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AUDIO: Professor Cites Shutdown as Political Motivation

AUDIO: Professor Cites Shutdown as Political Motivation

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - For teacher and political scientist Dr. Jim Read, the "tipping point", pushing him toward a run for public office, was the federal government shutdown.The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University professor tossed his hat into the ring last week as a democratic candidate for the 6th District congressional seat, replacing retiring Republican Michele Bachmann. Read More...

AUDIO: Date of Wetterling abduction

AUDIO: Date of Wetterling abduction

Oct 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. JOSEPH,, Minn. (KNSI) Twenty four years ago today (Tuesday), St. Joseph 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped by a masked gunman while riding his bike home from a convenience store with his brother and a friend. Read More...

Park closed for turkey hunt

Park closed for turkey hunt

Oct 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

St. Cloud, Minn. (KNSI) Acting Stearns County Parks Director Peter Theismann says Rockville County Park and Nature Preserve will be closed to the general public for five days beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), for a turkey hunt for the disabled. Read More...

Sherco 3 back up and running

Sherco 3 back up and running

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says the Sherco 3 power plant is back in service after damage was repaired from a turbine failure nearly two years ago. Read More...

Asian Carp barriers being installed

Asian Carp barriers being installed

Oct 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. Read More...

SD cattle losses will hurt economy

SD cattle losses will hurt economy

Oct 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The head of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association says an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering economic impact. Read More...

Cyber security summit begins today

Cyber security summit begins today

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The threat of cyber-attacks and how to guard against them are the topic of a Minneapolis summit. Read More...

Minneapolis honors former mayor

Minneapolis honors former mayor

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bridge will be dedicated Tuesday night to former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton. Read More...

Speed limits go up on three highways

Speed limits go up on three highways

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Go ahead and go a bit faster on 730 miles of Minnesota highways. Read More...

Cool, wet weather slows harvest

Cool, wet weather slows harvest

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

ST. PAUL, Minn.. (AP) Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota's corn and soybean harvests in the past week. Read More...

OSHA investigates fatal crane accident

OSHA investigates fatal crane accident

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) A man has died after the crane he was operating tipped on its side at a Maplewood construction site. Read More...

Granite Bowl site to be demolished

Granite Bowl site to be demolished

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The St. Cloud City Council has approved a tax increment financing plan for the former Granite Bowl site. Read More...

Wright Co man arrested for attempted murder

Wright Co man arrested for attempted murder

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

BUFFALO, Minn. (KNSI) A Wright County man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder after his wife told authorities he fired a gunshot at her. Read More...

Man burned in meth lab explosion

Man burned in meth lab explosion

Oct 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a 50-year-old man was severely burned when a meth lab exploded in southeastern Minnesota. Read More...

AUDIO: SCPD Unveils New SWAT Vehicle

AUDIO: SCPD Unveils New SWAT Vehicle

Oct 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - The St. Cloud Police SWAT team will be responding to future calls in a slightly used, highly armored vehicle. The force is one of seven agencies in the state approved to receive the MRAP vehicle - which stands for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected - from the Law Enforcement Support office and Minnesota Homeland Security. Read More...

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