Emerald Ash Borer Found in Nicollet and Redwood Counties

By |2021-11-24T05:28:59-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Nicollet and Redwood counties for the first time. Thirty counties in the state now have EAB. An MDA employee was surveying for EAB near reported infestations in Brown County when he noticed ash trees with signs of EAB at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Park Campground in Sanborn, Redwood County, and across the Minnesota River from New Ulm in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County. Both sites are less than 10 miles from previously confirmed EAB infestations. MDA staff were able to find live EAB larvae and collect samples for federal [...]

Minnesota State Mankato’s International Student Enrollment Ranks 12th Nationally

By |2021-11-24T05:27:52-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

For the second consecutive year, Minnesota State University, Mankato ranks 12th nationally in international student population among master’s institutions, according to an annual “Open Doors Report” recently released by the Institute of International Education. The rankings, which reflect data from the 2020-21 academic year, list Minnesota State Mankato has having 1,121 international students over the course of that year. It’s the third time (2018, 2020, 2021) in four years Minnesota State Mankato has ranked 12th nationally. The University ranked 14th nationally in the 2019 rankings.

MSP gearing up for more travelers this Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-24T05:25:39-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minneapolis-St. Paul International is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving holiday.  Airport spokesman Jeff Lea: "The big takeaway this year at MSP is we're going to see double the volume of passengers than we did in 2020 which was severely impacted by the pandemic... but it's still about 30-percent from what we normally see pre-pandemic 2019 or years before that." Lea encourages travelers to arrive at the airport plenty early and check with their airline ahead of time for any schedule changes.

Woman who lost sister in drunk driving crash 15 years ago Thanksgiving talks about long-lasting impact

By |2021-11-24T05:24:33-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

There will be extra law enforcement looking for impaired drivers on the state's road from now through the end of the year. At a press conference, Amanda Albrecht recounted how her family's life has changed since Thanksgiving 2006 when her sister Breana was killed after getting behind the wheel while under the influence... "Breana made one mistake that cost her her life a couple of months ago, for the first time in 15 years, I was mad at her for the ongoing pain my family goes through." Breana was weeks shy of her 20th birthday when she was killed in a [...]

Gov Walz addresses hospital bed, space shortages as COVID surges

By |2021-11-24T05:22:12-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Governor Tim Walz is urging Minnesotans to get vaccinated. As COVID cases continue to surge in Minnesota, Walz, speaking at HCMC Tuesday said healthcare workers are being pushed to the limit... "Listening to the folks upstairs I asked point-blank "you've been at this 20 months, how does it feel now?" and without a doubt, every one of them said it's worse now than it's been, it's harder on us now that it's been, the people who are here are sicker than they've been, and the pressure and the wear and tear on the staff is as bad as it's been." Walz [...]

Extra law enforcement looking for impaired drivers statewide

By |2021-11-24T05:21:08-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

There will be extra law enforcement looking for impaired drivers on the state's road from now through the end of the year. "Oftentimes when we hear the term DWI, we think about alcohol, but alcohol DWI the amount of people being arrested for this is going down, drug-impaired driving arrests are increasing at a substantial rate and we are focused on this right now." State Patrol Sergeant Tyler Milless says from 2018 to 2020, 58-percent of impaired drivers showed that they had two or more substances in their system at the time they were arrested.

Have a fire extinguisher nearby, know how to use it to prevent cooking fires

By |2021-11-24T05:16:38-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Amanda Swenson says you should know how to use a fire extinguisher before you need to use one in an emergency... "That's a scary situation, and that's not the time to learn how to use an extinguisher, so be familiar with how to pull out the pin, how to unhook a nozzle if there's a hose with the nozzle attached." Swenson says you should have a lid close by when cooking on the stove. So in case of fire, you can slide the lid [...]

Brooklyn Park Teen Avoids Prison In Child Sexual Assault Case

By |2021-11-24T05:13:08-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Brooklyn Park, MN)  --  An 18-year-old is avoiding prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a six-year-old.  Jonah Canny was convicted of criminal sexual conduct and sentenced Tuesday to 145 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse and five years of probation.  Canny has credit for time served in the workhouse so he'll only be required to serve his probation sentence.

Man Hit And Killed By Semi Truck In Fridley

By |2021-11-24T05:11:58-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Fridley, MN)  --  A man is dead after being hit by a semi truck in Fridley.  The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the man was hit near Old Central Avenue Northeast and 72nd Avenue Northeast Tuesday evening.  The man later died at the hospital and the truck driver wasn't hurt.  The victim hasn't been identified.

Five Teens Arrested After Police Chase In Stolen Car

By |2021-11-24T04:59:49-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Twin Cities, MN)  --  Five Teenagers are under arrest after a police chase through the Twin Cities in a stolen car.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the chase started early Tuesday evening and ended around seven p.m. on Interstate-694 near the White Bear Avenue exit in Maplewood.  It's unclear what charges the teens are facing.

Go to Top