Archive for July, 2013

Dayton Issues Statement On Judge’s Childcare Unionization Lawsuit Decision

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators, according to the Associated Press. In a pair of rulings Sunday, Judge Michael Davis essentially agreed with state Solicitor General Alan Gilbert that the pair of lawsuits seeking to halt the unionization effort were filed prematurely. Governor Dayton […]

Pine County Fair Nearing, WCMP To Broadcast Live Thurs-Sat

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The buzz in Pine County is increasing as the Pine County Fair is just two days away! This week is also the last time our listeners can sign up to win the John Deere D110 lawn tractor we’re giving away with Isanti Co. Equipment. Plan to attend the fair and stop by our booth (2-5 both Thurs & Fri, 10-1 Sat) we’d love to meet you!

New Minnesota Law To Set Harsher Punishments On 911 Prank Calls

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

The Minnesota Legislature has officially passed a measure which will enforce harsher punishments on prank callers who fake emergencies to 911 services. The AP reports the law went into effect Thursday and will target those who report a fictitious emergency to 911 dispatchers with the intent of luring authorities. Anyone guilty of the offense will […]

Minn. State Lottery Sets New Sales Record For Sixth Straight Year

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

In a Minnesota Public Radio report, the Minnesota State Lottery says big jackpots helped fuel their sixth straight year of record-setting sales. Officials with the State Lottery confirmed that a total of $560 million dollars set a new sales record for the company; $40 million was the difference between last year’s fiscal report, which ends […]

Suspicious Death Of Deer River Woman Ruled A Homicide

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Updates have emerged on the death of 43-year-old Sonja Ann Smith of Deer River, whose death is now being ruled as a homicide.

Minnesota’s Prison Population Among Lowest In Nation

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Minnesota is among the nation’s lowest when it comes to prison population, according to a newly-released report from the U.S. Department of Justice. The AP states that statistics within the report show Minnesota is officially ranked 2nd behind Maine in prison population (145 residents per 10,000). Maine sits at 145 per 10,000. The state’s prison […]

Cloquet Man Sentenced To 39 Years After Murder Plea

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

A St.Louis County murder case that remained unsolved for 13 years is finally coming to a close. Joseph John Couture Jr. of Cloquet pleaded guilty Friday in the September 2000 murder of Trina Louise Langenbrunner.