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St. Cloud man injured in M ??/ C crash
Dozens of COVID-19 Delta variant cases reported in Minnesota
The Essentia Health Fitness Expo opens grandma?s marathon weekend
Knutson Construction cuts ribbon at new Mankato office
The US Coast Guard plans to close its Grand Marais station by next summer
Drone-assisted organ delivery? Yep, it?s a thing
Two St. Cloud men charged with armed burglary and assault
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St. Cloud man injured in M ??/ C crash

Photo: Stearns County Sheriff A St. Cloud man was slightly injured in a motorcycle accident in Stearns County Wednesday night. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Stearns County Communications Center was informed of a motorcycle accident in the LeSauk community. A group of three motorcycles were heading south on 50th Avenue north of 23rd Street South […]

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Photo: Stearns County Sheriff

A St. Cloud man was slightly injured in a motorcycle accident in Stearns County Wednesday night.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the Stearns County Communications Center was informed of a motorcycle accident in the LeSauk community.

A group of three motorcycles were heading south on 50th Avenue north of 23rd Street South when the leading motorcycle heading east went off the lane. The driver, 23-year-old Bashir Muhumed, was thrown from the motorcycle and it overturned several times.

The motorcycle then came to a stop in a field about 265 meters from where it left the lane.

Muhumed was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Authorities believe that speed is a major contributor to the crash.

Previous articleSarah M. Buckentin

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St. Cloud man injured in M ??/ C crash

Photo: Stearns County Sheriff A St. Cloud man was slightly injured in a motorcycle accident in Stearns County Wednesday night. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Stearns County Communications Center was informed of a motorcycle accident in the LeSauk community. A group of three motorcycles were heading south on 50th Avenue north of 23rd Street South […]

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St. Cloud man injured in M ??/ C crash

Photo: Stearns County Sheriff

A St. Cloud man was slightly injured in a motorcycle accident in Stearns County Wednesday night.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the Stearns County Communications Center was informed of a motorcycle accident in the LeSauk community.

A group of three motorcycles were heading south on 50th Avenue north of 23rd Street South when the leading motorcycle heading east went off the lane. The driver, 23-year-old Bashir Muhumed, was thrown from the motorcycle and it overturned several times.

The motorcycle then came to a stop in a field about 265 meters from where it left the lane.

Muhumed was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Authorities believe that speed is a major contributor to the crash.

Previous articleSarah M. Buckentin

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Dozens of COVID-19 Delta variant cases reported in Minnesota

items ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – There have been dozens of cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Minnesota that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are now classifying as a “worrying variant.” According to the CDC, the delta variant spreads more easily and causes more severe cases compared to other variants. Vaccine […]

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There have been dozens of cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Minnesota that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are now classifying as a “worrying variant.”

According to the CDC, the delta variant spreads more easily and causes more severe cases compared to other variants.

Vaccine Now Available to Minnesota Children 12-15 Years Old

Thursday marked the first day that children between the ages of 12 and 15 in Minnesota could get the COVID-19 vaccine.

While the B.1.1.7 or “UK” variety is currently the predominant variety in Minnesota, state health officials are seeing an increase in the other varieties, including Delta.

From December 1 to June 14, Minnesota reported 43 cases of the Delta variant, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Since not all cases are sequenced, health officials say the number of cases is likely to be higher.

Currently, the Minnesota Delta variant has a higher rate of hospital admissions (23%) than other variants. There were two delta-related deaths in the past month.

While the effectiveness of the vaccine against the Delta variant is not fully understood, in all recent COVID-19 cases, state health officials say the “overwhelming” number of people who experience severe symptoms are not vaccinated.

“A vaccination reduces the overall transmission – and thus the likelihood of mutations and variants – and can protect against variants in many cases,” said an MDH statement. “That is why it is so important for everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated.”

As more people are being vaccinated across the country, health officials expect to expect COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated people. Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

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Dozens of COVID-19 Delta variant cases reported in Minnesota

items ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – There have been dozens of cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Minnesota that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are now classifying as a “worrying variant.” According to the CDC, the delta variant spreads more easily and causes more severe cases compared to other variants. Vaccine […]

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There have been dozens of cases of the COVID-19 delta variant in Minnesota that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are now classifying as a “worrying variant.”

According to the CDC, the delta variant spreads more easily and causes more severe cases compared to other variants.

Vaccine Now Available to Minnesota Children 12-15 Years Old

Thursday marked the first day that children between the ages of 12 and 15 in Minnesota could get the COVID-19 vaccine.

