Edgar Linares moved to the Twin Cities 24 hours before the largest December snowstorm in state history.
He moved from Boise, Idaho, where he worked as a morning reporter at KTVB, an NBC affiliate. There he was an essential part of a news team that won several awards including an Emmy for “best morning show” and a National Edward R. Murrow for “continuing coverage.”
Edgar’s first on air job was at KYMA, an NBC affiliate in Yuma, Ariz. During his time there he interviewed a variety of people, including former Mexican President Vicente Fox and male model Fabio.
He also worked behind the scenes in Salt Lake City at KUTV and at K-Bull 93 FM.
Edgar loves great places to visit in downtown and is the host of his own Web show called Downtown With Edgar.
He was born in Mexico and became a naturalized citizen at the age of 18. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah.
He loves golf, shopping and weight training and recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Tana.
Staff at Rasmussen College in Eagan hope their new 8,000 square-foot location will give students the right skills before entering Minnesota’s law enforcement. The new facility includes several scenario training rooms where students can practice how to deal with a bank robbery, a bar fight, a hold-up at a convenience store and even a domestic situation in a mock apartment. Law Enforcement Skills Coordinator Michael Ardolf says the facility will enhance the learning experiences of those in the program.
A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.
MNsure is releasing some tips they hope will help frustrated Minnesotans troubleshoot through its health insurance marketplace website. John Schadl, spokesman for MNsure, says they have gathered several common questions that operators at their call center are asked daily. The original deadline for enrollment was Monday, Dec. 23, but that deadline was extended to Dec. 31 after complaints of ongoing challenges that people faced while trying to enroll under the new federal health care law.
The proposed Minneapolis downtown east project — which would transform five city blocks of mostly surface parking lots into office space, housing, retail, and a city park — is closer to being approved.
The same week thousands of workers protested across the nation to raise the federal minimum wage, one Minnesota company decided to do something about it. John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Neapolitan Pizza, says all eight of their Twin Cities’ locations now have minimum wage set at $10 an hour. “My business partner and I decided to invest in our people because we are growing our company in the Twin Cities,” Puckett said. “We really believe to have the best quality product and service, it’s the right thing to do.” Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25. Puckett hopes the pay will keep good workers and attract valuable employees to their company.
A Maplewood man who led police on a high-speed chase is the prime suspect in a murder, according to police. The murder happened at a home located on 855 E. 4th St. in St. Paul. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, police responded to the home and found the victim dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.
Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.
Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.
Filipino-Americans in Minnesota are encouraging everyone to donate to a creditable organization following a deadly typhoon last Friday that killed thousand in the Philippines.
Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.
Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.
One person died Monday after a small plane crashed near an airport in central Minnesota. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. just west of the runway at the Princeton Municipal Airport, a city official said.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.
Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.
Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.
A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minneapolis’ U.S. District Court claims 46 Minnesota chiropractors engaged in an illegal kickback scheme and possible violations of the federal racketeering laws over six years.
At least one Minnesota family is eagerly waiting for Oct. 1, so they can begin shopping for new health care coverage on Minnesota’s new health care exchange: MNsure. Brad and Heidi Stokes pay a staggering amount each year to keep their family covered.
The mall attack in Kenya is resonating here in the Twin Cities, where we have the Mall of America and several other high-profile shopping centers.
Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”
Minnesota transportation officials are distributing remnants of the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in 2007. MnDOT says the material is being distributed at its Oakdale facility from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Legislation passed this year specifies who’s eligible for the steel and MnDOT says it’s contacted most of those people and groups.
Working in a food truck is a hot experience on a normal day, but on Monday it’s was just unimaginable.
The 15th Governor’s Fire Prevention Day brought the heat to an already scorching day at the Minnesota State Fair. The event is meant to inform the public about fire prevention, but also how to react if a fire were to break out.
Dan Schwarz, co-owner of Lift Bridge Brewing Company in Stillwater, and his team of brewers have unleashed a new way to enjoy mini donuts. And no, it’s not on a stick. This summer, Minnesota State Fair attendees will be able to enjoy their day with a glass of mini-donut beer, courtesy of the Ball Park Cafe and Lift Bridge.
A new and expensive underwater tool for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was introduced on Thursday — it’s called a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). “It’s roughly the size of a remote control car,” Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. “It’s an expensive piece of equipment. It cost us around $150,000-plus.”