Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

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Situation Update for Wednesday, June 24

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 304 newly reported cases of COVID-19 today, and five newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 33,763 cases and 1,397 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,102 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,450 were health care workers. Approximately 529,643 have been…

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DNR announces changes to campsite reservations

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is shortening its window for making reservations for camping and lodging to 120 days, or four months. Previously, customers could reserve campsites, cabins, yurts, tipis, and lodging facilities up to one year in advance. The change will take effect on July 1, 2020. While the agency originally planned…

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Sen. Tina Smith to introduce legislation today

U.S. Senator for Minnesota Tina Smith is introducing new legislation on the Senate Floor today.  The bill, according to a summary, requires insurance plans to cover virtual mental health and substance use disorder services provided through telehealth at the same reimbursement rate as in-person visits, as well as prohibit health plans from imposing additional barriers…

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Two facing drug charges after search in Walker area

Featured photo, from left: James Allen, Jessica Teel. Photo courtesy of Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Two are facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed in the rural Walker area Saturday. According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, the residence in Turtle Lake Township was thoroughly searched and investigators found a…

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