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Energy assistance crisis benefits double, still time to apply

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance will double the crisis benefits for recipients struggling with heating costs during February’s bitter cold. According to a release, the annual crisis benefit was increased from $600 to $1,200, and can be used for covering past-due bills, disconnections and emergency fuel deliveries. There is still time to apply for energy assistance, and…

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Woman killed in crash with street sweeper

An 19-year-old Ada woman was killed Thursday night in a Polk County crash. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jayden Anderson was driving a PT Cruiser in the southbound lane of Highway 75 when she crossed into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with an Isuzu Street Sweeper. Anderson, while wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from…

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New SNAP program partnership with General Mills

Governor Tim Walz announced a new healthy foods outreach campaign to help Minnesota families struggling amid the pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is collaborating with General Mills to develop a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  campaign focused on helping families with children who’ve struggled over the past year. “No family should go hungry in…

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HUD awards grants to area HRAs

The federal Housing and Urban Development department recently awarded $39 million to preserve public housing in the state. According to a release, the annual grants allow public housing authorities to build, renovate and modernize community public housing. The HRA in Bemidji received over $234,000, in Bagley, over $60,000, in Cass Lake, over $101,000, in Park…

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Six-year-old killed in snowmobile crash

A six-year-old girl was killed in a snowmobile crash Monday in Federal Dam. According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, a 35-year-old woman was operating the 2004 SkiDoo in a residential yard when she struck a stump, launching the machine down an embankment toward Leech Lake and into a tree. CPR and…

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