While the B.1.1.7 or “UK” variety is currently the predominant variety in Minnesota, state health officials are seeing an increase in the other varieties, including Delta.

From December 1 to June 14, Minnesota reported 43 cases of the Delta variant, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Since not all cases are sequenced, health officials say the number of cases is likely to be higher.

Currently, the Minnesota Delta variant has a higher rate of hospital admissions (23%) than other variants. There were two delta-related deaths in the past month.

While the effectiveness of the vaccine against the Delta variant is not fully understood, in all recent COVID-19 cases, state health officials say the “overwhelming” number of people who experience severe symptoms are not vaccinated.

“A vaccination reduces the overall transmission – and thus the likelihood of mutations and variants – and can protect against variants in many cases,” said an MDH statement. “That is why it is so important for everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated.”

As more people are being vaccinated across the country, health officials expect to expect COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated people. Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

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The Essentia Health Fitness Expo kicks off Grandma's Marathon weekend

More than 50 vendors are ready for the free two-day event, which is open on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participants can also pick up their racing packages at the Expo. Bobbie Lyons, who will run the marathon with friends […]

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More than 50 vendors are ready for the free two-day event, which is open on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Participants can also pick up their racing packages at the Expo.

Bobbie Lyons, who will run the marathon with friends on Thursday, said she was glad things got back to normal this year.

“We’re super excited. Last year was really difficult,” said Lyons. “We all ran in different states, so that was tough, but we’re happy to be back and do it all together.”

Elena Oslund, who was from Texas, said she was going to use grandma’s half marathon to help her remove the cobwebs after being unable to attend a major event in more than a year.

“I know I was a little rusty. It’s been a little over a year,” she said, “I ran the Austin Marathon and finished second, so I’m trying to get into the Olympic tests. I run half just to break the ice. It’s a good cause, people are very supportive, so we’ll see. “

This year’s expo has a slightly different layout than previous years to allow for adequate social distancing.

?We work with more than twice the area of ??a typical year,? said Laura Bergen, Director of Registration and Expo, ?so that our participants can continue to have a great experience and at the same time feel as safe and comfortable as possible, just a great feeling after one To be back again this year and we look forward to sharing our event and community with our attendees and their families and friends again. “

More information can be found here.

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The Essentia Health Fitness Expo kicks off Grandma's Marathon weekend

More than 50 vendors are ready for the free two-day event, which is open on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participants can also pick up their racing packages at the Expo. Bobbie Lyons, who will run the marathon with friends […]

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The Essentia Health Fitness Expo kicks off Grandma's Marathon weekend

More than 50 vendors are ready for the free two-day event, which is open on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Participants can also pick up their racing packages at the Expo.

Bobbie Lyons, who will run the marathon with friends on Thursday, said she was glad things got back to normal this year.

“We’re super excited. Last year was really difficult,” said Lyons. “We all ran in different states, so that was tough, but we’re happy to be back and do it all together.”

Elena Oslund, who was from Texas, said she was going to use grandma’s half marathon to help her remove the cobwebs after being unable to attend a major event in more than a year.

“I know I was a little rusty. It’s been a little over a year,” she said, “I ran the Austin Marathon and finished second, so I’m trying to get into the Olympic tests. I run half just to break the ice. It’s a good cause, people are very supportive, so we’ll see. “

This year’s expo has a slightly different layout than previous years to allow for adequate social distancing.

?We work with more than twice the area of ??a typical year,? said Laura Bergen, Director of Registration and Expo, ?so that our participants can continue to have a great experience and at the same time feel as safe and comfortable as possible, just a great feeling after one To be back again this year and we look forward to sharing our event and community with our attendees and their families and friends again. “

More information can be found here.

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Knutson Construction cuts ribbon at new Mankato office

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – Knutson Construction built the Eide Bailly Tower, and now their office is on the fourth floor. Knutson Construction has been part of the Mankato community for over 15 years and has helped build Prairie Winds Middle School, parts of Mankato East High School, and parts of the Mankato facilities of the […]

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MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – Knutson Construction built the Eide Bailly Tower, and now their office is on the fourth floor.

Knutson Construction has been part of the Mankato community for over 15 years and has helped build Prairie Winds Middle School, parts of Mankato East High School, and parts of the Mankato facilities of the Mayo Clinic Health System.

