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(St. Paul MN-) COVID-19 numbers have not yet started their predicted drop in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there were 11,440 additional cases and reinfections of coronavirus reported on Thursday, and 78 COVID-related deaths. Of those who died, one victim was in … Read more

(Willmar MN-)  The suspect in the shooting incident involving a Willmar Police Officer appeared in Kandiyohi County District Court Wednesday morning.   36-year-old Esteban Ramos Jr. of Raymond is being charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault-Use of Deadly Force Against a… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) A settlement conference took place in Renville County District Court Wednesday for an Olivia man man charged with 3rd degree murder for the drug-related death of a woman this past summer. 37-year-old Bradley Westphal made his first appearance in Renville County District Court on… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz says more than 100 nurses will start arriving immediately at health care facilities around the state. Walz last week directed 40-million dollars in American Rescue Plan funding to hire emergency staff to provide care at certain hospitals dealing with staff… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A pre-trial hearing for a suspect in a vicious Willmar rape case takes place in Kandiyohi County District Court today. 19-year-old Davion Powell of Racine Wisconsin faces 5 counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct and 2 counts of Theft for the July 29th rape and disfigurement of a Wil… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Commissioner Rollie Nissen of Willmar says he didn't mind approving a modified tax abatement for Minnwest Technology Campus Tuesday because of what the county gets back. Nissen says Minnwest is the former Willmar Regional Treatment Center and is home to nearly … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Voting is underway in MnDOT's 2022 "name a snowplow" contest. More than 11-thousand names were submitted in December and the list has been narrowed to 50 finalists. Eight winning names will be announced in February for a snowplow in each of the eight MnDOT districts in the … Read more

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John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- About 4.6 million Black people in the U.S. -- roughly 1 in 10 -- are immigrants, and that figure could more than double to 9.5 million by 2060, according to a study by Pew Research Center.Pew based its calculations in the study, released Thursday, on Cens… Read more

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kali9/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An 11-month-old girl has been shot in the face in the Bronx, prompting a search for the gunman and outcry from New York City's new mayor.The baby is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, the New York City Police Department said.The shooting took pl… Read more

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