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Minnesota tenants worry, landlords rant over eviction ban

Legislative negotiations on how to end the moratorium in an orderly fashion have bogged down on timing, notice requirements and other aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. As a new program rolls out – albeit slowly – to provide financial assistance to those behind on rent and to utilities or those …

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Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

Lakes Jam – an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with top-notch camping – will last four days instead of three this year and take place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. “Coming back after being away last year almost created a nervous excitement because …

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New manufacturer for Baxter industrial park after council nods

By approving a redevelopment of the property at its virtual meeting on May 18, Baxter City Council paved the way for an addition to the Avantech property at 7790 Hastings Road, including an off-park portion, as well as the ‘addition of more than 50,000 square feet and development agreements to …

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‘Tiger King’ animals seized from Minnesota Wildcat Sanctuary

SANDSTONE, Minnesota – The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota has accepted several big cats seized last week at Tiger King Park, the park featured in the popular Netflix documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Federal authorities seized 69 big cats from the wildlife park belonging to Jeff and …

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Sending coronavirus to India: deaths cross 300,000 mark, recoveries increase

The dead cross the dark stage of 300,000 India reported 222,315 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 26.7 million, according to data from the central health ministry. The country has recorded 4,454 deaths from the pandemic, bringing the death toll to 303,720. The active …

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Updates on the set in downtown Columbus, Ohio: Olivia Kurtz, 16, dead

A teenage girl has died, five other young people were injured and two others injured in a mass shooting Saturday night during a musical evening promoted on social media at the Bicentennial Park Amphitheater in downtown Columbus. Columbus Fire police and medics were called at 11:51 p.m. Saturday for a …

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Higgins: Golden triangle striking ‘balance’ with solar power

In less than 18 months, three 2,000-acre sites in the Golden Triangle – two in Lowndes County, one in West Point – are under contract to solar energy production facilities. Another 2,000 acres adjacent to the Clay County project, as well as another comparable site near the Starkville Industrial Park, …

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2 dead, 8 injured in shooting in Minneapolis

A preliminary investigation shows that two people were standing in a crowded area and arguing verbally. They both drew their guns and began firing, police spokesman John Elder said in a statement. At 1:59 a.m. on Saturday, officers working at the evening bar near the 300 block of North First …

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Police Blotter – May 22

ARRESTS – A 22-year-old man was arrested at 10:52 p.m. on May 15 in a hit-and-run accident on the 9600 block of Business Highway 371. A 62-year-old woman was arrested at 10:30 p.m. on May 14 for burglary and assault following an incident at the 3100 block of River Road, …

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center appoints interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has appointed Charisse Oland of Sioux Falls, South Dakota as Interim CEO to lead the organization through its transition. Kyle Bauer, who has led the organization since 2017, announced his resignation as CEO on April 30 for personal reasons. Oland will …

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