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(Willmar MN-) The JCPenney store in the Kandi Mall in Willmar is being shut down.  J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said late Thursday it will be closing 154 stores in the near future as part of its “store optimization strategy” after filing for bankruptcy protection last month. The Willmar store is on … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety for Clay County and surrounding areas during demonstrations planned in Fargo in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Walz said, "while Minnesotans turn their attention to rebuilding our communities … Read more

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(Glenwood MN-) A rural Glenwood woman was sentenced Tuesday in Pope County District Court after pleading guilty in February to swindling a man out of more than $5000 worth of property. Judge Melissa Listug sentenced 38 year-old Jana Zenner to 40 hours community service work every year for th… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Today will be the first day of the Willmar School District summer lunch program. Yesterday was the last day of school and Willmar School District Food Service Director Annette Derouin says they will be changing the bus routes they've been using for the past two months deliverin… Read more

 

LOCAL SPORTS

(Undated) -- Major League Baseball remains at a stalemate with its players. The Athletic reports the league has rejected a 114-game proposal from the union and does not intend to counter. The regular season would end on October 31st under that plan and MLB says it does not want to extend int… Read more

(Undated) -- The NBA is closer to a return. ESPN reports the league's board of governors intend to approve a 22-team format to resume the season at Walt Disney World. A conference call vote is set for today. There would be eight regular-season games, a possible play-in for the eighth seed, a… Read more

(New York, NY) -- Major League Baseball is the last of the major pro leagues to make a statement on the death of George Floyd. MLB tweeted, "we want to be better, we need to be better, and this is our promise to do the work. Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman then tweeted "Took long enough...Black … Read more

(Eagan, MN) -- Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is speaking out on the murder of George Floyd and protests that have followed. Zimmer released a statement, saying he expresses his deepest condolences to the Floyd family and entire community for his senseless death. He added peaceful protests c… Read more

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