Author: Miles Nelson

Great River Energy headquarters in Maple Grove, MN utilizes 100% green energy.

Great River Energy to Close Coal Plant, Invest in Renewables

Coal Fired Plant in North Dakota to Close in 2022. Minnesota energy producer Great River Energy released a plan Thursday to close the largest coal-fired plant in North Dakota as it aims to move towards renewable energy resources. The company looks to replace most of the lost energy with wind farms in Minnesota by 2023. Additionally, the plan states that […]

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Fishing season for prized walleye, trout, pike, and bass opens May 9th.

DNR Urges Safety As Fishing Season Opens

“We can have a great opener and stay safe,” says DNR Commissioner. As Minnesotan anglers eagerly await Saturday’s fishing opener, caution is being recommended in how fishers commute and launch to combat COVID-19. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen wishes to keep the tradition of fishing in Minnesota through the current pandemic while maintaining safety for communities who experience […]

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Various long-term care facilities have faced evacuations due to COVID-19 among staff and residents.

MN Long-Term Care Facilities Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Over 70% of MN deaths are correlated with long-term care facilities. State confirms 17 new deaths Tuesday, 14 being senior care residents. St. Cloud (UTVS) – According to Minnesota Department of Health Infection Disease Director Kris Ehresmann in Tuesday’s press briefing, a total of 113 of the states 160 confirmed deaths were connected to senior living care in some way. […]

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MN Legislature Passes Fourth COVID-19 Relief Bill

MN Legislature Passes Fourth COVID-19 Relief Bill

Latest bill set to be signed by Gov. Walz Wednesday. COVID-19 testing coverage, remote government agency meetings highlight new bill. Minnesota legislators have been working across the aisle to pass relief for constituents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the state. Tuesday’s bill was passed in the House (103-31) and the Senate (64-3) with broad bipartisan support and […]

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Major Flooding Prompts National Guard Activation in Northern MN

Major Flooding Prompts National Guard Activation in Northern MN

Governor Walz sends National Guard to Marshall County Town of Oslo at highest risk of severe flooding in the Red River Valley St. Cloud, MN (UTVS) Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-30 Wednesday morning to activate the Minnesota National Guard to begin assisting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in flood prevention efforts. Specifically, the order directs the Guard […]

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Minnesota Releases New COVID-19 Website For Residents

Minnesota Releases New COVID-19 Website For Residents

Governor Gives Minnesotans New Tools, Information Access New dashboard from the state puts resources and data at residents’ fingertips. St. Cloud, MN (UTVS) Minnesota Governor Tim Walz debuted a brand new website on Friday for Minnesotans to get the latest information on the state’s battle with COVID-19. The dashboard is built to give information critical to both residents and healthcare […]

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