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(St, Paul MN-) According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 3 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported Monday, bringing the state's death toll to 1660. 625 more cases were reported, putting the state's pandemic total now to 61,516. Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) With the COVID-19 pandemic making birthing more stressful than usual and the average conventional delivery costing over $10,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Have a baby. Read more

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(Bird Island MN-) A free food distribution for those in need of food, those working to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis is being held the Monday, the 10th of August, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Renville County Fairgrounds, 510 Main Street South, Bird Island, MN. There can be up to … Read more

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(Olivia MN-) On Monday there will be a SPECIAL MEETING of the BOLD School board to adopt a learning model for the upcoming school year. Willmar is still working on a plan, and MACCRAY and GFW have said they will have classroom learning. The BOLD meeting will be held via ZOOM meeting starting… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Nine new COVID-19 deaths are being reported in the state. That's according to the latest information from health officials, who also report that four of those deaths were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. The age of the victims from the latest COVID… Read more

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(Chanhassen, MN) -- Severe weather dropped golf ball-sized hail in some parts of the Twin Cities as a system of storms moved east across the metro area Sunday night. The storms led to severe thunderstorm warnings across the southern half of the Twin Cities metro area and dropped the large ha… Read more

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(Waite Park MN-) A Burnsville man has a close call at Quarry Park in Waite Park Saturday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says at 5:39 p.m. 19-year-old Yabsera Mekonnen of Burnsville had tried to swim at he quarry but he appeared to be fatigued and was having difficulty swimming and … Read more

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(St. Joseph MN-) A St. Joseph man was injured in a one vehicle crash in Stearns County Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's office says at 5:22 p.m. Saturday a pickup driven by 21-year-old Alexander Legatt was westbound on County Road 4 when Legatt possibly fell asleep and left the Highway near… Read more

 

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(St. Paul, MN)  --  Governor Tim Walz is calling state lawmakers back to the Capitol Wednesday for a third special legislative session.  The governor plans to extend the coronavirus peacetime emergency for another 30 days.  Walz said, "as long as the COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to Minne… Read more

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Minnesota health officials are concerned that COVID-19 cases in long-term care residents have nearly tripled in the last month.  Infections among staff in those facilities have also gone up.  State Epidemiologist Doctor Ruth Lynfield points to a worrisome pattern of long-… Read more

(Yellow Medicine County, MN) Friday afternoon just after 4 pm there was a fatal accident on Highway 212 in Yellow Medicine County. A 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, driven by 27-year-old James Stavne of Granite Falls, was westbound on 490th Street (Yellow Medicine County Road 7), entering Highwa… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) It was a quiet day Friday in terms of additional cases of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health says there were no additional cases reported in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Renville and Swift Counties. Meeker County actually went down one case, from 85 Thursday down to 84 on Fri… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) An Atwater man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Willmar Thursday morning. Willmar Police say it appears 63-year-old Michael Rieke may have had some sort of a medical emergency just before his mini-van rear-ended a pickup at the intersection of South 1st Street and Willmar A… Read more

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(Undated) -- Keep your eyes peeled for motorcycle riders. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that is even more crucial as they expect more cycles on Minnesota roads headed to the annual Sturgis rally in South Dakota starting Friday. Officials say the largest expected increase in … Read more

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(Olivia MN-) The 22nd annual Walk in the Park is coming to all 10 communities in Renville County Friday in an effort to STRIKE OUT Cancer. Organizers say with COVID having taken away so much from every community, they’re coming to you this year, coming to your hometown with a scaled down ver… Read more

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(Hampton MN-) A man was killed yesterday when he rolled a stolen car while fleeing police south of the Twin Cities. The state patrol says Sincere Yero Page-El and 21-year-old Marie Gross, home towns unknown, were fleeing police in a stolen car after officers interrupted a burglary in progres… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) In the wake of Minnesota’s new mask mandate, the Olivia Area Chamber of Commerce has been asked to facilitate a one-time distribution of masks from the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The distribution is specifically for all businesse… Read more

(New Ulm, MN) -- Bishop John LeVoir is stepping down as the leader of the Diocese of New Ulm. The 74-year-old bishop announced his resignation yesterday, citing health problems. Since early July, LeVoir has been undergoing physical and psychological assessments at Sacred Heart Mercy Medical … Read more