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Changes Coming to the Minnesota State Fair

The projects will be funded through State Fair operating revenue and grants from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation

  REGIONAL — The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is getting an $11.1 million face-lift. The State Fair’s board of managers on Sunday approved $7.2 million in capital improvements and $3.8 million in maintenance projects for the coming year. The work will include construction of a new restroom and new pet exhibition area, improvements to the livestock complex and upgrades to infrastructure….

Minot Air Force Base to Get Millions in Fleet Upgrades

Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs

MINOT, ND — Senator John Hoeven has secured funding to make improvements to B-52’s at Minot Air Force Base. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, includes over $220 million for upgrades to the B-52 including new engines. Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs. Hoeven and General Robin Rand, the Commander…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…