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Daily COVID-19 update: More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths in Minnesota

Minnesota reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday along with 14 new deaths, continuing a trend of high new case numbers and double ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Red Cross: Flu vaccine, blood donations help save lives

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: 10 new cases in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday as the state reported another day with more than 1,000 new cases. The new cases in ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

3 days 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

3 days 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

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Working to save more lives

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

4 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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.

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