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Archive for March 6th, 2013

by / on March 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm / in Local, Main Menu, News, Top Stories, Video

New wheels for St. Cloud police

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Every three years the St. Cloud Police Department rotates out a third of their fleet for newer squad cars; however, due to the budget crisis in 2009 they had to postpone their next upgrade. Now in 2013 with the assistance of DUI funds and the city, the newest addition to the squad is hitting the streets.

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm / in Local, National, News, State/Region, Top Stories, Video

Metro Bus receives grant for new fuel conversion

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. St. Cloud’s Metro Bus received a 3.3 million dollar grant from the U.S department of transportation to fund its news fuel conversion. Just last fall, Metro Bus was granted the money for its conversion from diesel to natural gas on all bus fleets. This is the first fuel conversion done by a transportation company in Minnesota. […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm / in News, State/Region

Weather spotter service train to keep community safe

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Not everyone sees meteorology as a service. “In the late 60s, Tracy, Minnesota was hit with a tornado and several people lost their lives, and many houses were totaled and damaged. So, after you see something like that whatever you can do to kind of give people advanced warning and kind of strive for

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm / in News, State/Region

IBM company moving out of state

ROCHESTER, Minnesota —The IBM manufacture company says it’s moving most production from its Rochester plant to Mexico and New York state. The spokesman for IBM, Scott Cook says” manufacturing of its Power Systems, PureSystems and PureFlex Systems servers will be moved to Guadalajara, Mexico.” The refurbishing of used IBM machines will be moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Cook won’t say or […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm / in News, State/Region

Everlasting Drought

Minnesota- All of the snow were getting our grounds should be moist, but that won’t even help the everlasting drought that we are in. Minnesota has an extremely dry soil condition and it’s spreading everywhere. In a rough estimate 70 percent of Minnesota is in extreme drought or severe drought.  “All of the snow that has fallen over the winter […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm / in News, St. Cloud State

Internship Opportunity for Criminal Justice Majors

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- A new opportunity for student internships.  The St. Cloud Police department announced their new acceptance of applications.  This will give criminal justice majors from St. Cloud State University an extra internship opportunity.  The applications will be excepted up until March 25th. Tweet

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm / in News, State/Region

Pilot project will encourage Minnesotans to eat more locally-grown fruits and vegetables

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — A pilot project this summer will aim to put more locally-grown fruits and vegetables on the plates of thousands of Minnesotans. The Department of Human Services is partnering with the Minnesota Grocers Association and Minnesota Grown to encourage healthy eating for food stamp recipients. Beginning in June, customers at participating grocery stores can request a $5 […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm / in News, State/Region

Minn. lawmakers unveil new gun bill; won’t impose universal background checks

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — A clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, a Brooklyn Center Democrat, unveiled on Wednesday a bill with 73 cosponsors from both parties. Her bill would tighten the state’s current background check system, add to the parameters of who cannot legally own […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm / in News, State/Region

Minn. House committee to consider increase in state taxes on beer, wine and liquor

ST. PAUL, Minnesota(AP) — A House committee is reviewing a proposal to raise state taxes on beer, wine and liquor. The Taxes Committee convenes Wednesday to review the proposal from Rep. Karen Clark, a Minneapolis Democrat. Her bill would increase excise taxes on beer from $2.40 to $13.97 per 31-gallon barrel, which works out to about 3 cents a glass. […]

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by / on March 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm / in Local, News

3 indicted in assault at Sherburne County Jail

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three federal defendants have been indicted in an attack on two correctional officers at the Sherburne County Jail. The indictment alleges the three men, including an admitted member of the Native Mob gang, conspired to attack the two guards Feb. 8. Prosecutors say the inmates used a chair and pepper spray to assault the officers, who suffered […]

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