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(Renville MN-) The American Red Cross has an emergency need for lifesaving blood amid the ongoing severe blood shortage. Blood and platelet donations continue to be critical to meet hospital demand and the public is urged to make an appointment to give now. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Public Health has issued an update on COVID-19 cases in the county. They say in deciding whether to follow CDC recommendations on mask wearing, regardless of vaccination status, keep in mind as of Monday, Kandiyohi County had 56 active cases of COVID-19 and has… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The City of Willmar has learned they are losing their planning and development director. City Administrator Leslie Valiant says Dr. Dave Ramstad has turned in his notice and will be leaving the city at the end of the month. Ramstad was hired in May of 2019 to replace the retiri… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Fabulous Armadillos entertained a huge crowd at Robbins Island Park in Willmar last night as the Rockin Robbins concert series wrapped up for the summer.. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Carris Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Lucio Minces says there is no rationale for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Minces says it is now more important than ever to get vaccinated because he says the Delta variant is now circulating freely because of those who are no… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota is now receiving applications for potential cases of wrongful convictions. Attorney General Keith Ellison launched the state's Conviction Review Unit Tuesday through a partnership with the Minnesota Innocence Project. Ellison says "every criminal case has room for… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The trial of the ex-Brooklyn Center officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright is being moved up one week. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office says Kim Potter's trial will now start on November 30th. It was scheduled for December 6th. Potter is cha… Read more

West Central RockHounds will be featured at the Home and Outdoor Living Expo at the Willmar Civic Center Friday and Saturday April 9-10. Watch to see what West Central RockHounds is all about and how you could win one of fifty free bags of mining rough!