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Situation Update for Wednesday, May 27

STATE UPDATES Today, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 510 newly reported COVID-19 cases and 33 newly reported deaths, bringing the total to 22,464 cases and 932 deaths. Of those deaths, 759 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those total cases, 2,487 are confirmed to be health care workers who have…

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Five seriously injured in weekend crash

Five were seriously injured in a crash Saturday evening in Cass County. According to Sheriff Tom Burch, deputies and responders arrived to 43rd Avenue and found two vehicles involved in a head-on crash at the crest of a hill, with one vehicle, a 2001 Chevy Pickup, fully engulfed in flames. The three male occupants of…

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Situation Update for Tuesday, May 26

STATE UPDATES Today, the Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 652 COVID-19 cases in the state and 18 newly reported deaths, bringing the cumulative totals to 21,960 cases and 899 deaths. Of those positive cases, 2,427 were health care workers that contracted the virus at some point over the course of the outbreak. To…

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Two-year-old killed in Becker County house fire

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two-year-old child killed in a house fire north of Detroit Lakes. According to a release, the fire was reported early Saturday morning after midnight, with the initial report indicating there were two people trapped inside the house. Upon deputy arrival, the house was fully engulfed in flames…

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Reopening of campgrounds will be in phases

The Minnesota DNR will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, forests and recreation areas starting June 1. Both public and private campgrounds can reopen beginning June 1, if they create a preparedness plan and follow the state’s campground guidelines. These guidelines, according to the website, include closing common spaces and services, such as amphitheaters, visitor…

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MDVA plans virtual Memorial Day celebration

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Twin Cities PBS, will sponsor a virtual Memorial Day program. According to a release, while a live event will not be held, the three State Veterans Cemeteries will be open for visitors, who are encouraged to follow guidelines of limiting groups to 10 or fewer. TPT…

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