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BISMARCK -- A bipartisan coalition of attorneys general are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls across the country. The attorneys general from North Dakota and Minnesota have joined peers in more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in urging the FCC to curb unwanted phone calls.
ST. PAUL — Brainerd city officials committed unfair labor practices by unilaterally eliminating full-time firefighter positions in 2015, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled.
FORT RIPLEY, Minn.—The U.S. Postal Service will cease postal operations at its Fort Ripley Post Office after losing its lease. The last day of operation will be Oct. 20. Fort Ripley is a leased facility that was recently sold. The new owner is not interested in having the Postal Service as a tenant and therefore is not renewing the lease, a news release stated.
AITKIN—A Floodwood city councilor died after he was run over by a vehicle following a crash Sunday, Sept. 30, in Aitkin County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Chevy Cruze was traveling east on Highway 200, west of Jacobson Township when it struck an animal. The driver, Thomas S. Andor, 64, Hibbing, and his passenger, Vernon M. Owens, 61, exited the SUV to check out the damage when a Chrysler 200, driven by Jane M. Sautbine, 55, Cloquet, traveling east on Highway 200, struck Owens, the state patrol reported.
WASHINGTON — Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before senators on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested Tuesday night, Sept. 25, after a high-speed chase through Bemidji resulted in his vehicle crashing into a tree and another vehicle. The driver, Donald Negron, was arrested for feeling a peace officer, criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm and third-degree DWI, Bemidji police said in a news release. According to Bemidji police, an officer tried to pull over the vehicle at 11:52 p.m. The vehicle was not using headlights or taillights.
MOORHEAD — The college admission fee to all Minnesota colleges and universities will be waived from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 26, as part of College Knowledge Month. Application fees for qualified low-income students and active duty military service members deployed overseas are always waived at every Minnesota State college and university. If prompted for a promo code, applicants should use "CKM2018." For more information, visit www.minnstate.edu/collegeknowledge .
The Minnesota Duluth men's hockey program will begin the 2018-19 season right where it left off at the end of last season—on top. The defending national champion Bulldogs picked up 44 of 50 first-place votes Monday, Sept. 24, to take the top spot in the USCHO Division I men's preseason poll. Aside from UMD, which returns 19 of the 26 players from the 2017-18 squad, four other NCHC teams were included in the national poll, including two more in the top 10.
Getting outdoors to hunt squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend this Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 can hunt small game without a license but must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
ST. PAUL — An experienced political reporter who grew up in Minnesota has been selected as the Forum News Service’s state government reporter. Dana Ferguson, who has covered South Dakota politics for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader during the past three legislative sessions, will join Forum News Service beginning Nov. 1.