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(Grove City MN-) The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found deceased at an Acton Township residence on Friday night. Meeker County Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 26100 block of 545th Avenue at… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Saturday reported 13 more COVID-19-related deaths. The state's pandemic death toll is now 6294. There were 826 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's total to just under 484,000 and of that number, just under 470,000 victims have rec… Read more

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(Raymond MN-) A Raymond man was killed in a traffic crash in Chippewa County Friday afternoon. The sheriff's department says at 3 p.m. Friday they responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and 13, about 12 miles west of Raymond. 77-year-old Jeryl Van Der Pol was d… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) A trial date has been set for a Hector woman accused of murder. 36-year-old Elizabeth Lynch is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Manslaughter for the April 16th shooting death of her live-in boyfriend, 42-year-old Anthony Tebben. According to the criminal complaint, … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the deadline to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes is coming up. The DNR's Jake Rambow says the removal deadline in the southern two-thirds of the state is the end of the day Monday, March 1. Anglers in thi… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) COVID-19 numbers on Friday continued a slow climb. After back-to-back days of single deaths reported earlier this week, the number of new deaths Friday climbed back into the double digits, with 12. The state's pandemic death toll is now 6281. And for the first time in a few da… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz says by summer every Minnesotan's going to be eligible to get their COVID vaccine shot. The governor said Thursday Minnesota will expand vaccine eligibility after 70 percent of those age 65 and older are vaccinated, likely by the end of March. The next pri… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- State officials plan to release the February budget and economic forecast this afternoon (Friday 2:00 p-m). The November forecast showed Minnesota with a surprising 641-million-dollar budget surplus during the COVID pandemic. Minnesota Management and Budget also predicted a… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Today is the last day people can bid on items as part of The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter's Save Our Tails event. This year's event is taking place virutally involving an online auction. Shelter Director Casey Rejewski says you can view the items up for auction at www.ziemerauctio… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Thefts of catalytic converters have been rampant across the area this winter. Thieves will either steal vehicles and remove the anti-pollution devices at a safe location, or take them directly from parked vehicles. The devices are then sold to recyclers or others for their meta… Read more

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(Montevideo MN-) Two area school districts have hired new superintendents. The Montevideo School Board this month voted to offer a contract to Wabasso School District Superintendent Wade McKittrick. McKittrick would replace Dr. Luther Heller, who has retired after 12 years with the Montevide… Read more

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(St. Joseph MN-) Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives in 30 states and caused more than 21,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, esp… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar Vision 2040 Inclusion Committee says they now have at least 266 signatures on an online statement to combat racism. The group has planned to run an ad in the Willmar newspaper showing everyone who signed the "Stance to Commit to Fight Racism" sometime before the end… Read more

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(Neilsville MN-) A 19-year-old woman from Ada is dead after the car she was driving crashed into a street sweeper in Polk County. The state patrol says it happened at 9:48 last night on Highway 75, about 1-and-a-half miles south of Neilsville. A woman was driving her PT Cruiser southbound on… Read more

(Undated) -- More coronavirus cases and related deaths have been reported in Minnesota. On Thursday, health officials listed 996 new cases and seven additional deaths. With those numbers introduced, the state's totals show over 481-thousand infections and more than 64-hundred deaths overall.… Read more