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.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, January 24
Case levels remain very high in Minnesota.
Woman killed in St. Paul's North End identified as 31-year-old
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Mom pleads guilty to sex trafficking young daughter
Her trial was set to begin this week.
Homes shot at randomly in Wisconsin; residents nearly struck
The people inside the homes were nearly struck, according to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.
Charges: Man killed roommate's 4 pet ferrets after argument
He told police he swears one of the ferrets was "laughing and breathing" as he kept shooting it in the head, charges state.
St. Cloud 27-year-old ID'd as victim of homicide near U of M
The shooting, which also injured two others, occurred Thursday near the 500 block of 15th Avenue South.
Liquor store employee shot twice while trying to stop shoplifter
No arrests have been made.
Testimony to begin in federal trial of 3 former Minneapolis cops
Opening statements begin Monday.
What happens to the Vikings if Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC North?
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Sheriff: Men found unresponsive in garage died of cocaine overdose
Two of the three men found unresponsive in an Eyota garage last week died of a drug overdose, a preliminary autopsy found.
Former KSTP-TV anchor Mark Suppelsa entering rehab
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.
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.
TV anchor Robin Huebner returns after nasty spat
After nine months off the air, longtime Fargo-area TV news anchor Robin Huebner, 50, will return to the local news market Monday on former competitor WDAY-TV – in direct competition with the younger anchor who replaced her at her former station. Huebner filed an age discrimination lawsuit against that station after she left.
Crash knocks Twin Cities TV news anchor off bike – and off the air
Julie Nelson will be flying solo in the KARE-11 anchor chair for awhile. Randy Shaver suffered a broken arm and scraped-up face in a bicycle accident Tuesday that sent him flying over his handlebars. It was not immediately clear when he would return to the studio.
Minneapolis among '10 best' sober-living cities
Leading addiction and recovery website The Fix says Minnesota is teeming with rehabs (including pioneer Hazelden), and is also home to 11 of the country's 35 public sober high schools. So Minnesotans are no strangers to a culture of recovery, and awareness about addiction is higher than average in the state's urban epicenter.
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 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.
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