“I grew up about 40 minutes away from here so it is very exciting to have my career returning to where I grew up,” said Tom Leimer, vice president of Knutson Construction. “Then it is very exciting to see the growth of our employees and the opportunities that arise in Mankato as well.”

Knutson Construction looks forward to working more in Mankato.

They say their goal is to help people achieve their dreams and help people do whatever they need, no matter the size of the project.

Copyright 2021 KEYC. All rights reserved.

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Knutson Construction cuts ribbon at new Mankato office

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – Knutson Construction built the Eide Bailly Tower, and now their office is on the fourth floor. Knutson Construction has been part of the Mankato community for over 15 years and has helped build Prairie Winds Middle School, parts of Mankato East High School, and parts of the Mankato facilities of the […]

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Knutson Construction cuts ribbon at new Mankato office

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – Knutson Construction built the Eide Bailly Tower, and now their office is on the fourth floor.

Knutson Construction has been part of the Mankato community for over 15 years and has helped build Prairie Winds Middle School, parts of Mankato East High School, and parts of the Mankato facilities of the Mayo Clinic Health System.

“I grew up about 40 minutes away from here so it is very exciting to have my career returning to where I grew up,” said Tom Leimer, vice president of Knutson Construction. “Then it is very exciting to see the growth of our employees and the opportunities that arise in Mankato as well.”

Knutson Construction looks forward to working more in Mankato.

They say their goal is to help people achieve their dreams and help people do whatever they need, no matter the size of the project.

Copyright 2021 KEYC. All rights reserved.

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The US Coast Guard plans to close its Grand Marais station by next summer

Melissa Turtinen / Bring me the news The US Coast Guard plans to close its North Superior Station in Grand Marais before next summer. Lt. Paul Rhynard, the Coast Guard’s regional spokesman for the Great Lakes Region, told Bring Me The News on Thursday that the plan was to consolidate North Superior Station with its […]

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The US Coast Guard plans to close its North Superior Station in Grand Marais before next summer.

Lt. Paul Rhynard, the Coast Guard’s regional spokesman for the Great Lakes Region, told Bring Me The News on Thursday that the plan was to consolidate North Superior Station with its Duluth station “sometime before the 2022 summer season”.

North Superior Station is a seasonal station with an area of ??responsibility that extends from Taconite Harbor at Schroeder to the Canadian border including Isle Royal.

The Coast Guard single boat at Grand Marais train station.

The Coast Guard single boat at Grand Marais train station.

The station is only open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and has reported an average of about one case per year for the past 10 years, Rhynard said.

The station is manned by Duluth Station crew members who come and go about once a week, with usually no more than four crew members in Grand Marais at a time, he added. North Superior Station has a single small boat brought out of Duluth on the first crew rotation at the beginning of the summer.

This amalgamation means that North Superior Station, which has a prime location at Artist Point on Grand Marais Harbor, could eventually be used by the local community.

The North Superior Station of the Coast Guard at Artist Point in Grand Marais.

The North Superior Station of the Coast Guard at Artist Point in Grand Marais.

Rhynard said the property is being moved to managerial status and an environmental assessment is in progress on short notice.

“The Coast Guard will then determine the best course of action for the property with the aim of potentially selling the property for use by the local community or other government agency,” said Rhynard.

According to MNOpedia, the Coast Guard opened Grand Marais Station in 1929, and crews have rescued hundreds of fishermen and boaters from the lake in the years since. However, the need for a fully staffed station in Grand Marais has declined in recent decades as faster lifeboats have been built.

North Superior Station and Duluth Station are the only two US Coast Guard stations in Minnesota and are among the five stations on Lake Superior. The coverage area of ??Duluth Station extends from Two Harbors to Port Wing, Wisconsin.

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The US Coast Guard plans to close its Grand Marais station by next summer

Melissa Turtinen / Bring me the news The US Coast Guard plans to close its North Superior Station in Grand Marais before next summer. Lt. Paul Rhynard, the Coast Guard’s regional spokesman for the Great Lakes Region, told Bring Me The News on Thursday that the plan was to consolidate North Superior Station with its […]

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The US Coast Guard plans to close its Grand Marais station by next summer

The US Coast Guard plans to close its North Superior Station in Grand Marais before next summer.

Lt. Paul Rhynard, the Coast Guard’s regional spokesman for the Great Lakes Region, told Bring Me The News on Thursday that the plan was to consolidate North Superior Station with its Duluth station “sometime before the 2022 summer season”.

