Piedmont Elementary, […]

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by / on February 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm / in DNR, Local, Money, State/Region

GPS radio collars to be put on elk

ST. PAUL, Minnesota- Around 20 female elk in Northwestern Minnesota will be receiving GPS radio collars later this month. Researchers are aiming to improve understanding of the animals’ habitat use and movement. The goal is to develop management programs that will benefit wild elk and their habitat, while also minimizing issues with landowners around the area says Gino D’Angelo of […]

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by / on February 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm / in Black Lives Matter, Business, Local, Main Menu, State/Region

Black Lives Matter protest

ST. PAUL, Minnesota- Black Lives Matter St. Paul announced on it’s Facebook page Monday, it will hold “a non-violent shut down action’ Feb. 27 at the Crashed Ice Competition. The group is also demanding for the city to fire Sgt. Jeffrey Rothecker and take away his Minnesota peace offer’s license. Rothecker was put on leave last month after by the […]

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by / on February 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm / in Money, National, News, State/Region

Low Gas Prices May Not Last

Minnesota Drivers have enjoyed a recent string of low gas prices. The national average for gas prices is $1.74, with Minnesota’s average coming in at twenty cents less. With prices as low as they have been since 2009, driving and commuting has become much more affordable. However, that could all change in the coming months. Timothy Hess, a retail gasoline […]

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