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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

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The New London-Spicer Wildcats girls basketball team played their second game of the season at Fort Knox Gym against the Sauk Centre Main Streeters on Thursday night and came away with a win by a final score of 62-44. With the win, the Cats go to 2-0 and the Main Streeters fall to 1-2. Avery… Read more

(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

NATIONAL NEWS:

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ABC 4 News(TAYLORSVILLE, Utah) -- Two Utah police officers are recovering after they were shot by a rape and robbery suspect Wednesday night, police said.One officer, with the West Valley City department, was shot twice; he was initially in critical condition but has since been upgraded to s… Read more

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Family of Casey Goodson(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Former Ohio sheriff's deputy Jason Meade was charged with murder on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Black man who was shot and killed while entering his grandmother's house last December.In March, the Franklin County Coroner said that Casey Good… Read more

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office(MIAMI) -- Investigators arrested a homeless man in Miami, who, they said, was responsible for the homicide of a 14-year-old boy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.Police said they took Semmie Lee Williams Jr., a 39-year-old "homeless drifter," into custody on W… Read more