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(St. Paul MN-) Figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health show large increases in COVID-19 cases locally and around the state. The number of cases increased across Minnesota by 2178, bringing the state's pandemic total to 137,536. There were 15 more deaths, putting the de… Read more

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(Undated) -- Republican candidate for U-S Senate Jason Lewis underwent emergency surgery Monday morning to treat an internal hernia. It was called successful and minimally invasive. The Lewis campaign says his doctors anticipate that Lewis is likely to be released from the hospital in the ne… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) The BOLD School Board Monday last night voted 4 to 3 to close the Bird Island School immediately. Classes are no longer held in the 103-year-old building and it was estimated to cost around 17 million dollars to do needed repairs to house students again. Read more

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(Hibbing, MN) -- Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump's push to open up northeastern Minnesota for mining during a stop Monday in Hibbing. Pence told the crowd, "for the boundless prosperity of the Iron Range and for strength for all of American industry, we need four more years … Read more

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(New London MN-) COVID-19 has changed so many things this year, even Halloween. Many kids won't be going trick or treating, but there's still spooky events going on, including at The Gralish Graveyard north of New London. Steve and Michelle Gralish have decorated their yard with a Halloween … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) MnDot says Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into their plans to get Highway 12 and County Road 55 open to traffic by the end of October. In their weekly update on the Willmar WYE Project, they said due to the snow, rain and cold temperatures, they have been unable to finish … Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(College Park, MD) -- Minnesota will be in College Park on Friday to take on Maryland. The Golden Gophers dropped their season opener against number-14 Michigan to start 0-and-1. The Terrapins also dropped their opener. Read more

(Green Bay, WI) -- The Vikings will visit the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday. Minnesota is coming off two straight losses that dropped it to 1-and-5, but also just had a bye week to regroup. The Vikings are at the bottom of the NFC North while the Packers are at the top at 5-and-1. Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota United will welcome the Colorado Rapids to Allianz Field tomorrow night. The Loons are coming off a last-minute win over FC Cincinnati to get to fifth in the West with 27 points. Minnesota will be on the road this weekend at first-place Sporting KC. Read more

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