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Extreme fire conditions today

Extreme fire conditions today

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a red flag warning for southwest and west-central parts of the state. The red flag warning means that there is a possibility for extreme fire conditions. Red flag warnings show weather that makes ideal wildfire conditions. Strong winds and low humidity make this go into effect. The warning is in effect […]

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Emerald Ash Borer discovered in two counties

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in two counties

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in two more Minnesota counties this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) found larvae of the invasive species in the Southwest counties of Carver and Sibley. Emerald Ash Borer has been a common occurrence recently with 25 of 87 counties having the invasive species. The larvae were spotted and confirmed in Carver and […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake Minnie-Belle

Zebra mussels found in Lake Minnie-Belle

The Minnesota DNR (Department of Natural Resources) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Minnie-Belle in Litchfield. The DNR reported finding zebra mussels on a private dock and a boat lift on the Meeker County lake after someone reported a possible sighting. Zebra mussels are damaging because they compete negatively with native species, can injure swimmers, negatively […]

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Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

A Brooklyn Park resident and former Twin Cities nonprofit manager has been sentenced to prison for fraud and false statements. Clarissa Lynn Combs, 49, was sentenced to 71 months in prison after conspiring to commit both wire fraud and making a false statement. She originally plead guilty back in December of 2019 and was sentenced today in front of US […]

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President Trump

BREAKING: President and first lady test positive for covid-19

Earlier this morning President Donald Trump announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus along with his wife Melania. This could be a large health risk to the President, as he sits in on of the more risky age categories for contracting the virus. He is 74 years old which is the category with the third most amount […]

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Update On The Press Bar

Downtown St. Cloud has been missing a big feature of it since the Press Bar burnt down in February. The bar was a big part of the restaurant and bar scene of downtown St. Cloud for decades. Since it burnt down the city has worked on cleaning the site up. Now though the city and residents of St. Cloud are […]

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Deadly three car crash

On Friday, September 26th at approximately 2:16 PM, the Douglas County Sheriffs Office responded to a call about a three vehicle accident on County Road 82 Near E Victoria Lake Road SE. A dump truck driven by 65 year old Paul Carlsen of Garfield, Minnesota, was driving westbound on county road 82. It blew a tire which caused the dump […]

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Fire

Structural fire destroys building

Last Saturday multiple 9-1-1 calls were received about a structural fire near Kensington, Minnesota. At 12:37 AM Douglas County Dispatch was notified about a fire at a Midwest Grain Systems building. When the Kensington Fire Department arrived at the building, it was completely engulfed in flames. Multiple other fire departments helped put the blaze out, including the Lowry, Brandon, Evansville, […]

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Abuse in the palm oil industry

Abuse in the palm oil industry

After an in-depth investigation by the Associated Press, it was found that many laborers in Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry are being exploited. In the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, which account for 85% of the world’s palm oil, some workers are being exploited by child labor, literal slavery, and even rape allegations. The palm oil industry is worth over […]

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Structural fire destroys shed

Structural fire destroys shed

Yesterday the Meeker County sheriff’s office received word of a potential structural fire in Forest City Township. As firefighters and deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered a shed that was smoking heavily and was completely engulfed in flames. The shed is owned by James and Katie Peterson. Luckily, no one was injured or near the shed during the fire. […]

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