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What’s a credit score and why is it important

What’s a credit score and why is it important

Parents Carrying Son On Shoulders As They Walk In Park

Your credit score is a number that tells a story of who you are as a customer. The good news is that understanding how it works and monitoring it can help you take control of the story over time.

Credit scores are determined by agencies called credit bureaus and are based on your accounts you have opened, and how and when you pay down debt.… Read more

New St. Paul police unit utilizes modern technology to fight crime

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – St. Paul Police are giving a first look at an intelligence unit credited with helping solve crimes using modern technology.

The Criminal Intelligence Unit was started a year ago, as a way to assist various units in the police department with intelligence gathering. Its creation takes some of the burden off investigators and allows for better shared communications.

“We decided to centralize it,” said head of the Criminal Intelligence Unit Commander John Linssen.… Read more

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson taking leave of absence

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Sheriff Dave Hutchinson is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the department to deal with health issues, Hennepin County officials told FOX 9 on Thursday.

It’s unclear how long the leave may last for Hutchinson, who announced earlier this year he wouldn’t seek re-election in the aftermath of his drunk driving conviction but would see out his final year in office. Deputy Chief Tracey Martin will head up the sheriff’s office operations in his absence.… Read more

3 major weekend road closures motorists need to know about

The work is part of three resurfacing projects taking place in various parts of the Twin Cities metro.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Work on three major road projects will close stretches of heavily-used metro highways this weekend, with the potential to snarl up your weekend plans if evasive action isn’t taken. 

In the northeast metro all lanes of Highway 36 eastbound will be shut down between Edgerton Street and I-694 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m.… Read more

Hennepin County approves $190,000 to settle complaint against County Attorney Mike Freeman

Lou Raguse reports for KARE 11: 

The Hennepin County Board approved a $190,000 settlement with a top veteran prosecutor after she filed a discrimination complaint against County Attorney Mike Freeman. As part of the the settlement, Amy Sweasy will no longer answer to Freeman. She will instead report exclusively to Criminal Deputy County Attorney Dan Mabley, a former judge now assisting the county attorney’s office. Details of the complaint Sweasy made against Freeman to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights are not included the public settlement documents.… Read more

‘Mad’ Buffalo 911 Dispatcher Expected To Be Fired

Imagine you’re a 911 dispatcher and you get an emergency call, but the caller is whispering so you get frustrated and hang up on them. And then BOOM, that call turned out to be the worst white supremacist mass shooting in America since Dylann Roof. Would you even be able to look at yourself in the mirror after that?

An emergency services dispatcher in Buffalo, New York, has been accused of just that.

Now that dispatcher facing the possibility of being fired after an assistant office manager at the Tops supermarket—where 18-year-old Payton Gendron is accused of gunning down 10 Black people—told the New York Times and the Buffalo News what she experienced when she called 911.… Read more

Notorious B.I.G. MetroCards From MTA On Biggie’s Birthday

This Saturday, May 21, The Notorious B.I.G would’ve turned 50-years-old and to commemorate what would’ve been Biggie hitting the half-century mark, the MTA will be releasing some limited-edition MetroCards honoring the OG King of New York.

According to the Gothamist, MetroCards baring the face of the Hip-Hop icon will be available this weekend but unfortunately they’ll only be available at four train stations near Biggie’s Bed-Sty home: Lafayette Avenue, both Clinton – Washington Ave. stations, and Atlantic Ave.… Read more

Black Show Promoters Accuse Syracuse Police Of Harassment

For Black concert promoters in Syracuse, New York, they’ve had enough of law enforcement interfering with their shows and are now speaking out against the treatment.

In an interview with a local news outlet, promoter Azariah Yemma of Upper Echelon Entertainment alleges that police officers regularly target venues and shows to shut them down. “Any Black establishment that does entertainment in this county — we get this every single time,” he said. “There’s not a time that we don’t go through this, and there’s never any good reason for it.”… Read more

Marvel Gets Rights To Use Stan Lee’s Likeness In Future Projects & Merchandise

It’s been four years since comic book legend Stan Lee transitioned to the other side, but his legacy will continue to live on as Marvel is set to keep his memory alive for the foreseeable future.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvel has just struck a deal with Stan Lee Universe to license his name and likeness for the next 20 years and include Mr. Lee in future films, television series, merchandising, and even amusement parks in Disney Land.… Read more