North Superior Station is a seasonal station with an area of ??responsibility that extends from Taconite Harbor at Schroeder to the Canadian border including Isle Royal.

The Coast Guard single boat at Grand Marais train station.

The Coast Guard single boat at Grand Marais train station.

The station is only open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and has reported an average of about one case per year for the past 10 years, Rhynard said.

The station is manned by Duluth Station crew members who come and go about once a week, with usually no more than four crew members in Grand Marais at a time, he added. North Superior Station has a single small boat brought out of Duluth on the first crew rotation at the beginning of the summer.

This amalgamation means that North Superior Station, which has a prime location at Artist Point on Grand Marais Harbor, could eventually be used by the local community.

The North Superior Station of the Coast Guard at Artist Point in Grand Marais.

The North Superior Station of the Coast Guard at Artist Point in Grand Marais.

Rhynard said the property is being moved to managerial status and an environmental assessment is in progress on short notice.

“The Coast Guard will then determine the best course of action for the property with the aim of potentially selling the property for use by the local community or other government agency,” said Rhynard.

According to MNOpedia, the Coast Guard opened Grand Marais Station in 1929, and crews have rescued hundreds of fishermen and boaters from the lake in the years since. However, the need for a fully staffed station in Grand Marais has declined in recent decades as faster lifeboats have been built.

North Superior Station and Duluth Station are the only two US Coast Guard stations in Minnesota and are among the five stations on Lake Superior. The coverage area of ??Duluth Station extends from Two Harbors to Port Wing, Wisconsin.

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Drone-assisted organ delivery? Yep, it?s a thing

Drone technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, but proponents are still figuring out how to get the most out of unmanned aircraft in the delivery of cargo. That picture became a little clearer last month when an unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) developer in Minnesota successfully used a drone to transport a human pancreas […]

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Drone technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, but proponents are still figuring out how to get the most out of unmanned aircraft in the delivery of cargo.

That picture became a little clearer last month when an unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) developer in Minnesota successfully used a drone to transport a human pancreas and generate real-time location data about the valuable cargo throughout the journey.

The test flight was conducted by Minneapolis-based UAS developer MissionGO in collaboration with LifeSource, an organ procurement organization for the upper Midwest, and Mercy Hospital, a health facility in the Coon Rapids suburb of Minneapolis. MissionGO tracked the delivery using its MediGO hardware and software platform as the plane took off from the hospital, made a 10-mile loop over the Mississippi, and then returned to its starting point. Biopsies that LifeSource performed on the pancreas before and after the flight showed that the UAS trip had no negative impact on the organ, the partners said.

The flight followed similar tests in which MissionGO’s UAS vehicles carried a kidney for transplant and cornea for research, showing that rapid air transport can help transplant groups deliver organs in time to save lives, the company says .

As for next, MissionGO reports that recent regulatory changes have enabled it to practice organ donation in more real-life cases, both from the donor to the transplant hospital and from the donor to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for transportation to other parts of the country.

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Drone-assisted organ delivery? Yep, it?s a thing

Drone technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, but proponents are still figuring out how to get the most out of unmanned aircraft in the delivery of cargo. That picture became a little clearer last month when an unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) developer in Minnesota successfully used a drone to transport a human pancreas […]

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Drone-assisted organ delivery? Yep, it?s a thing

Drone technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, but proponents are still figuring out how to get the most out of unmanned aircraft in the delivery of cargo.

That picture became a little clearer last month when an unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAS) developer in Minnesota successfully used a drone to transport a human pancreas and generate real-time location data about the valuable cargo throughout the journey.

The test flight was conducted by Minneapolis-based UAS developer MissionGO in collaboration with LifeSource, an organ procurement organization for the upper Midwest, and Mercy Hospital, a health facility in the Coon Rapids suburb of Minneapolis. MissionGO tracked the delivery using its MediGO hardware and software platform as the plane took off from the hospital, made a 10-mile loop over the Mississippi, and then returned to its starting point. Biopsies that LifeSource performed on the pancreas before and after the flight showed that the UAS trip had no negative impact on the organ, the partners said.

The flight followed similar tests in which MissionGO’s UAS vehicles carried a kidney for transplant and cornea for research, showing that rapid air transport can help transplant groups deliver organs in time to save lives, the company says .

As for next, MissionGO reports that recent regulatory changes have enabled it to practice organ donation in more real-life cases, both from the donor to the transplant hospital and from the donor to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for transportation to other parts of the country.

