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(St. Paul MN-) Keeping in mind Monday COVID-19 numbers reported by the Minnesota Department of Health are always on the low side, today's report is still very encouraging. The MDH reported only 3 additional COVID-19-related deaths and 794 additional cases. The three deaths is the lowest numb… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- In a release Sunday Governor Tim Walz says he will announce an "education plan" for the state at a Monday afternoon press conference. The release did not contain details but said it would "address the immediate impact of the pandemic." There was also a note about making the… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood during January, National Give Blood Month. And anyone who donates this month is eligible for a drawing for a pair of tickets to next year's Super Bowl in Los Angeles! Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Two people were hurt in a crash south of Willmar Saturday night. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 71 at 45th Street Southeast just after 9 p.m. A pickup driven by 32-year-old Jesus Ramirez of Renville was southbound and spun out on the snow and icy roadway. He got s… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Sunday reported 1196 additional cases of COVID-19, and 32 more deaths, none of which were from our local region.. The state's pandemic death toll now stands at 6095. Since February of last year there have been just under 455,000 cases of coro… Read more

(Undated) -- Central and northern Minnesota are seeing some chilly temperatures to start the morning. The National Weather Service says wind chills in areas north of the Twin Cities are likely in the negative double-digits. Some areas could see wind chills as low as negative 25 this morning. Read more

(St. Cloud, MN) -- Police are looking for a suspect after two men were shot in downtown Saint Cloud. Police say they were called to the 100-block of 16th Avenue South early Sunday morning where they found two men with gunshot wounds. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN)  --  Around 750 Minnesota National Guard members return home this weekend after supporting the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC.  The 133rd Airlift Wing is transporting members of the 148th Fighter Wing and soldiers from the 1-94th Cavalry Squadron and the 682nd Eng… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Friday reported 1525 additional cases of COVID-19, and 21 COVID-related deaths. One of those deaths was a person in their early 60s from Stearns County. The statewide pandemic death toll is now 6032. There have been just over 452,000 cases of… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Minnesota's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent last month, down from 4.5 percent in November. DEED(Department of Employment and Economic Development) Commissioner Steve Grove says the tenth of a percentage point tick down was due to people leaving the workforce, at least… Read more

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(New London MN-) Five different fire departments battled a barn fire early this morning northeast of New London. The fire was called in around 3 a.m. for a barn that was fully engulfed in flames in the 10000 Block of 255th Avenue Northeast. Fire crews from Belgrade, New London, Spicer, Lake … Read more

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(Lamberton MN-) A teenaged girl from Jeffers was hurt in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday morning. The state patrol says at 8:31 a.m., 17-year-old Allison Gruber was traveling eastbound on Highway 14, east of Lamberton, when her car left the road and rolled. Gruber was taken to the Redwood Fa… Read more

(St. Paul MN-) Minnesota has topped 6000 COVID-19-related deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health Thursday reported 32 more deaths, putting the state's pandemic total now at 6011. One of the deaths reported Thursday was a person in their early 90s in Kandiyohi County. There were 1292 addi… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) CentraCare/Carris Health is looking forward to the opportunity to vaccinate more people in our community and we are encouraged by the number of people who are interested in receiving the vaccines. We have received many questions about our role in administering vaccinations to t… Read more

(Kimball MN-)   The state patrol says a 48-year-old Kingston man was killed in a head-on crash Wednesday night on Highway 15, north of Kimball.   Anthony Heitz was southbound in his car when he collided with a northbound SUV driven by 35-year-old Jesse Johnson of St. Cloud.   Heitz was kille… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) Spicer Winterfest continues tomorrow. Spicer Commercial Club President Michelle Castel Olson says there will be Bonfires and s’more’s on Saulsbury Beach and you can enjoy kicksledding with Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center from 2-5pm on Green Lake. At dusk, the castle … Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will run for re-election. Frey announced his re-election bid Thursday, along with endorsements from Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and former Mayor Sayles Belton. So far, he has four challengers. Read more