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(Willmar MN-) The vaccination rate in Kandiyohi County has shot up to over 50%, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. For several months Kandiyohi had been at 59%, but then earlier this month the DHS re-adjusted their reporting to more accurately reflect the counties of residence … Read more

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(Granite Falls MN-) Three people from Watertown South Dakota were hurt in a crash near Granite Falls Friday night. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 212 at 310th Avenue, about 4 miles northwest of Granite Falls, shortly before Midnight Friday. A pickup driven by 75-year-old Ronald… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A ride-share driver was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend, another in what Minneapolis Police say may be as many as 50 such events over the last two months. Just a day before the latest incident M-P-D issued a city-wide alert because of the spike in the ride-share rela… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) The announced Republican candidates for Governor will be attending a candidates' forum at the Little Crow Resort and Event Center near Spicer tonight. The North Star Reception hosted by the Kandiyohi County Republican Party goes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. JP Cola spoke to Carl Kaufman,… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Employees at the University of Minnesota are now required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Over the weekend, President Joan Gabel sent a message announcing that the university will now be collecting proof of vaccination from its employees. The new rule stems from P… Read more

LOCAL SPORTS

(Eagan, MN) -- The Vikings parted ways with one of their reserve defensive ends this weekend. Stephen Weatherly is heading to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in both the 2022 and 2023 NFL Drafts. Weatherly recorded nine tackles in six games with the Vikings in 2… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Wolves are undefeated through two games after taking down the Pelicans 96-89 at the Target Center on Saturday. Minnesota forced 28 Pelicans turnovers in the win. Karl-Anthony Towns led the T'wolves with 25 points, and Anthony Edwards added 19. Minnesota takes on New … Read more

(Undated) -- It was a great weekend for college football fans throughout Minnesota and Iowa. Ky Thomas and Mar'Keise Irving both rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown in the Gophers 34-16 win over Maryland. Minnesota is now 5-and-2. Brock Purdy passed for 307 yards and two touchdowns, an… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild have suffered their first loss of the season. Minnesota gave up three first period goals in a 5-2 setback to the Predators at the Xcel Energy Center. Nick Bjugstad and Nico Sturm each scored in the losing effort. Kaapo Kahkonen saved 24 of the 29 shots he faced in … Read more

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The undefeated Willmar Cardinals Boys Soccer team (17-0-2) ranked #2 in the state according to the latest QRF rankings at minnesota-scores.net received the fourth seed in the Class AA state tournament.  Read more

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iStock/ChiccoDodiFC(BOISE, Idaho) -- Two people were killed and four others, including a Boise police officer, were injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, police said.One person is in custody, Boise police said. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee told reporters that police were working to… Read more

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iStock/nirat(NEW YORK) -- Lawyers for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo argued Monday for a new trial, insisting "breathtaking jury misconduct" and an "unparalleled set of stifling defense restrictions" marred his conviction.Joaquin Guzman, 64, was sentenced to life in prison after he was f… Read more