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Daily COVID-19 update: 20 new deaths reported statewide

Minnesota recorded 20 more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday and more than 1,500 new cases. The new deaths follow a record high day for deaths on ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Mayo Clinic Health System to transition COVID-19 testing sites indoors

Mayo Clinic Health System will transition its COVID-19 testing sites to new indoor locations next Wednesday for safety of patients and staff during the winter, ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: Minnesota reports 35 new COVID-19 deaths, 2 in Mower County

Minnesota reported 35 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, including two additional deaths in Mower County, tying a single-day record set May 28, according to the Minnesota ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Working to save more lives

Freeborn Fire Department hopes to get second LUCAS CPR machine Read more

2 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

NAMI plans state conference on mental health challenges

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota will hold its state conference virtually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, according to a press release. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: 13th Mower County death reported; hospitalizations continue rising

Mower County reported its 13th COVID-19 death on Tuesday as over 1,000 new cases were reported across the state. According to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: High new case numbers across the state

Minnesota continued its streak of large new COVID-19 cases on Monday with 1,636 cases reported. The new cases increased the state’s cumulative count to 124,439, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 17 new deaths statewide, including 1 in Mower County

Seventeen new COVID-19 deaths were reported across Minnesota on Sunday, including one in Mower County. The person, who was between 95 and 99 years old, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 cases: Seven new cases reported in Freeborn County

A day after recording 21 new COVID-19 cases, Freeborn County reported seven new cases on Saturday, according to health officials. The new cases increase the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mason City Clinic welcomes new Albert Lea provider

Dr. Brittany Waletzko Bartz is currently scheduling appointments for Albert Lea and its surrounding communities, according to a press release. A native of Albany, Waletzko ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: Mower County records 8th death; 21 new cases in Freeborn County

Nothing good has come from Minnesota’s COVID-19 data this week. That unhappy trend continued Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 more deaths atop ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Freeborn County, but state death count high again; active cases top 10K

A day after reporting 29 COVID-19 deaths — the highest single-day death count in months — Minnesota health officials returned Thursday with an equally grim ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Mayo Clinic lighting event to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will light the front of the hospital buildings pink Friday evening in recognition of Breast Cancer ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: Highest death count in months; 1,200 new cases

Minnesota’s latest COVID-19 data continues to show the state’s numbers headed in the wrong direction. The Health Department Wednesday reported more than 1,200 newly confirmed ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Walz: Minnesota will offer mail-in saliva tests for virus

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will expand its offering of saliva tests for the coronavirus into a statewide mail-in program that will be available free to all ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

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