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When the school year ends, some children no longer have access to regular, daily meals. But, thanks to the Summer Food Service Program that the United States Department of Agriculture created, many towns are now able to offer free meals during the summer. The exact address, hours and menu of each of these places is easily available on an app created by Hunger Impact Partners, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis. Summer Eats Minnesota is free on the Apple Store or Google Play Store
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement in Minnesota will put extra attention on speeders through July 21. More than 300 agencies will add extra shifts to combat speeding, which between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2018 accounted for 30 fatalities across the state, the Department of Public Safety said. Last year, 113 motorists died on Minnesota roads — the most in a decade — in speed-related crashes. In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 23% of single-vehicle crashes.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota fire deaths dropped 46% last year, making it the second-lowest number on record, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. In 2018, 37 people died in fires across the state with careless smoking being the leading cause of fire where a cause was determined, the DPS State Fire Marshal Division said in its finalized report Tuesday, June 11. It was the lowest death total since 35 people were killed in 2009.
The man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs after killing her parents last fall is
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 and Police Week , May 12-18, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Governors are directing government agencies to fly the United States and state flags at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15. Citizens are encouraged to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the capture of a silver carp on the St. Croix River. A commercial fisherman caught the invasive carp near Prescott, Wis., during routine spring netting.
ST. PAUL - More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota combined to make 2,757 arrests for drunken driving during a holiday enforcement campaign, an increase of nearly 4 percent from 2,656 a year ago. During the Nov. 21-Dec. 29 campaign, 15 drivers were reported to have a blood-alcohol content level of .30 or higher, the highest being .424 reported by University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) police, the Department of Public Safety said. Among the arrests:
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease — known as EHD, for short — in Minnesota deer. Six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County in southeast Minnesota died of the disease earlier this month. The remaining buck appears healthy at this time and is showing no clinical signs associated with the disease.