Posts filed under "State & National News"

Minnesota Surpasses 100 Traffic Deaths for 2015

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 30, 2015

Minnesota reached 100 traffic fatalities for 2015 following two crashes in which three Minnesotans lost their lives, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Minnesota passed 100 traffic deaths on May 21 in 2014 following three deaths that brought that number to 101. • A 56 year old woman from […]

U.S. Education Secretary Has High Praise for State’s Universal PreK Proposal

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

This morning, Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a preschool classroom in North Saint Paul, meeting with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss the impacts of high-quality early learning programs on Minnesota’s youngest learners. Secretary Duncan talked of his support for Governor Dayton’s effort to provide free access to […]

House Passes Higher Education Bill Taxing Students and Increasing Debt. Pelowski Says Now Isn’t The Time For Tuition Hikes.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 28, 2015

Monday night, the Minnesota House passed an Omnibus Higher Education bill that Democrats say will lead to tuition increases and more debt for Minnesota students. DFLers say the bill upends the progress made over the last two years, when tuition was frozen for all Minnesota students at public colleges and universities. Over 67,000 students at […]

Extra Enforcement Results in a Significant Jump in Citations for Texting and Driving

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

A motorist accelerates from a stop light with a cigarette in one hand, a phone in the other and no hands on the wheel. Drivers are looking down at their phones for several seconds to send or read a text message. Law enforcement officers encountered these types of distractions during the extra distracted driving enforcement […]

National Guard to assist with Avaian Influenza response

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the disease containment effort as part of the state’s response to avian influenza. Thirty National Guard soldiers and 15 military water trucks from the Willmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the Brooklyn Park-based A Company, 134th Brigade Support […]

St. Charles farmer joins Sen. Klobuchar at Senate hearing on Cuban exports

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was joined by a St. Charles farmer at a Senate hearing on increasing agriculture exports to Cuba. At the hearing, Klobuchar pushed her bipartisan bill to lift the trade embargo and discussed the steps we can take to ensure our farmers and ranchers benefit from modernizing our relationship with Cuba. Klobuchar […]

Franken to host 5th annual Hotdish Competition

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will host his fifth annual competition to determine which member of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation makes the best hotdish casserole. He will be joined by the rest of the Minnesota delegation, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), John Kline (R-Minn.), Keith Ellison […]

Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in Minnesota

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reports five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads since Wednesday, April 15. Three of the deaths happened Saturday. Four of the five riders were not wearing a helmet. • On April 15, a 23-year-old motorcyclist died after sideswiping a vehicle while changing lanes on I-35E […]

GOPbudget plan leaves MN’s behind/helps corporate special interests get ahead

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

House DFL leaders say the Republican budget will leave behind behind kids, working families, and greater Minnesota in order to help corporate special interests get further ahead. “The Republicans have made a choice that tax breaks for corporations and special interests are more important than educating our kids or investing in Minnesota’s future,” said House […]

Mid West Music Fest comes to Winona Thursday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The 6th annual Mid West Music Fest is bringing music to Winona April 23-25. Recently nominated for “Best Music Festival in Minnesota by Twin Cities publication, The City Pages, this year’s festival features over 100 bands, representing dozens of genres, performing at venues all around Winona. Headliners include Charlie Parr, Frankie Lee, Chastity Brown, Communist […]

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