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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Monday reported 632 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's pandemic total to just over 613,000. Of that figure, more than 601,000 victims have recovered. Locally there were 25 cases reported in Stearns County, as well as 2 in both… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Today Willmar will start resurfacing work on 1st Street from 19th Avenue to Willmar Avenue. Work will begin in the southbound lanes with traffic redirected to the northbound lanes. Access to businesses will be maintained. Turning movements may be limited to promote traffic flow. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Anyone who has traveled Highway 71 north of Willmar knows concrete work is taking place, and two intersections are being altered. MnDot's Al Setrum is project manager, and says they are building a j-turn at County Road 90 similar to the j-turn on Highway 71/23 by the Kandiyohi … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Monday is another of the twice-a-month coffee gatherings for veterans at the Willmar Community Center. The informal meetings are a chance to talk with others who have served our country both in times of war and peace. Organizer and Vietnam War Vet Ron Mackedanz says sometimes i… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) The American Red Cross has an emergency need for lifesaving blood amid the ongoing severe blood shortage. Blood and platelet donations continue to be critical to meet hospital demand and the public is urged to make an appointment to give now. Read more