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Walz announces vaccine pilot program amid supply concerns

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz announced a pilot program on Monday to vaccinate teachers, child care workers and individuals over 65 as the state aims ... Read more

2 hours ago by Associated Press.

Austin families to receive kits filled with household essentials while transitioning to stable housing

This winter, 10 families from Austin will receive a Welcome Home Kit filled with household essentials through the Bremer Home For Good initiative. Made possible ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

NuTek Biosciences, First Street SE two-way traffic on council agenda

The Austin City Council will hold a public hearing on an application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for a grant under ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Xcel looking to upgrade Grand Meadow wind farm

Xcel Energy is hoping a proposed upgrade to its wind towers near Grand Meadow will move the wind farm further into the future. The company ... Read more

2 days ago by Eric Johnson.

DPS, law enforcement partners prepare for possible activity at MN Capitol

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the State Patrol are preparing for possible protest activity around the State Capitol over ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Officials: Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

MINNEAPOLIS  — Authorities now believe there is no credible, immediate threat from extremists to Minnesota in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Public Safety ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Education Briefs

University of Wisconsin-stevens Point Fall Honors List Grand Meadow: Elizabeth Benson, senior, highest honor University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Fall Dean’s List Adams Nicholas Finbraaten, College ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Host Industrial Hemp Forum

The virtual forum will be held Feb. 10-11 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites anyone interested in hemp and hemp production to its 2021 ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

UMN and NDSU Extensions to offer farm safety webinar series

ROCHESTER — University of Minnesota Extension is partnering with North Dakota State University Extension to offer a series of farm safety webinars this winter. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Groups ask court to restore protections for US gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont.  — Wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition, MercyOne celebrate groundbreaking on new clinic

About 3 1/2 years after a group of residents joined together to fight for health care options in Albert Lea, leaders of the Albert Lea ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

WILMINGTON, Del.  — Getting 100 million shots into Americans’ arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Approx. 100 COVID cases active in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,601 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 63 “probable cases,” as of Friday morning. According to Mower County Public ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Making the punishment fit the crime

Bill being introduced to increase penalty for those who attempt to kill police   Roughly one year after Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was shot ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

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