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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Thursday reported another 73 COVID-19-related deaths. 3 victims were from Stearns County, ranging in age from the early 80s to the early 90s, and a Meeker County victim in their late 70s. The MDH reported 5313 additional cases of coronavirus.… Read more

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(Minneapolis MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that its Public Health Laboratory has found the variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as Omicron in a specimen from a Minnesota resident with recent travel history to New York City. Read more

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(Maplewood MN-) Experts tell WCCO-TV the pandemic is fueling a stealing spree, where basically “flash mobs” of masked and armed people are bursting into stores and getting away with thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise. Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) After weeks of meetings — some filled with passion and emotional testimony from parents and students — the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education voted in favor to close six schools. Read more

LOCAL SPORTS

(Chicago, IL)  --  Seven University of Minnesota football players received all-Big Ten recognition yesterday. Offensive linemen Blaise Andries of Marshall and Daniel Faalele (fah-ah-lay-lay) each earned first-team honors. Read more

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The Willmar Boys Hockey team started their season with a big win Tuesday night over Wahpeton by a score of 13-0. The Cardinals didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard. They put the puck in the net four times in the first period. All of the first period goals came with the Cardinals s… Read more

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The BOLD Warriors girls basketball team hosted YME on Tuesday night. BOLD got off to a slow start by trailing most of the first half. At the half, the score was 29-26 with YME in the lead. Read more

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Lubo Ivanko/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 780,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering.Jus… Read more

Niphon Khiawprommas/iStock(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- With mounting concerns over the potential threat of the newly discovered omicron variant, U.S. scientists are racing to try to determine whether there are any confirmed cases of the new variant circulating around the country.Among those is the New … Read more

Wright Family(NEW YORK) -- The family of Daunte Wright is spending their first holiday season without him."On Thanksgiving, we sat there and we watched so many videos of my nephew," Wright's aunt Naisha Wright said tearfully in an interview with ABC News. "It was just such a beautiful thing,… Read more