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(St. Paul MN-) Keeping in mind Monday COVID-19 numbers reported by the Minnesota Department of Health are always on the low side, today's report is still very encouraging. The MDH reported only 3 additional COVID-19-related deaths and 794 additional cases. The three deaths is the lowest numb… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- In a release Sunday Governor Tim Walz says he will announce an "education plan" for the state at a Monday afternoon press conference. The release did not contain details but said it would "address the immediate impact of the pandemic." There was also a note about making the… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood during January, National Give Blood Month. And anyone who donates this month is eligible for a drawing for a pair of tickets to next year's Super Bowl in Los Angeles! Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Two people were hurt in a crash south of Willmar Saturday night. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 71 at 45th Street Southeast just after 9 p.m. A pickup driven by 32-year-old Jesus Ramirez of Renville was southbound and spun out on the snow and icy roadway. He got s… Read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 2014, Luke Bryan hit the top of the country charts with a heartstring-tugging ballad about grief and loss, featuring backing vocals from a then-little known singer-songwriter named Chris Stapleton. The song would remain atop the charts for a total of five w… Read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRory Feek, formerly of country duo Joey + Rory, has announced a solo project called Gentle Man. The first single is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Gentle Man will arrive in June. Read more

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