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Archive for April, 2013

Minnesota’s One-Of-A-Kind Mercury Dog Dies At Age 14

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The United States has seen only one dog with the ability to do what Clancy could do; detect mercury. The labrador-retriever-hound mix passed away last Sunday at the age of 14. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Clancy served nine years with the state agency, identifying toxic vapors that humans can’t see, smell or [...]

Congress Approves Bill To End Airport Delays

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

U.S. Congress has approved a bill that will halt the hundreds of daily delays made by air-traffic controllers throughout the country, according to the Associated Press.

Mobile Home Fire Kills 2 In Wisconsin

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Two people are dead and a third person is missing after a mobile home fire in Chippewa County. According to Sheriff’s officials, the bodies of two people have been recovered from the fire north of Holcombe and a third person is unaccounted for. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram says the five survivors include four adults and [...]

Report: Wolves Fire Kahn And Bring Saunders In

Friday, April 26th, 2013

NBA.com‘s Steve Aschburner is reporting that the Wolves have fired general manager David Kahn, and former head coach Flip Saunders will likely return in Kahn’s role. Saunders is expected to return to the Wolves as the team’s next president of basketball operations According to league sources, 58-year-old Saunders has been negotiating a contract that, with [...]

Vikings Draft Three Players In 1st Round Of 2013 NFL Draft

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings had a very active night at the NFL draft, drafting three players in the first round.

With their first three picks the team addressed needs at defensive tackle, defensive back and at wide receiver.

Minnesota has multiple more draft picks remaining throughout the rest of the NFL Draft, which resumes today. However, their next selection isn’t until round four.

Woman In Jail Pleads Guilty To Stealing $23,000 In Social Security Benefits

Friday, April 26th, 2013

A 32-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $23,000 in social security benefits. Nefertiti  Randall, who’s incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Waseca, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money, or property. In her plea agreement, she admitted that from June 12, 2009, through April 2012, she stole $23,012 [...]

Four More Influenza-Related Deaths In MN Confirmed

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Minnesota state Department of Health says four more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week. Minnesota’s influenza death toll is now at 194 since the season started in October. Since the start of the season, 3,067 people have been hospitalized, but the weekly rate has sharply dropped off since peaking in January.