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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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Sent from the road, but not lost at sea!

Vicki Shurly’s dispatch from the road; Alabama and the Tennessee River | Photo by Vicki Shurly (Remember when our librarian was lost at sea at the start of the pandemic last year? Read all about it here. Well, she’s traveling again! This time in their little “Cottage on Wheels”, as …

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Brainerd ambulances move stations for the first time in decades

A recent move, however, means ambulances are responding to new management and new searches. The North Memorial Health Brainerd area ambulance moved on March 1 from its accommodation in two buildings on the 200 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Brainerd to an expanded location on Industrial Park Road in …

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Home battery, deceased listed among HPD reports | New

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Police Department listed 15 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, according to a printout released by the department. However, individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only details known: Driving under suspension or revocation, Saturday 6:30 …

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Spread the word: Lower Burrell officials are happy with what the public can do on the new website

Making a reservation on Lower Burrell’s new website to see the Easter Bunny this year was so easy, officials are hoping more residents will visit for a host of other reasons. The city launched its new website earlier this year to offer online, for the first time, services such as …

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