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Washington County Public Health officials announced Tuesday that a probable case of the H1NI influenza virus was identified in a Hugo pre-school. County public health director Lowell Johnson informed county commissioners of the news during their weekly board meeting May 5 and said the Minnesota Department of Health informed the county of the probable case late Monday. Two other probable cases were identified in Hennepin County on Monday. The probable case of the H1N1 virus in Washington County, or swine flu, occurred at Hugo Elementary, which is part of the White Bear Lake School District.
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled with water and swept him into the river, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials. The men, ages 29 and 30, got trapped in the tunnel south of the Marshall Avenue bridge when a thunderstorm broke out on Sunday morning, a fire department press release stated.
The Woodbury teenager accused of plotting to kill a stranger last August will not serve any prison time according to a plea agreement reached last Friday. As a part of the deal Andrew James Busskohl, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment and third-degree damage to property. Both charges are both gross misdemeanors. As a part of the guilty plea, Busskohl could serve a maximum of 90 days in jail, in which he can participate in a county Sentence to Service program, county attorney officials said. Busskohl is also likely to serve four years probation.
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WORTHINGTON -- The U.S. Constitution includes the phrase "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of 10 years, in such manner as they shall by law direct." Since 1790, a national census has taken place every 10 years, and the next one is right around the corner.
ST. PAUL -- On Dan Zamlen's 19th birthday, the search for the Eveleth native entered its fourth day Wednesday with police and family defiantly refusing to let hope wane. Zamlen, a Type I diabetic, was last heard from about 2:45 a.m. Sunday when he was having a cell phone conversation after leaving a party. Search and rescue crews have combed the bluffs area around Zamlen's last known location but have not announced finding any significant clues. At a news conference Wednesday at the University of St.
A Woodbury resident is facing charges of soliciting a minor as a prostitute in an ad on Craigslist. Stevon Warren, 50, was arrested Friday, March 18 in downtown Minneapolis after police investigators initiated an undercover investigation that was born out of an advertisement on the popular classifieds website. Warren is alleged to have promoted the solicitation of an 18-year old and a 15-year old via the Craigslist ad.
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty has unveiled a new state website that provides a new way for citizens to examine and follow money spent by state government. "On-line, all-the-time access to information is a powerful tool that will empower citizens to help hold government accountable," Pawlenty said. "Taxpayers are paying the bills and they should have the ability to easily look at the state's checkbook.
ST. PAUL - Counties would get new taxing authority, local levy limits disappear and some charitable organizations would be relieved of paying property taxes under a Democratic tax plan unveiled Monday. To make up for anticipated state aid reductions, the proposal allows counties to impose a 0.5 percent sales tax increase instead of raising property taxes. Voters could attempt to remove a county's sales tax increase under certain conditions.
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