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(Darwin MN-) Fire destroyed a shop in Darwin Saturday night. The Meeker County Sheriff's Department says at 10:41 p.m. Saturday they got a report of a shop fire in the 300 block of East Curran Street in Darwin. Deputies and fire crews from Dassel, Litchfield and Cokato responded along with L… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council meets tonight, one day later than usual because of yesterday's Martin Luther King Junior Holiday. Items on the agenda include considering a contract for a firm to assess potential sites and provide architectural services for a city hall, community cente… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Today is the first day back-to-school for many students after having Friday off for a snow day and Monday off for The Dr. Martin Luther King Junior holiday. In Willmar, it's also the first day back for about 24 employees, including 11 teachers who had been placed on administrat… Read more

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(Alexandria, MN) -- State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2022. Ingebrigtsen, in his fifth term, was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2006. He served as the Chair of the Senate’s Environment and Natural Resource Finance Com… Read more

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(Falcon Heights, MN) -- The State Fair is announcing ticket prices for the upcoming "Great Minnesota Get Together." Admission will be 17-dollars this year for adults, up one dollar from last year. Kids ages five-to-12 and adults over 64 can get in for 15-dollars. Hours are also being adjuste… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Minnesota is experiencing a school bus driver shortage. Some districts in The Twin Cities have switched to distance learning, not only because of COVID-19 but also because of bus driver shortages. In Willmar, Willmar Bus Company Co-Owner Mike Kubesh says illness and drivers who… Read more

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(Albany MN-) A St. Stephen man is hospitalized after a Friday afternoon snowmobile accident on the Lake Wobegon Trail. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Jason Panek left the trail east of Highway 238 in Albany Township around 530 p.m. Friday and hit a tree. Panek was t… Read more

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(New London and Spicer MN –) The New London-Spicer Area Fund (NLSAF) announces investments totaling $18,800 in their recent grant round. NLSAF awarded grants to six local programs in the Northern Kandiyohi County area that support their focus areas of arts, healthy communities and lifestyles… Read more

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(Clara City MN-) Two men were hurt in a two-vehicle collision near Clara City Sunday evening. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 23 just before 530 p.m. An SUV traveling eastbound collided with a van traveling westbound. Roads were reportedly snow and ice covered at the time. Both … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Health will not be issuing COVID-19 information Monday due to the MLK Holiday. Over 74-thousand new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Minnesota. Health officials reported last week's total yesterday, along with 215 additional deaths last week.… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- State agriculture officials are reminding Minnesotans that it's illegal to bring bushmeat into the U-S for sale or consumption. U-S customs agents caught several people smuggling bushmeat from Liberia into Minnesota at M-S-P Airport in December. Bushmeat is raw or minimally… Read more

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(Chanhassen, MN) -- Parts of Minnesota are digging out from significant snowfall received during Friday's winter storm. Marshall and Granite Falls reported nine inches, eight-and-a-half inches fell near Mankato, St. Peter and Dawson got seven-and-a-half, Willmar had seven-plus, Owatonna and … Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- A Rochester man will spend ten years in federal prison for the arson of a pawn shop during the May 2020 protest riots in Minneapolis. The U-S Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Montez Lee admitted that he and others broke into the Max It Pawn Shop during civil unrest sparke… Read more

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(Duluth, MN) -- Changes are coming for outdoor enthusiasts who plan to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The U-S Forest Service announced a reduction in the number of people who will be allowed into the B-W-C-A on a daily basis this year. Officials say the daily permits will d… Read more