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Jackson Council talks snow removal, noise ordinances and volunteers

Wed 12-2-2020

The meeting was held both in person and virtually.

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MN COVID-19 update, December 2

Wed 12-2-2020

Jackson County is up 12 to 518, Cottonwood County is up 16 to 928, Martin County is up 15 to 1,212 and Nobles County is up 19 to 3,137. 

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Settlement reached in suit involving City of Worthington, PD

Wed 12-2-2020

The suit was filed on behalf of Kelvin Rodriguez of Sheldon.

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Sanford Jackson ready for increased demand

Wed 12-2-2020

With coronavirus cases spiking across Minnesota right now, hospital capacity has been a topic of discussion throughout Minnesota. 

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November milder, drier than normal

Tue 12-1-2020

The average high temperature for the month was 47.8 degrees, over five degrees warmer than the average high of 42.7. 

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Budget forecast shows deficit, but not as big as projected

Tue 12-1-2020

Minnesota is now facing a $641 million projected surplus in its current budget, but a projected $1.273 billion shortfall for the budget period that begins July 1.

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Midwest economy slips in November

Tue 12-1-2020

The overall index of the Mid-America Business Conditions survey fell to 69.0 in November from October’s 70.2.

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MN COVID-19 update - December 1

Tue 12-1-2020

Jackson County is up 8 to 504, Cottonwood County is up 11 to 902, Martin County is up 21 to 1,195 and Nobles County is up 16 to 3,113. 

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Gov. Walz looking at vaccine rollout

Tue 12-1-2020

The governor said he expects to hold “a very extensive briefing” for reporters and the public, possibly next Monday or Tuesday.

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Updated MN budget forecast expected today

Tue 12-1-2020

Minnesota budget officials will release a fresh forecast Tuesday showing how bad a hit state finances have taken from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Minnesota Crop Condition Report for November 30

Tue 12-1-2020

Field activities including finishing fall tillage, manure and fertilizer application, ditch maintenance and tiling projects.

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Iowa Crop Condition Report for November 30

Tue 12-1-2020

Only 1% of Iowa’s corn for grain crop remains to be harvested, over 2 weeks ahead of last year and just over 1 week ahead of the 5-year average.

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Information released on Thanksgiving crash in Spirit Lake

Mon 11-30-2020

Police say Kevin Loewenberg of Spirit Lake was operating a 2011 Harley Davidson in the 500 block of Hill Avenue at a high rate of speed.

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Two injured in I-90 rollover

Mon 11-30-2020

A one vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 near Magnolia resulted in injuries to two people from Worthington.

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No injuries in weekend house fire in Iowa

Mon 11-30-2020

The Milford Fire Department was called a little after 8:30am Saturday for what was initially reported as an explosion in the basement. 

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Sanford to pay penalty for impoper billing

Mon 11-30-2020

The penalty resulted from billing that was done on behalf of former Sanford neurosurgeon Dr. Wilson Asfora.

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Minnesota COVID-19 update - November 29

Sun 11-29-2020

57 new deaths were reported this morning, including one each in Cottonwood and Nobles Counties. 

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Minnesota tops 100 COVID-19 deaths for the first time

Fri 11-27-2020

Minnesota health officials reported more than 5,700 new infections on Friday, and more than 1,800 patients remain hospitalized.

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Worthington man arrested on drug charges

Fri 11-27-2020

31-year-old Kamphone Thammalong was wanted also out of Lyon County in Iowa for violation of probation.

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Emergency aid for food relief drying up

Fri 11-27-2020

The lack of a new federal pandemic relief bill has local governments and nonprofits worried about how people will be able to survive the economic crisis.

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MCW Jr/Sr High to transition to distance learning on Nov. 30

Tue 11-24-2020

There will be no classes at the Jr/Sr High on Wed, Nov. 25.  Pre-K through 6th grade will remain in session.

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MN COVID-19 update - November 24

Tue 11-24-2020

38 new deaths were reported this morning, including a Cottonwood County resident in their late 70’s.

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