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(Undated) -- More coronavirus cases and related deaths have been reported in Minnesota. Yesterday, health officials listed one-thousand-715 new cases and 16 additional deaths. With those numbers introduced, the state's totals show over 547-thousand infections and about 69-hundred-78 deaths o… Read more

(Undated) -- Governor Tim Walz' emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended for another 30 days. The Minnesota Executive Council granted the extension Wednesday. The council, all Democrats, said that the need for the powers is "compelling" since coronavirus numbers aren'… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota DPS-DVS says over 600-thousand vehicles have expired state registration tabs. This includes all vehicles and vehicle types with expired registration dating back to April 1st of last year. However, officials say some of these vehicles may not be in use or ev… Read more

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(St. Cloud MN-) Another Stearns County resident has died of COVID-19-related illness. The Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday reported 3 deaths, including a person in their early 60s from Stearns County, bringing the state's pandemic death toll now to 6962. There were 1367 additional case… Read more

(Undated) -- The Minnesota Department of Health wants state health providers to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccinations following federal guidance from the CDC and FDA. Yesterday, federal health officials said they were recommending the pause after six cases of rare blood clots were found i… Read more

(Buffalo, MN) -- Plans are in place to reopen the Allina Health clinic where a fatal mass shooting happened in February. Officials say there is no timeline for the reopening of the Buffalo Crossroads Clinic, but it will happen because it is important to the community. On February 9th, Gregor… Read more

(Hennepin Co., MN) -- Derek Chauvin's defense team starts calling witnesses in his trial. Chauvin's team called six witnesses Tuesday, including a use-of-force expert from California who defended Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck. Barry Brodd testified Chauvin was justified in restrain… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) The Litchfield School Board learned last night that the entire 5th grade class has been sent home and will be doing online learning until April 21st. Superintendent Beckie Simenson says the decision to keep the 5th graders at home for 10 days was made to make sure they are safe. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Only one person filed to run for Willmar School Board in the special election today. Retired teacher Randy Fredrickson will be the only name on the ballot as the school board looks to fill the vacancy created when Mike O'Brien was elected to the Willmar City Council. Fredrickso… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) MnDot says last week's rain significantly slowed progress on the Willmar WYE Project. They say last Monday was the only day where any progress was made. The bridge crew did try to power through the rain, but their progress was slow. Even though the weather was a problem last we… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Public Health says there will be a drive-through COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic later this week. They say everyone 18 years of age and older is eligible to receive a vaccination. Pre-registration is required at www.kcmn.us/covid-19 Read more

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(Cottonwood MN-) The young adults who were burned in a bonfire accident near Granite Falls early Sunday morning may have been mourning the death of a former fellow high school classmate. The Marshall Independent says 20-year-old Parker Viane of rural Cottonwood was killed in the ATV accident… Read more