‘Devastated’: 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

U.S. 12/05/19, 18:17

Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately released, pending notification of family. The crash ...

GeoComm helps dispatchers track emergency calls from schools

Tech 04/08/19, 00:06

If Uber and Facebook can pinpoint the precise location of an individual, why can't 911?That's the question John Brosowsky, vice president of innovation at GeoComm, and his team at the St. Cloud-based geographic information system business are working to answer.After successfully implementing a new mapping system to help authorities monitor ...

Minnesota tattoo artists raise awareness for mental health

Health 03/09/19, 01:05

A line of people snaked up the stairs from the Cream City Tattoo counter and nearly out the door one recent morning, as dozens waited for their semicolon tattoos.Teresa Nelson got the word "smile" with a semicolon in place of the "I.""It's simple. It has a lot of meaning behind ...

Integrated mental health services help Minnesota kids

Health 01/07/19, 01:06

You won't find "Negatron" and "Optimistic Prime" in the Transformer universe, but for one kid, the imaginary characters are helping improve his mental health.The incredibly relatable and punny metaphor was created by one of Kimberly Christensen's young patients. She's a licensed psychologist at Sartell Pediatrics."The kids come up with their ...

St. Cloud wastewater plant fueled by beer, byproducts

Enviroment 12/31/18, 16:55

Whenever you dump something down the drain, it goes to the city of St. Cloud's NEW (Nutrients, Energy and Water) Recovery Facility, where nutrients are recovered, waste is treated, and clean water is sent back into the environment.But large-scale beverage producers — who have high-sugar waste filled with potential energy ...

Minnesota man awarded $17M in decades-old molestation case

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:46

A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who went on to abduct, sexually assault and kill Jacob Wetterling was awarded more than $17 million in damages on Thursday.Jared Scheierl was 12 when he was molested by Danny Heinrich in 1989 in Cold Spring. The attack happened ...

Minnesota mother helps other parents after losing child

Health 11/03/18, 01:05

For parents who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss, there never seems to be enough time. Each moment passes too quickly as parents wade through confusion, trauma, grief and disbelief.Stephanie Cone of Sartell hopes she's helped make that transition just a little easier. She's the mother to three children, Calen, ...

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