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.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Revamped Historic Fort Snelling to fully reopen for first time since 2019
A $34.5 million revitalization project has been completed.
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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