LOCAL NEWS:

(Various, MN)  The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens at 9 a.m. this morning (Saturday). Hunters should check regulations before they head out into the field. Hunters ages 16-64 must purchase a small game license and pheasant stamp to hunt pheasants in Minnesota, and all pheasant hunter… Read more

(St. Paul, MN)  --  The Minnesota National Guard is gearing up to support the state's COVID-19 action plan next week.  Seventy-five soldiers and airmen will head to community testing sites Monday in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.  Adjutant General Shawn Manke said the Guard has helpe… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Another big number of additional cases of COVID-19 reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday. There were 3352 cases and 28 COVID-19-related deaths. Locally there were 105 cases of coronavirus reported in Stearns County, 43 in Kandiyohi, 21 in Meeker, 19 in Chipp… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) One of the defendants charged in the shooting of a rural Grove City man last year was sentenced to 2 years probation in Meeker County District Court Thursday. 46-year-old Nicole Radke of Litchfield pleaded guilty in July to 2 counts of 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled S… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The 3-and-2 Golden Gopher football team takes on 3-and-4 Nebraska today (Saturday 11 a-m) at Huntington Bank Stadium.  Minnesota is coming off its bye after a 20-13 road win at Purdue two weeks ago.  The Cornhuskers lost to number-nine Michigan 32-29 at home last Satur… Read more

(Charlotte, NC)  --  The 2-and-3 Minnesota Vikings could move to .500 with road victory Sunday at the 3-and-2 Carolina Panthers.  The Purple topped the winless Detroit Lions 19-17 on a last-second field goal last Sunday.  Carolina is coming off a 21-18 loss to the Eagles.  Pro Bowl running b… Read more

(Anaheim, CA)  --  Marcus Foligno scored with seven-point-two seconds left in regulation to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Ducks in the season opener in Anaheim.  Kevin Fiala netted the game-tying goal on the power play late in the second period.  Cam Talbot made 28 saves for … Read more

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The BOLD Warriors traveled to Kimball on Friday night to take on the Kimball Cubs. BOLD came up short for the first time this year. The Cubs beat the Warriors 41-28 and now have a 6-1 record this season. Read more

NATIONAL NEWS:

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PinkOmelet/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.The recommendations urge people to get vaccinated ahead … Read more

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uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he encouraged an alleged participant of the Jan. 6 riot to delete social media posts that showed the person joining the pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol, … Read more

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wellesenterprises/iStock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Nikolas Cruz wants to enter a guilty plea in the killing of 17 people in the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, a defense attorney said in court Friday.On Feb. 14, 2018, Cruz, then 19, gunned down 14 students and three staff members at his fo… Read more

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The most restrictive abortion law in the country will remain in effect, after a federal appeals court sided with Texas on Thursday in an ongoing legal battle with the Department of Justice.The law, known as SB8, bans physicians from providing abortions once they d… Read more

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