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(Willmar MN-)   A pre-trial hearing took place in Kandiyohi County District Court Wednesday for the co-defendant in a Willmar rape case.   Prosecutors indicated they will seek an aggravated sentence for 23-year-old Marquiese Peet-Williams of Racine Wisconsin if convicted on any of the 7 char… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday reported 3140 additional cases of COVID-19 and 75 deaths. It appears the deaths reported included a back-log of cases because they said 57 deaths occurred in December, 15 in November, 2 in October and 1 in September. They included a… Read more

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(New London MN-) Several school buses were damaged and one was destroyed by fire in New London early this morning. John Molacek, Site Manager for Palmer Bus Company in the New London-Spicer School District says just after midnight this (Wed) morning the fire alarm went off at the bus barn at… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Opening statements are scheduled today (Wednesday) in the trial of ex-Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter. She has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Potter's attorneys claim she mistakenly fired… Read more

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(Clara City MN-) Eleven Minnesota businesses are investing up to $607 million in the state, leveraging DEED awards totaling $6 million--a little less than $3 million from the Job Creation Fund (JCF) and a little more than $3 million from the Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF). Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says Deputy Chief Amelia Huffman will lead the police department on an interim basis while a national search for a new chief is conducted. That news comes a day after Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced he'll retire instead of seeking a thi… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday reported a 3-day COVID-19 case total of 12,445, and 45 deaths. There was a Stearns County resident in their early 70s, a Redwood County resident in their early 70s, and a Lac Qui Parle County resident in their late 70s who passed away… Read more

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Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Critics Choice AssociationHalle Berry received the Career Achievement award Monday night at the Celebration of Black Cinema and Television in Los Angeles, and the 55-year-old actress was honored to be surrounded by accomplished Black professionals at the Fair… Read more

Hear about the many job and career possibilities with Carris Health/Centracare as Q102's Tim Burns chats with Tim Johnson who handles the marketing for job openings. There will be prizes too...just for showing up! Thursday, October 14 from 1pm-6pm in the parking lot of the main clinic at S 1…