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Two St. Cloud men charged with armed burglary and assault

ST. CLOUD – Two men are accused of breaking into, assaulting, and robbing a woman’s home in St. Cloud. Nineteen year old Jeremy Chamberlain of St. Cloud is charged with first degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary with assault and third degree assault. Twenty-four years old Padiet Douth of St. Cloud is […]

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Two St. Cloud men charged with armed burglary and assault

ST. CLOUD – Two men are accused of breaking into, assaulting, and robbing a woman’s home in St. Cloud.

Nineteen year old Jeremy Chamberlain of St. Cloud is charged with first degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary with assault and third degree assault. Twenty-four years old Padiet Douth of St. Cloud is charged with aiding and abetting the same three charges.

St. Cloud Police were called to a house on the 600 block of 8th Avenue South Monday.

One woman said she had gone to answer a knock on her door when Chamberlain and Douth walked in. The woman said Chamberlain pointed a gun at her and asked for her “stuff”.

The woman told the men that her baby daughter was in the house when the men kept asking for her things. At one point she said Douth had told Chamberlain to shoot her.

According to court records, Chamberlain pushed the woman around the living room and hit her once in the face with the butt of the gun.

Another woman in the house had been napping with the daughter and witnessed Chamberlain whipping the victim with a gun before telling her to sit down or he would shoot her in the head. When the second woman yelled at Chamberlin to stop, he reportedly pointed the gun at her and told her to stay out of it.

The men eventually took the victim’s wallet, cell phone, credit cards and cash and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was given seven stitches in the mouth after the attack.

Chamberlain was arrested Tuesday at a traffic stop and allegedly had the victim’s debit card with him. Douth was later arrested at his apartment.

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Two St. Cloud men charged with armed burglary and assault

ST. CLOUD – Two men are accused of breaking into, assaulting, and robbing a woman’s home in St. Cloud. Nineteen year old Jeremy Chamberlain of St. Cloud is charged with first degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary with assault and third degree assault. Twenty-four years old Padiet Douth of St. Cloud is […]

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Two St. Cloud men charged with armed burglary and assault

ST. CLOUD – Two men are accused of breaking into, assaulting, and robbing a woman’s home in St. Cloud.

Nineteen year old Jeremy Chamberlain of St. Cloud is charged with first degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary with assault and third degree assault. Twenty-four years old Padiet Douth of St. Cloud is charged with aiding and abetting the same three charges.

St. Cloud Police were called to a house on the 600 block of 8th Avenue South Monday.

One woman said she had gone to answer a knock on her door when Chamberlain and Douth walked in. The woman said Chamberlain pointed a gun at her and asked for her “stuff”.

The woman told the men that her baby daughter was in the house when the men kept asking for her things. At one point she said Douth had told Chamberlain to shoot her.

According to court records, Chamberlain pushed the woman around the living room and hit her once in the face with the butt of the gun.

Another woman in the house had been napping with the daughter and witnessed Chamberlain whipping the victim with a gun before telling her to sit down or he would shoot her in the head. When the second woman yelled at Chamberlin to stop, he reportedly pointed the gun at her and told her to stay out of it.

The men eventually took the victim’s wallet, cell phone, credit cards and cash and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was given seven stitches in the mouth after the attack.

Chamberlain was arrested Tuesday at a traffic stop and allegedly had the victim’s debit card with him. Douth was later arrested at his apartment.

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Essentia Health to move COVID-19 testing to clinic settings

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Essentia Health to move COVID-19 testing to clinic settings

Health officials will be liaising with patients who are scheduled to have a pre-trial COVID-19 test at Miller Hill Mall after June 20. The patients do not have to reschedule themselves, they are taken to a clinic for an examination.

The test site at the Virginia site will be following a similar route to relocate to a clinical setting. As of June 21, Essentia Health will no longer conduct tests in the lower parking lot at 1101 9th St N. The tests will continue to be carried out at this location, but in the clinic. Patients who are already scheduled for a pre-screening test will be notified that their test location has changed.

The change will help streamline Essentia’s ability to offer tests and vaccines in one place, allowing for full and private COVID-19 care from your GP.

According to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Healthcare Facilities, masks are required in all of our buildings, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. People who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who need a test prior to travel can schedule a test via the MyChart patient portal.

Our practices are open Monday to Friday. Weekend testing continues to be offered at our emergency clinics in downtown Duluth, West Duluth, Superior, and Virginia.

