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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…


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…


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…


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…


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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