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(Willmar MN-) Tattoo parlors and hair salons are reopened yesterday along with bars and restaurants which are limited to outdoor dining only. I spoke with Steve Peppin of Pep's Barber Shop and Tattoo Parlor on South First Street in Willmar. Peppin says he had been looking forward to June 1st... Read more

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(Morton MN-) Jackpot Junction Casino and hotel near Morton reopened Monday morning at 8 a.m. General Manager Brian Pendleton issued a statement, saying they will have reduced hours of operation Sunday thru Thursday 8am-1am and Friday & Saturday 8am-3am. Pendleton said "All guests and Tea… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) MnDot says with the beautiful weather, things on The Willmar WYE Project have been moving rapidly. The grade on County Road 55 is being completed; new US Highway 12 being test rolled; aggregate base is being placed; the US 12 bridge is starting to take shape; they are completin… Read more

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(New London MN-) The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department has identified the 8 people hurt in a two vehicle crash in northern Kandiyohi County Sunday afternoon. The sheriff's office says at 5:31 p.m. they were called to the intersection of County Roads 9 and 33 in Burbank Township. A van dr… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- An Illinois man is accused of traveling to Minnesota to distribute explosive devices, riot and burn and loot buildings. The U-S Attorney's Office says 28-year-old Matthew Rupert of Galesburg is charged with civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of destructive… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Investigators say there's no indication it was intentional when a tanker-truck drove into a group of protesters on the I-35W bridge Sunday afternoon. Authorities call it a miracle there are no reported injuries. Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says the … Read more

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(Roseland MN-) The Peterson Brothers Funeral Home has identified the 38-year-old St. Cloud man was killed in an ATV accident in Kandiyohi County Saturday night as Joshua Hegna. Hegna died in the crash around 730 Saturday night in the 100 block of 195th Avenue SW in Roseland Township. Read more

 

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A memorial service for George Floyd will be held in Minneapolis this week. The attorney for Floyd's family says the service will take place from one to three o'clock Thursday afternoon, though the location hasn't been announced. Another service will be held in North Caro… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz has ordered the curfew in Minneapolis and Saint Paul extended for two more days, but narrowed the hours from 10pm until 4am. The National Guard will also begin demobilizing some of its troops out of the area. Major General Jon Jensen says the plan is flexi… Read more

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(New London MN-)  8 people were hurt in a two vehicle crash in northern Kandiyohi County Sunday afternoon.   The sheriff's office says at 5:31 p.m. they were called to the intersection of County Roads 9 and 33 in Burbank Township.   A van driven by 36-year- Jamie Henson from White Bear Lake … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) For some reason, Minnesota COVID-19 readings always seem to be lower on Mondays and today was no exception. The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 361 more people that tested positive since Sunday, bringing the state's total to 25,208, and there were 10 more deaths,… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota-based Target says it is closing 105 stores in 10 states after several were broken into by looters. The damage was done during protests over the death of George Flood in Minneapolis. Thirty-three of the closed stores are in Minnesota. Employees at the stores wil… Read more

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(New London MN-) New London City Councilman John Berman will fill-in as mayor until November after the death of Mayor Bill Gossman on Tuesday. New London Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer Trudie Guptil says she worked with Gossman for the full 11 years he was in office... Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Over the last week the case positive rate for COVID-19 has continued to trend down. The Minnesota Department of Health and state leaders say they keep a close eye on the percentage of COVID-19 tests delivered that come positive to watch for any spikes in case numbers. At th… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) It may be a little on the hot and breezy side, but many businesses will be opening to outdoor dining today, as allowed by Governor Walz "Stay Safe" Executive order. Outdoor dining will be limited to 50 customers at any given time. Cities across the state have passed special ord… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Two protest marches took place in Willmar over the weekend. The first took place Saturday afternoon, when a group of around a dozen teens and young adults walked from Downtown, down First Street and ended at the Willmar Middle School. Most were wearing masks and carrying signs … Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is unhappy with media members being hurt by law enforcement and arrested during protests in the Twin Cities. On Sunday, Walz apologized and took responsibility for what media members have gone through. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says journal… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is taking over the prosecution of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd's murder. Governor Tim Walz announced the move Sunday, citing urges from Floyd's family, community members, and some Minneapolis city c… Read more

(Oak Park Heights, MN) -- The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd has been transferred to the prison in Oak Park Heights. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Derek Chauvin was transferred from the Ramsey County Jail to the Hennepin County Jail, then t… Read more