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The Minnesota Department of Health reported 92 more COVID-19-related deaths Thursday including 11 in our local region. The state's death toll is now up to 3784. There were 4 deaths reported in Kandiyohi County, one in Meeker, one on Renville, one in Swift and 4 in Stearns County. Read more

State officials are examining new federal recommendations from the C-D-C that would shorten the COVID quarantine period from 14 days down to 10, or even seven days. Governor Tim Walz says the state has been looking at that possibility for some time, "It's a tradeoff like so many of these thi… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- A single-engine plane crash lands on Interstate-35W in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State Patrol says the plane crashed just south of I-694 just before 9:30 Wednesday night. A car was hit in the crash, but no one involved was hurt. Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz says the first Minnesotans could be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of the year. Walz told reporters Wednesday, "I think we always thought that a best-case timeline would be somewhere around Christmas, we would be able to start doing that." It's… Read more

(Undated) -- Minnesota sees a big uptick in coronavirus deaths. On Wednesday, the state department of health announced 77 new deaths and nearly 52-hundred new cases. That's the second-highest single-day death toll behind Black Friday, in which over 100 deaths were reported. However, that day… Read more

(Wabasha Co., MN) -- A Wabasha County gym in trouble for violating Minnesota's coronavirus guidelines is forced to close. The Plainview Wellness Center has stayed open even though Governor Tim Walz ordered all gyms in the state to close. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wed… Read more

LOCAL SPORTS

(Kansas City, KS) -- Fourth-seeded Minnesota United will visit first-seed Sporting KC tonight in the conference semi-finals. Minnesota will face Seattle in the conference finals if it advances. It will be the farthest the Loons have gotten in franchise history. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota will host North Dakota at Williams Arena tomorrow night. The Golden Gophers will look to remain undefeated after a 3-and-0 start. The Fighting Hawks are 0-and-2. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves will open the preseason next Saturday in a two-game series against Memphis. They'll play the Grizzlies again on Monday before visiting Dallas on Thursday, the 17th. Also, Minnesota has signed forward Tyler Cook to a training camp contract. The team has a… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Vikings will welcome the Jaguars to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Minnesota sits in second in the NFC North at 5-and-6 after last weekend's slim win over the Panthers. Also, the Vikings have activated wide receiver Adam Thielen from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Read more

(Kansas City, KS) -- Fourth-seed Minnesota United will visit first-seed Sporting KC tomorrow in the conference semi-finals. The game was moved back one day in order to have a bigger TV audience since the NFL moved its Thursday Night Football game to Monday and the Ravens and Steelers are pla… Read more

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