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by / on April 24, 2015 at 7:34 pm / in News, State/Region

Roof collapse results in a building code inspections

AP-MN–Building Inspections Ottertail waterpark roof collapse sheds light on inspections (Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – A roof collapse at a waterpark is shining a light on how few Minnesota counties enforce a state law that requires inspections throughout new construction. Minnesota Public Radio News ( ) reports the roof collapsed at Thumper Pond Resort in […]

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by / on April 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm / in News, State/Region

Bird flu spreads throughout Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – It’s a good thing thanksgiving has come and gone, because the h-5-n-2 virus, commonly known as the bird flu, began in Kandiyohi county recently and has grown rapidly throughout the state. Starting with the death of 9,000 turkeys, it has spread to 13 more Minnesota farms and infected over 430,000 turkeys. A total of 44 Minnesota […]

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by / on April 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

Gun Silencer Law Passes Senate

The Democratic-State Sentate has approved legislature which would make it legal to own gun silencers in the state of Minnesota.  On Thursday night, despite a potential showdown with Governor Mark Dayton, it passed through the senate with a vote of 40 to 23. Mark Dayton said previously that “Nowhere in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution does it […]

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by / on April 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm / in Local, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Texting and Driving Fines Increasing?

The Minnesota House if fighting to raise the fine for repeat texting while driving offenders from 50 to 150 dollars , but Public Service announcements and education are a better option , according to Stearns County Chief Deputy , Bruce Bechtold. “I don’t know if increased penalty is necessary, I think just increased enforcement and education will be more effective”, […]

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by / on April 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm / in Local, National, News, St. Cloud State, State/Region

Second chances

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The whole month of April is recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month each year. It is designed to raise awareness and educate the public to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism. St. Cloud State University held a health fair inside Atwood Memorial Center today, and U-Choose was able to interview and give their incite on why we […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 11:46 pm / in Local, News, State/Region

Minnesota Department of Education suspends online testing

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education is temporarily suspending online proficiency testing for students until technical problems are resolved. Over the past week there have been three days during which students have had problems logging into the testing system. Minnesota has a $38 million, three-year contract with Pearson to administer proficiency testing in math, science and […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm / in State/Region

Maple Grove bar busted for selling Wisconsin beer

MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota – Despite microbreweries popping up around the state, a Maple Grove bar is being accused of selling a popular Wisconsin beer without the license to do so. A search warrant filed in Hennepin County says an employee of Maple Tavern in Maple Grove, south east of the Granite City, made beer runs to a liquor store in […]

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by / on April 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm / in Business, Featured Stories, Local, Main Menu, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Mobile dental office visits St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – Today marks the very first time that Operation Grace, a sort of Mobile Dentists office, has visited St. Cloud at our Salvation Army Corps. Operation Grace Minnesota is a service which is run by volunteer dental professionals which provides dental services to people in the community who do not have dental insurance. John Braddock, Operation Grace’s […]

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by / on April 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm / in State/Region

Buffalo car accident sends man to hospital

BUFFALO, Minnesota – A 20-year-old Buffalo man has been taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center on Thursday with serious injuries after his truck was rear-ended at a high speed, according to State Patrol officers. Brody Stevens was driving his truck east on Minnesota Highway 55, southeast of Buffalo, around 6:08 p.m. when he slowed to take a  left-hand turn […]

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by / on April 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm / in State/Region

Officer involved in dispute over firearm

NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. (AP) – Carver County sheriff’s officials say an off-duty deputy and a man injured in a confrontation involving a gun have both been treated at hospitals and released. Authorities say the off-duty McLeod County deputy just happened to be at a Kwik Trip gas station in Norwood Young America when Carver County deputies were called about […]

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