Daily Archives: May 1, 2020


Situation Update Friday, May 1

Posted at 11:10 a.m. This article will be updated as more information becomes available. STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed today an increase of 594 of positive COVID-19 cases in the state, and an additional 28 deaths. That brings the total to 5,730 of cases and 371 of deaths. So far, there have…


Great River Rescue reopens May 12

Great River Rescue has announced it will re-open its companion animal shelter on Tuesday, May 12. The shelter, which was temporarily closed on March 27 due to the public health emergency, will return to full operation with new procedures to promote social distancing norms. Some of the most notable procedural changes include visitations by appointment…


Summary of 2020 road projects in the region

STATE HIGHWAYS In this district, MnDOT will work on Highway 1 and Highway 32 in Thief River Falls. Between them, the county, city and watershed there are eight different projects happening in that vicinity this summer. MnDOT will also resurface between Bena and Ball Club on Highway 2, and construct a new multi-use trail in…


Virtual open house for Deer River road projects

MnDOT will host a virtual open house Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. on road projects scheduled to take place this summer in Deer River. Participants must register for the virtual open house by visiting the project website or contacting TJ Melcher. A recording of the meeting will also be made available on the website. …

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