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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Monday reported only 980 additional cases of COVID-19, and 12 more deaths. Monday's figures tend to be on the low side due to lower testing numbers on Sunday, and the MDH says they had the results of just under 20,400 tests. None of the death… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz has put lawmakers on notice that when he rolls out his proposed state budget later this month, he'll ask the legislature for money to beef up security at the State Capitol. Walz contends the state cannot err on the side of having too few security forces as… Read more

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(Undated) -- Minnesota continues to administer more of its coronavirus vaccine doses. The state department of health says it's administered nearly 43 percent of the hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses it's received. The state says the Centers for Disease Control has promised it about 627-… Read more

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(Franklin MN-) The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 – to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage. Right n… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) Construction of the Spicer Winterfest Ice Castle was completed over the weekend on Green Lake's Saulsbury Beach. The lighting equipment is now being installed. Bruce Nelson with Wee Kut Ice Company of Spicer says the ice was looking good... Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The president of a local church council has been bundling up and running every day this month to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Maria Isabel of the Iglesia Paz y Esperanza Church on Southwest 13th Street in Willmar says she's up to 67 miles toward her goal of 100 … Read more

(Undated) -- Much of southern and western Minnesota have a chance to see some snow this week. According to the National Weather Service, areas along and south of Interstate-94 have a medium chance to see at least a dusting of snow throughout the day Tuesday. Areas between Pipestone and Madis… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Timberwolves will be in Atlanta this afternoon to take on the Hawks. Minnesota had to postpone its Friday night game against the Grizzlies due to COVID-19 positives, including Karl-Anthony Towns. The T'wolves sit at 3-and-8. Read more

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Wild will face off with the Ducks for two games starting tonight in Anaheim. They'll look to remain undefeated after sweeping the Kings to start 2-and-0. Minnesota will host San Jose in its home opener on Friday. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota's scheduled game against Nebraska on Wednesday has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues on the Cornhuskers' team. The 19th-ranked Golden Gophers upset fifth-ranked Michigan 75-57 over the weekend to improve to 11-and-4. Read more

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