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(St. Paul MN-) For the second time in a week, The Minnesota Department of Health has reported no additional deaths from COVID-19. Last Monday and again today the daily death count was zero. The state's pandemic death toll remains at 7296. Keeping in mind Monday numbers are often lower than t… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer accused of killing Daunte Wright last month, has a court appearance Monday. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt has come to the defense of Potter. Potter shot and killed the 20-year-old Wright as he tried to escape police custody … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Monday is another of the twice-a-month coffee gatherings for veterans at the Willmar Community Center. The informal meetings are a chance to talk with others who have served our country both in times of war and peace. Organizer and Vietnam War Vet Ron Mackedanz says sometimes i… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) According to officials for the City of Willmar, a sidewalk/trail construction project will start on Monday May 17, 2021 along Lakeland Drive SE from Olena Avenue SE to Highway 12 and along Highway 12 from Lakeland Drive SE to 23rd Street SE. The road will remain open, but motor… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Old U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday, May 17. The Willmar Rail Connector & Industrial Access project, also known as the Willmar Wye, will be reconstructing the old Hwy 12 and Kandiyohi CR 5 intersection, south of the BNSF Railway cro… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- As the Minnesota Legislature is on course towards a special session, budget negotiations are ongoing at the capitol. Leadership on both sides of the aisle indicated over the weekend there could be some compromise on key issues. Democrats potentially could be poised to stop … Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Kandiyohi County has finally reached the 50% COVID-19 vaccination level. It had been sitting at 49% for a couple weeks, but the Minnesota Department of Health Saturday said with 16,555 people having had at least their first dose, it is now at 50% which is about 11% behind the … Read more

(Undated) -- The summer fishing season is now officially open in Minnesota. State officials are predicting about a half-million anglers will be trying to catch walleye, bass, northern pike and trout this weekend. The D-N-R's Brad Parsons says fishing has never been more popular in the state … Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Flags are lowered to half-staff across Minnesota today (Saturday) in honor of peace officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. This is national Peace Officers Memorial Day. The annual 24-hour standing vigil at the State Capitol and candlelight ceremony ar… Read more

(St. Cloud, MN) -- A Stearns County jury is acquitting a St. Cloud teen accused of shooting a police officer during a struggle last summer. Nineteen-year-old Sumaree Boose was found not guilty of first-degree assault-use of deadly force against a peace officer Friday. Authorities were lookin… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Friday reported 1306 additional cases of COVID-19 as the state's pandemic total begins to approach the 800,000 mark. It is now just under 593,000, and of that number, more than 575,000 victims have recovered. 9 more deaths were reported, brin… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Federal charges are filed against the Waite Park man accused of holding five bank employees hostage last week during a robbery at a Wells Fargo branch in Saint Cloud. Thirty-five-year-old Ray McNeary also faces seven felony charges in Stearns County District Court. Prose… Read more

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(Fergus Falls, MN) -- The Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener kicks off today (Friday). After a nearly two-year wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Otter Tail County finally gets to play big fish and host the 2021 festivities. Minnesota Tourism Director John Edman says people are pretty excit… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The state trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is officially being delayed until March of 2022. The move comes as ex-officers J-Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao face federal civil rights charges and a separate … Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) On 05/13/2021 at 8:31 AM, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a house fire in the 20000 block of 654th Avenue in Ellsworth Township. Meeker County Sheriff's Deputies and Litchfield Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Read more