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A Willmar man was injured in a pickup-semi crash south of Willmar Saturday night. The State Patrol says it happened on Highway 71 at County Road 3 just before 11 p.m. Saturday. A pickup driven by 65-year-old Michael Dolezal was southbound on 71 when he slowed to turn onto County Road 3 and w… Read more

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The Minnesota Department of Health Sunday reported 40 more COVID19-related deaths. Three deaths were in our local area. More than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported around Minnesota. There were 78 new cases reported in Kandiyohi County. Read more

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A Milan man was hurt in a crash west of Willmar Friday morning. The State Patrol says at 8:20 a.m. a car driven by 27-year old Fores Sepinon was southbound on 105th St. SW when he went through the stop sign at 15th Avenue SW. The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled. His passenger, 34-y… Read more

Eight Minnesota U.S. Bank locations are now closed permanently.  The branches closed temporarily at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but U.S. Bank recently announced they'll stay closed for good.  Most of the branches are in the Twin Cities area. Read more

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(Eagan, MN) -- U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar says there is an urgent need to address the growing hunger crisis in Minnesota. Klobuchar is holding an 11:30 am news conference at the Eagan Community Center on Monday. The Minnesota Democrat says it is important to support the country’s nonprofit or… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz says he's open to a request from Minnesota's hospitality industry for state assistance after another COVID closure of bars and restaurants. The governor said, "we need to do something. It won't be enough, but we need to do something in the very short run h… Read more

(Undated) -- The latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center pointed towards a slight chance for above-normal temperatures in December across much of central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Normal highs for the region range from 24 to 32 degrees. The outlook was not conclusive on the … Read more

(Undated) -- Minnesota continues to see thousands of coronavirus cases per day. The state department of health reported over 72-hundred new cases and 40 new deaths Sunday. Deaths have been in the double-digits since November 3rd. Read more

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(Willmar, MN) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor's orders, the Kandiyohi County Historical Society will be closed to the public starting today (Saturday) through December 20th. They will continue to take research requests. Their gift shop is open for online orders and curbside pick-up… Read more

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Governor Tim Walz says he's open to a request from Minnesota's hospitality industry for state assistance after another COVID closure of bars and restaurants.  The governor said, "we need to do something. It won't be enough, but we need to do something in the very short ru… Read more

(St. Cloud, MN)  --  Authorities say the man found dead near St. Cloud Regional Airport last weekend was a homicide victim.  The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says autopsy results show 25-year-old Tyler Ecklund died of a gunshot wound.  Investigators say Ecklund's body was discovered out… Read more

(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported 68 COVID-19-related deaths.  Nearly 700 people have died from Covid-19 in the first 20 days of November.  5 of those deaths reported on Friday were in Steans County.  No new deaths were reported in Kandiyohi County.  3150 Mi… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Top hospital officials from across the state are begging Minnesotans to follow new COVID restrictions, plus use masks and social-distancing. Doctor Cindy Firkins Smith with Carris Health in Willmar says CentraCare has 12-hundred staff in rural Minnesota out with COVID, on q… Read more

(Undated) -- FEMA is sending 25 staffed ambulances to Minnesota to make room in hospitals for coronavirus patients. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state soon may not have enough ambulances to transfer patients between hospitals. The Star Tribune reports the new ambulances will b… Read more

(Undated) -- Minnesota sets a record for coronavirus deaths for the second-straight day. On Thursday, the state department of health announced 72 new coronavirus deaths and nearly 79-hundred new cases. One-hundred-39 Minnesotans have died from coronavirus over the last two days. Read more

(Hennepin Co., MN) -- A judge has rejected the divorce settlement involving former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife. Chauvin's wife filed for divorce shortly after he was implicated in George Floyd's death. Reports say she filed a divorce settlement that would've given h… Read more

(Moorhead, MN) -- A sad end to the search for a missing Moorhead man. Police say the body of 28-year-old Marwan Asaad was found Thursday afternoon in Moorhead. The Minnesota B-C-A had issued a missing person alert for Asaad. They said he's from Kurdistan and has been in the U-S for about a y… Read more