>>Super Tuesday Sprint is On

(St. Paul, MN) — Today is Super Tuesday, and Minnesota and several other states are conducting primary elections. Most polling locations will be accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but you can vote if you are in line before 8:00. To find your polling station, head online to the Secretary of State’s website.

>>Isanti Man Charged to Over 14-Year Stayed Sentence for Sexually Assaulting a Minor Under 14

(St. Cloud, MN) — A 42-year-old Isanti man has been sentenced to a year in jail, with a stay sentence of 14.5 years, for sexually assaulting a minor under 14 years old. Authorities say Tim Henke met the girl through a dating app, talking over Snapchat to arrange meetings. Henke traveled to St. Cloud to meet her on three occasions, during which sexual acts occurred. Despite claiming he believed the girl was 19 years old and denying meeting her in person, evidence from his Snapchat GPS location proved otherwise. After their second encounter, the girl confessed her actual age, but Henke expressed a desire to continue the relationship. In November, Henke pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

>>Man Found Dead, Woman Arrested near Prior Lake in Scott County

(Credit River, MN) — Authorities in Scott County say a man is dead and a woman is under arrest after an incident Monday night near Prior Lake.  Sheriff’s deputies doing a welfare check located a 45-year-old Credit River man dead inside a home.   Investigators say a 45-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree murder.   Sheriff Luke Hennen says the investigation is ongoing, and no further details will be released.

>> Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

(Minneapolis, MN) — Medical professionals are witnessing a steep rise in colorectal cancer cases among younger adults. Gastrointestinal Oncologist Dr. Emil Lou notes that while colorectal cancer traditionally affects individuals in their 60s and 70s, there has been a noticeable increase among young adults over the past five to six years. The American Cancer Society has advocated for lowering the age for colonoscopy screening from 50 to 45, a move Dr. Lou believes may further decrease in the coming years.

>>MPD Activates New Robbery Response Protocol After Multiple Incidents

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) has implemented its new robbery response protocol following several violent incidents on Monday within a two-hour timeframe. Upon activation, the “all hands on deck” protocol reallocates non-emergency officers to address specific robbery incidents if a crime pattern emerges. MPD received multiple calls reporting six incidents, all featuring descriptions of similar suspects. As of now, no arrests have been made.

>>Cats Rescued from Foreclosed Home

(Coon Rapids, MN) — Animal rescue workers are helping treat nearly 80 cats found abandoned in a foreclosed house in Coon Rapids. A house cleaner discovered the cats when he entered the home. The cats reportedly lived in deplorable conditions without food, water, or usable litter boxes. They’re now being vaccinated, spayed, and neutered so they can be adopted.

>>Lotto America Ticket Worth $1.8 Million Sold in Minnesota

(Roseville, MN) —   State lottery officials say a player in Minnesota won nearly one point eight million dollars in Monday night’s Lotto America drawing.  The Minnesota Lottery website shows the winning ticket was purchased at a Cub Foods store in Roseville.    The numbers in the March 4th drawing are 4, 5, 8, 22, 47, and the Star Ball is 6.  Large prizes need to be claimed at the Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville.

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