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Essentia Health to move COVID-19 testing to clinic settings

Health officials will be liaising with patients who are scheduled to have a pre-trial COVID-19 test at Miller Hill Mall after June 20. The patients do not have to reschedule themselves, they are taken to a clinic for an examination. The test site at the Virginia site will be following a similar route to relocate […]

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Essentia Health to move COVID-19 testing to clinic settings

Health officials will be liaising with patients who are scheduled to have a pre-trial COVID-19 test at Miller Hill Mall after June 20. The patients do not have to reschedule themselves, they are taken to a clinic for an examination.

The test site at the Virginia site will be following a similar route to relocate to a clinical setting. As of June 21, Essentia Health will no longer conduct tests in the lower parking lot at 1101 9th St N. The tests will continue to be carried out at this location, but in the clinic. Patients who are already scheduled for a pre-screening test will be notified that their test location has changed.

The change will help streamline Essentia’s ability to offer tests and vaccines in one place, allowing for full and private COVID-19 care from your GP.

According to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Healthcare Facilities, masks are required in all of our buildings, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. People who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who need a test prior to travel can schedule a test via the MyChart patient portal.

Our practices are open Monday to Friday. Weekend testing continues to be offered at our emergency clinics in downtown Duluth, West Duluth, Superior, and Virginia.

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The number of city council candidates will force an area code for all four seats up for election this year on Aug. 10. However, no area code is required for the four seats on the school board, and an incumbent remains unchallenged. Incumbent Jill Lofald was the only person petitioning for the fourth district seat […]

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The number of city council candidates will force an area code for all four seats up for election this year on Aug. 10. However, no area code is required for the four seats on the school board, and an incumbent remains unchallenged.

Incumbent Jill Lofald was the only person petitioning for the fourth district seat of the school board, which means she will stand unchallenged in the November election.

The incumbent Kelly Durick Eder, Loren Martell and Amber Sadowski ran for two large seats on the school board, while incumbent Sally Trnka is not seeking re-election. Martell has run for the school board several times in the past ten years.

In the first district of the school board, the former candidate Dana Krivogorsky challenges incumbent Rosie Loeffler-Kemp.

Submissions to city council races:

Total (two seats): Azrin Awal, Ashlie Castaldo, Dezuwon “Pez” Davila, Scot Jenkins, Joe Macor, Timothy L. Meyer, Nancy Stam and incumbent Terese Tomanek. Incumbent Zack Filipovich is not seeking re-election.

Second District: Andrew Hilfers, Andrew C. Jarocki, Mike Mayou, and Dave Zbracki. Incumbent Joel Sipress is not seeking re-election.

Fourth Ward: Howie Hanson, Nathanial Rankin, and Incumbent Renee Van Nett.

The August 10 primaries will narrow the city council to four candidates in the big race and the second and fourth district races to two candidates. The federal election will take place on November 2nd.

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The number of city council candidates will force an area code for all four seats up for election this year on Aug. 10. However, no area code is required for the four seats on the school board, and an incumbent remains unchallenged. Incumbent Jill Lofald was the only person petitioning for the fourth district seat […]

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Rematch set for Duluth City Council seat

The number of city council candidates will force an area code for all four seats up for election this year on Aug. 10. However, no area code is required for the four seats on the school board, and an incumbent remains unchallenged.

Incumbent Jill Lofald was the only person petitioning for the fourth district seat of the school board, which means she will stand unchallenged in the November election.

The incumbent Kelly Durick Eder, Loren Martell and Amber Sadowski ran for two large seats on the school board, while incumbent Sally Trnka is not seeking re-election. Martell has run for the school board several times in the past ten years.

In the first district of the school board, the former candidate Dana Krivogorsky challenges incumbent Rosie Loeffler-Kemp.

Submissions to city council races:

Total (two seats): Azrin Awal, Ashlie Castaldo, Dezuwon “Pez” Davila, Scot Jenkins, Joe Macor, Timothy L. Meyer, Nancy Stam and incumbent Terese Tomanek. Incumbent Zack Filipovich is not seeking re-election.

Second District: Andrew Hilfers, Andrew C. Jarocki, Mike Mayou, and Dave Zbracki. Incumbent Joel Sipress is not seeking re-election.

Fourth Ward: Howie Hanson, Nathanial Rankin, and Incumbent Renee Van Nett.

The August 10 primaries will narrow the city council to four candidates in the big race and the second and fourth district races to two candidates. The federal election will take place on November 2nd.

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