USDA predicts big jump in corn, soybean acreage for Minnesota

A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts a big jump in corn and soybean acreage for Minnesota this year.

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

The World Health Organization has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets, most often when people cough or sneeze, that fall to the ground.
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  July 4 weekend fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

The United States has dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts fear celebrations for the July 4th weekend will act like rocket fuel for the nation’s surging coronavirus outbreak.


  Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down for environmental review

  Sen. Scott Jensen being investigated by state board after COVID-19 comments

  Minnesota driver’s manual updates text for legal gun owners; four years since Philando Castile’s death

  The Docket: Mankato City Council to discuss mask mandate

  Waterville celebrates milestone with drive by parade

Waterville resident turned 100 years old today and they found an accommodating way of celebrating her.
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$10,000 reward offered in Atlanta killing of 8-year-old girl

Authorities say a group of armed individuals opened fire near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer in June. The area has become a site for frequent demonstrations.

  Tips for treating a sunburn

  Fairmont is a hub for water skiing

Local girls place on national speech stage

  Campers get festive with 4th of July campsite decorating contest

Prince statue completes memorial in town where Purple Rain was filmed

Toxic blue algae blooming on Lake Crystal

Family throwing impromptu parade visits

Local firework sales see boost ahead of Fourth of July

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  FDA adds to list warning of potentially toxic hand sanitizers

The FDA updated an earlier advisory, adding more hand sanitizer products that may contain methanol it recommended people not use.


  Welcome native makes Seattle’s 60-man player pool

8 to be inducted into Minnesota State Athletics Hall of Fame

The Minnesota State Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced it will be inducting eight new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame this year.


Minnesota health officials report 423 additional positive cases, 8 deaths tied of COVID-19

City of Mankato asks for feedback on emergency ordinance

Buffalo Springs Lake to require face coverings at Friday’s fireworks show

  Lemonade stands popping up at assisted-living communities

  Highway 68 near Courtland reopens after mudslides

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said excess water drainage from crop fields on top of the hill may be destabilizing the hillside.
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Broadway star Nick Cordero dies after monthslong battle against coronavirus

Cordero faced severe complications from the virus, despite having no pre-existing health conditions. He spent weeks on a ventilator, suffered septic shock, mini-strokes and had to have a leg amputated.

  Protecting your dogs ahead of and during the 4th of July firework celebrations

  The Silo Art Project is completed after 2-years of work by Guido van Helten

  United Hospital District sells former building

  Plaques placed In front of historic homes in North Mankato


  Minnesota Zoo to receive $6 million in funding

  Staying safe while swimming this summer


  July 4 weekend fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

Debates turn emotional as schools across US decide how and if to open