Ad Spot

Two COVID-related deaths raise county death toll to 13

The Minnesota Department of Health reported two confirmed COVID-related deaths in Mower County, bringing the county’s death toll to 13. One case was reported over the weekend while the other was reported Tuesday morning.

According to Community Health Division Manager Pam Kellogg, the individuals were between the ages of 85-89 and 95-99 and resided in a long-term care facility.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative confirmed case total to 1,473. Because the MDH has labeled 18 cumulative cases as “probable cases,” the cumulative total case number is 1,491. Sixteen cases were reported over the weekend and two were reported Tuesday morning.

Approximately 45 cases are still active in Mower County, Kellogg said.

Neighboring counties on Tuesday reported the following cumulative total cases: Dodge (366), Fillmore (238), Freeborn (638, 4 deaths), Olmsted (2,089, 29 deaths) and Steele (724, 2 deaths).

Statewide, the MDH reported an increase of 6,163 new cases between Saturday and Tuesday, bringing the State’s cumulative total to 125,531. Of those, an estimated 13,897 are still active.

To date, 2,543,648 tests have been conducted in Minnesota.

As of Tuesday, 9,042 cumulative cases have resulted in hospitalization in Minnesota, including 2,451 in intensive care.

The MDH also reported 39 COVID-related deaths between Saturday and Tuesday, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,246. Of those, 1,583 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Mower County

Tuesday morning snow showers could bring 1 to 2 inches

Local Government

City/County food drive has record setting year

Mower County

Deer testing finds additional cases of Chronic Waste

Mower County

Salvation Army in need of bell-ringers

Business

Winners from annual Chamber meeting humbled

Mower County

Prime Time Piano: Pianist Plano shines with Austin’s gem

News

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement taking educational approach to new COVID restrictions

Mower County

A gift for further discovery

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Lyle man pleads guilty in drunk driving accident

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man pleads not guilty to drug sales, theft in Olmsted

Business

Hy-Vee prepares to feed 80K people in need with its Thanksgiving meals

News

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

News

Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

Albert Lea

MPPOA presents new car and $25K to Arik Matson and family

Mower County

About 400 COVID-19 cases active in county as numbers continue increasing

News

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Mower County

Prairie revived after pollution cleanup along Cedar River

News

No problems reported for new driver registration system

News

Mayo Clinic: 905 staff diagnosed with COVID in past 2 weeks

Mower County

Hormel Foundation to donate $10.6M to community non-profits

Health

Minnesota shuts more businesses as COVID-19 spread soars

News

2 Iron Range lawmakers spilt with Senate Democratic Caucus

News

Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties