Last week, he told WGN-TV staffers he was going to Hazelden, Minnesota for a month long alcohol treatment program. In the email he said, "Simply put, I have been abusing alcohol at the end of my work day as my family slept. It was my secret and I became accomplished at hiding it." He is expected to be back on the WGN anchor desk in June.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
Able Seedhouse + Brewery in NE Minneapolis to close
The brewery and its onsite food truck, Animales Burger Co., will both be open for their last day on Saturday.
Police investigate spate of car break-ins on south Lake Minnetonka shore
The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department received reports that cars in Shorewood and Excelsior were broken into Tuesday morning.
1 dead, 3 injured in crash involving tractor and SUV
The man driving the tractor was killed in the crash.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan
A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.
Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida
Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.
Former Twin Cities anchor returns to WGN-TV
Former KSTP-TV anchor Mark Suppelsa will be back on-the-air Thursday evening after a month away for alcohol rehab. In May, the veteran anchorman publicly announced he was seeking treatment for alcohol addiction in Minnesota. Time Out Chicago reports his ongoing recovery will include counseling sessions in Chicago.
County attorney charged with DWI now in rehab
His lawyer says the Carlton County Attorney has checked into the Hazelden treatment center. His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit to drive when he was pulled over earlier this month. The County Board of Commissioners is still awaiting word on if and when he plans to return to work.
KSTP adds new anchor, reporter
KSTP-TV is bringing two Minnesotans back to the state: Eric Kahnert, who grew up in Apple Valley, joins the station as weeknight news anchor on Labor Day, the Pioneer Press reports. Todd Wilson, a Minneapolis native, starts work at the Hubbard-owned station as a general assignment reporter Thursday.
Former KEYC anchor sentenced in DWI
Former KEYC Mankato news anchor Annie Stensrud, who became a brief YouTube sensation after a broadcast in which she appeared drunk, was sentenced to probation in a DWI case. Police stopped Stensrud in December, a few weeks after the broadcast, with a blood alcohol level of .31.
Mankato TV anchor charged with DWI
Annie Stensrud, who some people suspect was drunk on the air following an awkward newscast that went viral on the Internet, has been charged with a DWI following her arrest on suspicion of drunken driving weeks after the news segment. Police say she had a blood-alcohol level of .31 just over an hour after her arrest.
Former Mankato news anchor: 'I wasn't drunk'
Former Mankato television news anchor Annie Stensrud is speaking publicly for the first time since she lost her job at KEYC after a newscast in which she appeared drunk, a video clip that quickly went viral. It was anti-anxiety medication that had affected her on-air performance, she tells KARE 11. She later turned to alcohol and hit bottom, she says, but is now sober with a positive new outlook. "It feels good to finally talk about it," she says.
WCCO-TV hires new weekend anchor/reporter
Edward Moody is moving back to Minnesota to join the CBS-affiliate as a weekend anchor/reporter. The Pioneer Press reports he will anchor the Saturday evening newscasts with Liz Collin. Moody, who comes to WCCO from the Fox-affiliate in Indianapolis, will make his Twin Cities debut on Friday, Aug. 24. Moody has also worked in Duluth as a morning anchor.
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