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(Willmar MN-) Willmar city officials are defending their decision to close down playground equipment in city parks. City Administrator Brian Gramentz says The Governor’s office said playgrounds should not be used. The Governor's Stay at Home Order allows individuals to go to available public… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Carris Health says they appreciate the individuals, organizations, and community groups who are coming forward to offer support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to direct funds to areas of need locally during the COVID-19 outbreak, Rice Health Foundation and R… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday all Renville County offices will be closed to the public. The intent of this measure is to implement prevention and protection measures in response to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. Read more

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(Olivia MN-)  A Hector woman will be in Renville County District Court in Olivia today on murder charges for allegedly shooting her boyfriend to death last week. 35-year-old Elizabeth Perry Lynch is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Manslaughter for allegedly shooting 42-year-old… Read more

 

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(Undated) -- Three people are dead after separate vehicle crashes. One woman died Saturday night when her SUV hit a tree after sliding off Highway 55 west of North Penn Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A slick Highway 210 is believed to be a factor in a deadly crash yesterday mo… Read more

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President Trump is extending the White House's social distancing guidelines for coronavirus.  The recommendations are being extended until April 30th.  Trump said the peak of coronavirus deaths could hit in the next two weeks.  He previously hoped that the country would be re-opened for busi… Read more

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On Sunday, March 29, 2020, The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Minnesota is now at nine. Today's update shows 39 people are hospitalized with coronavirus. There are now 503 confirmed cases in Minnesota. Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Health is confirming two more COVID-19 deaths, increasing the state total to four. Officials did not report which counties the victims are from. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcom said all four patients were in their 80s. Today's update shows 3… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division closed all exam stations statewide beginning Friday at the close of business to follow Governor Tim Walz’s executive order for Minnesotans to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19. Offices will … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Today is the first day Minnesota's "stay at home" order is in effect (Saturday). Governor Tim Walz says they are not out to make arrests. The governor says it requires voluntary social compliance to a large part and "we want to educate, and understand." Walz says Minnesotan… Read more

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(Hector MN-) A Hector woman is in the Renville County Jail, accused of shooting her boyfriend to death early Thursday morning. 35-year-old Elizabeth Perry Lynch is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Manslaughter for allegedly shooting 42-year-old Anthony Tebben in the home the cou… Read more

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(Dassel MN-) Former Senator Steve Dille of Dassel passed away Wednesday at the age of 75. Dille, a Republican, was a veterinarian and served in the Minnesota House from 1987 to 1993, and in the Minnesota Senate from 1993 to 2011. The Litchfield native was also known as an excellent horsemen.… Read more