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DARK SKY AREA DEFINED
September 18, 2020, 8:19 am

The Boundary Waters wilderness area in Duluth is named a sanctuary for stargazing. The International Dark Sky Association recently named Boundary Waters a dark sky sanctuary for its amazing starry skies. Boundary Waters is the 13th dark sky sanctuary in the world.



TRUMP VISITS BEMIDJI
September 18, 2020, 8:18 am

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has finally announced his plans for his visit today to Minnesota. Biden’s campaign announced he’ll tour a union training center in Duluth sometime this afternoon. Meanwhile, President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Bemidji today.



MISSING STOP SIGNS
September 18, 2020, 8:18 am

An increasing number of stop signs are going missing in Minnesota. Police say the stolen signs are creating a hazard for drivers because they can’t tell where to stop. Anyone with information on the sign thefts is asked to call local police or the sheriff’s office.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MAY HAPPEN
September 17, 2020, 9:49 am

The Minnesota State High School League is considering allowing football and volleyball teams to play this fall. Reports say the league could meet this week to discuss the future of the two sports. Football games could start on October 2nd if a plan is approved.



TRUMP IN BEMIDJI
September 17, 2020, 9:49 am

Governor Tim Walz says he wants President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to follow coronavirus safety guidelines while campaigning in the state this week. Walz sent a letter to the candidates Tuesday, asking them to adhere to his event capacity limit of just 250 people. Trump will be in Bemidji Friday. Biden will be in Minnesota Friday as well, but it’s unclear where.



FIREFIGHTERS HEAD WEST
September 16, 2020, 10:33 am

Minnesota firefighters are headed to the west coast today to help out with wildfires. On Monday, the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office announced 29 firefighters from seven Minnesota fire departments are making their way to Oregon. The emergency response was authorized by Governor Tim Walz.



MPR RESIGNATION
September 16, 2020, 10:33 am

Long-time Minnesota Public Radio reporter Marianne Combs has resigned after accusing MPR of blocking a story where she investigated sexual misconduct claims against a DJ at The Current. Combs announced her resignation Monday morning, claiming MPR was trying to prevent a lawsuit by blocking the story. MPR President Duchesne Drew released a statement after Combs’ resignation, saying he supports the editors who worked on her story and the story didn’t meet the company’s standards.



COVID UPDATES FROM STATE LEADERS
September 14, 2020, 10:08 am

The COVID-19 emergency has not passed and Minnesota’s cases and hospitalizations continue to fluctuate. Public health experts are very concerned about spikes this coming fall and winter as we enter flu season. Legislators met Friday in Special Session. Speaker Melissa Hortman…

Cut #3 Majority Leader Ryan Winkler…



FATAL CRASH IN CASS COUNTY
September 14, 2020, 10:08 am

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports a one vehicle crash on 26th Ave SW in Pine River Township. The vehicle left the roadway, flipped and rolled several times. A 16 year old female was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The 16 year old male driver was treated at the scene and then taken to a Brainerd hospital. Three other passengers, two 16-year-old males and one 16-year-old female suffered minor injuries. It is believed that speed was a factor, but alcohol does not appear to be involved. No names are being released due to the victim’s ages. crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.



FIRINGS OVER IMPROPER MEDICAL RECORD REVIEWS
September 11, 2020, 7:18 am

Thirteen employees at Hennepin County Medical Center have been fired for improperly accessing George Floyd’s medical records. That’s according to an attorney for Floyd’s family. Reports say the hospital recently performed an audit and found 18 people had accessed Floyd’s files, leading to the 13 firings. Five of the cases were for legitimate medical reasons.



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