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(St. Paul MN-) A group called the Minnesota Voters Alliance is suing Governor Tim Walz in federal court over his mask mandate -- saying voters who wear face coverings to the polls for next Tuesday's primary election will violate a 1963 Minnesota law that makes it illegal to wear a mask in pu… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Right now, the American Red Cross has an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma, a potentially lifesaving treatment for patients with COVID-19. The Red Cross has seen demand for convalescent plasma more than double over the last month as the number of coronavirus cases incr… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) The Litchfield City Council Monday heard another COVID-19 update from City Administrator David Czoik. The Council approved of reopening City Hall later this week with limited hours. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) An open house takes place today from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Willmar Civic Center to look at plans for a re-design of the Swansson Field baseball and softball complex in Willmar. Willmar City Administrator Brian Gramentz says the purpose of the meeting will be to present the pr… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar Kaffe Fest Coffee Pot has been restored and is ready for it's final resting place outside the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum on North Highway 71. The 8-foot-tall metal coffee pot was a fixture in Kaffe Fest parades from the 1940s all the way up to the mi… Read more

(Undated) -- Minnesota's positive coronavirus test rate is going up. The seven-day positive test rate reached four-point-nine-percent Tuesday, one-tenth of a percent away from going over the goal set by the state. The state confirmed 606 new coronavirus cases and four deaths Tuesday. Coronav… Read more

 

It's another "change-of-ownership-during pandemic" story with one of the new owners of O'Neil's in Spicer: Keisha Frauendeinst. She and her husband recently took over the restaurant.