Daily COVID-19 update: More than 800 new cases reported in state

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota jumped by more than 800 on Saturday — the biggest single-day increase in seven weeks. Saturday’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health reported 806 new, confirmed cases. That’s the second-greatest single-day total on record in the state, behind 840 cases reported on May 23 — though […]
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Special session renews hopes for those seeking state money

MINNEAPOLIS — The city of Bemidji has a problem: firefighter training that used so-called “forever chemicals” has left the city’s water supply so contaminated that it needs a new water treatment facility to make water safer for its 15,000 residents. City officials are seeking state funding for the $16.5 million project, and crossing their fingers […]
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Bruss-Heitner to build in new Wells Business Park

WELLS — Owners of Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells since 2008, Susan and Nathan Nasinec have recently started plans for a new building that will be in the Wells Business Park on Minnesota Highway 22. Susan Nasinec, also the funeral home’s president and a licensed mortician, said the move to a new building was set […]
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An outdoor concert

Man returns to area to perform for his mother, other residents
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Roxanna Lang

Roxanna Jane Lang, 80, Green Bay, passed away Thursday July 9, 2020. She was born March 13, 1940 in Austin, MN to the late Nathan and Anna (Vilt) Roberts. Roxanna graduated from Austin High School. She married Tim Lang in 1959 in Iowa. Roxanna moved to Green Bay in 1961. She had a soft spot […]
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State opens long-term care to visits from outside ‘essential caregivers’ after COVID-19 restrictions

For the first time since mid-March, outsiders will be allowed into Minnesota’s long-term care homes to visit residents.
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Hydrogen didn’t work for the Hindenburg, but can the gas be safely supplied to Australian homes? – ABC News

Ever since the Hindenburg airship disaster of 1937, hydrogen gas has suffered from an image problem. Key points: A hydrogen electrolyser in Adelaide’s south is one of more than a…

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– TWICE THE DICE RETURNS TONIGHT! – You heard that right, your favourite gaming …

– TWICE THE DICE RETURNS TONIGHT! – You heard that right, your favourite gaming promotion Twice the Dice is back tonight from 6pm in the gaming room with a $1200…

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Medical experts: Floyd’s speech didn’t mean he could breathe

MINNEAPOLIS — As George Floyd repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe” to police officers holding him down on a Minneapolis street corner, some of the officers responded by pointing out he was able to speak. One told Floyd it takes “a lot of oxygen” to talk, while another told angry bystanders that Floyd was “talking, so […]
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Kenneth C. Skogheim

A public visitation for Kenneth C. Skogheim will be held from 5 – 7 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and masks are strongly encouraged. A private family committal service with military honors will take place Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, with Father Kurt […]
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