Tag: MINNESOTA

Fairview Health making major cuts

Fairview Health making major cuts

The Minneapolis health care system Fairview Health is being forced to close multiple clinics and to cut hundreds of jobs. The cuts are coming after the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge operating losses for the company. Fairview Health is set to close 16 clinics and around 900 employees. Although Fairview Health had quite a few COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, […]

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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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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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U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), is financing $50 million to help provide loans through the Small Business Adminstration (SBA). The loans will help struggling small businesses. USBCDC is the tax credit and community investment subsidiary of U.S. Bank, which is based in Minneapolis. The money will go to seven community development financial institution (CDFI) customers. Each CDFI recieves between […]

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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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Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Trump orders meatpacking companies to stay open

Many meatpacking companies that have been struggling to stay open during the coronavirus are welcoming Trumps order for them to remain open, but not all of their employees share the same sentiment as the plants. “They are so thrilled,” Trump said after getting off a call with meatpacking executives. “They’re so happy. They’re all gung-ho, and we solved their problems.” […]

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Walz Signs Lease for Alternate Care Center in Roseville, MN

Walz Signs Lease for Alternate Care Center in Roseville, MN

New Alternate Care Site in Roseville, MN (Minnesota) – Governor Walz and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) officially signed the lease for an alternate care center in Roseville, MN. “Minnesotans deserve as much peace of mind as we can give them during this pandemic, and signing this lease is another way we’ve made good use of the time Minnesotans […]

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