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Minnesota COVID Update - October 27

Tue 10-27-2020

Jackson County is up 2 to 217, Cottonwood County is up 4 to 286, Martin County is up 2 to 615 and Nobles County is up 32 to 2,309. 

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Two killed in accident near Heron Lake

Tue 10-27-2020

A collision Monday involving a car and a semi north of Heron Lake claimed the lives of two people.

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Minnesota crop condition report for October 26

Tue 10-27-2020

The widespread precipitation increased both topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies.

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Iowa crop condition report for October 27

Tue 10-27-2020

Although fieldwork was limited, activities reported included baling corn stalks, applying fertilizer and manure, and fall tillage.

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Lewis surgury a success

Tue 10-27-2020

The campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis says his emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia was a success.

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Clay County Fair to seek grant funds

Tue 10-27-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced a relief package for county fairs hit especially hard by the pandemic.

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Gov. Walz calls for "goal-line stand" against COVID

Tue 10-27-2020

He says residents need to step up compliance with masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds.

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MN COVID Update - October 26

Mon 10-26-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported 1,578 new COVID-19 cases this morning.  That brings the State’s total to 135,372. 

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HL-O HS transitions to distance learning

Mon 10-26-2020

Heron Lake-Okabena High School is going to distance learning for at least the next two weeks.

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Estherville woman injured in NW Iowa crash

Mon 10-26-2020

55-year-old Joanne Callaro of Estherville, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with possible injuries.

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MN health officials say rural counties seeing COVID spike

Mon 10-26-2020

The rate of new cases per capita across 56 counties in greater Minnesota tripled between early September and early October.

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Minnesota COVID update - October 24

Sat 10-24-2020

Minnesota COVID update - October 23

Fri 10-23-2020

Jackson County is up 3 to 207, Cottonwood County is up 6 to 272, Martin County is up 4 to 606 and Nobles County is up 22 to 2,219. 

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As numbers stabilize, JCC increases in-person learning

Fri 10-23-2020

Seniors will be back in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with all 8th grade students in-person on Wednesdays as well.

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Bonding bill to provide jobs, affordable housing

Fri 10-23-2020

It covers transportation improvements, water treatment plant upgrades and other work.

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Minnesota officials announce at-home saliva testing program

Fri 10-23-2020

The test pilot program will allow residents in two dozen counties or tribal nations to test themselves for COVID-19.

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Iowa continues to see COVID surge, including NW Iowa

Fri 10-23-2020

Dickinson county is reporting 15 new cases Thursday, while O'Brien county topped the list with the biggest increase, reporting 23 new cases.

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Minnesota COVID update - October 22

Thu 10-22-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported 1,574 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths this morning. 

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Jackson man injured in accident near Madelia

Thu 10-22-2020

43 year-old William Eggimann of Jackson was eastbound on Highway 60 when he lost control and rolled. 

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USDA approves agricultural disasters in SW MN

Thu 10-22-2020

Farmers in Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, and Rock counties are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the USDA FSA.

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One injured in one vehicle crash north of Lakefield

Wed 10-21-2020

49-year-old Jonathan Salzer of Luverne was northbound on Highway 86 when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice covered road.

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Emmet County lifts burn ban

Wed 10-21-2020

A ban on open burning in Emmet county that had been previously in effect has been lifted effective immediately.

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