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Bingham Lake man charged with treatening hospital staff

Thu 3-4-2021

Thirty-two-year-old Shawn Myers of Bingham Lake is charged with felony terroristic threats.

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State receives first Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Thu 3-4-2021

The state will receive 45-thousand-200 doses of the vaccine this week. 

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Legal marijuana bill passes third House committee

Thu 3-4-2021

A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota cleared its third House committee Wednesday after debate over workplace concerns. 

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MN National Guard unit to head to Middle East

Thu 3-4-2021

Around 11-hundred soldiers from several units across the state will be supporting the Operation Spartan Shield response force mission.

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Jackson City Council - March 2

Wed 3-3-2021

The Jackson City Council made quick work of taking steps to start opening up and making sure those still struggling are able to keep up.

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JCC advances two teams to Knowledge Bowl Region Tournament

Wed 3-3-2021

The top 12 teams advance to the Region Tournament, which will be held on Monday.

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Winners announced for "Name a Snowplow" contest

Wed 3-3-2021

One snowplow in each of MnDOT’s eight districts will officially be named this month.

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Minnesota to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Wed 3-3-2021

The state has been allocated just over 45-thousand doses of the third vaccine approved for emergency use.

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Spring weight restrictions in effect Thursday

Tue 3-2-2021

MnDOT will start spring load restrictions (SLR) in the south, southeast and metro frost zones at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 4.

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Bitter cold spell snaps mild weather streak

Tue 3-2-2021

Average high for the month was 16.46 degrees, over 10 degrees colder than the average of 27.53.

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Estherville man arrested for providing nicotine/vaping products to juveniles

Tue 3-2-2021

Authorities say 21 year old Hunter Gentry allegedly provided vaping and nicotine products to juveniles in December of last year.

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MN sees record number of handgun carry permits

Tue 3-2-2021

The B-C-A's annual report shows Minnesota sheriffs issued 96-thousand-554 permits last year

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Food shelf use remains high in MN

Tue 3-2-2021

A total of 40-percent of people visiting Salvation Army food pantries last year had never visited one before.

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70,000 vaccines administered yesterday

Mon 3-1-2021

That surpassed the total of 56-thousand doses given Saturday.

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Energy Assistance Program sees increase

Sun 2-28-2021

The Department will increase the maximum annual crisis benefit for qualifying households from $600 to $1,200.

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Authorities investigate semi crash near Madelia

Sat 2-27-2021

The Minnesota State Patrol says the driver lost control of a 2018 Freightliner tractor/trailer as it was traveling eastbound on Highway 60.

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New budget forecast shows surplus

Sat 2-27-2021

Minnesota Management and Budget officials are forecasting a one-point-six-billion-dollar surplus for the next two fiscal years.  

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One injured in semi crash on Highway 60

Fri 2-26-2021

The Minnesota State Patrol says the driver lost control of a 2018 Freightliner tractor/trailer as it was traveling eastbound on Highway 60.

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Estherville man sentenced on drug charges

Fri 2-26-2021

26-year-old Chance Wetter admitted he and others distributed meth in the lakes area from October 2019 through February of 2020.

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One injured in three-vehicle accident in Spirit Lake

Fri 2-26-2021

A three vehicle collision Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 34th Street in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Two Lakes are lawyers finalists for District Judge vacancy

Fri 2-26-2021

The 3A Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated Matthew T.E. Early and John M. Sandy, both of Spirit Lake.

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Updated budget forecast due out today

Fri 2-26-2021

The November forecast showed Minnesota with a surprising 641-million-dollar budget surplus during the COVID pandemic.  

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