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Woman charged in 2nd shooting death; bail set at $1 million

Dec. 03, 2021 17:04 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman accused in the killing of a woman whose body was discovered on June 3 has now been charged in the shooting death of a woman who was found dead on June 3. A grand jury on Thursday indicted Angela Renee Jones, 33, for first- and...

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. A team of 14 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff from the federal Department of...

St. Cloud woman charged in stabbing death of infant child

Nov. 30, 2021 18:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud mother was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of her infant child. Fardoussa Abdillahi, 26, is accused of stabbing her 3-month-old son, wrapping him in a plastic garbage bag and putting him in a dumpster outside...

St. Cloud woman suspected of causing her infant's death

Nov. 29, 2021 09:00 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman is suspected of causing the death of her three-month-old baby and is being held in the Stearns County Jail. Police said they were called to a home Sunday to check on the welfare of the 26-year-old mother and her infant....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Closing St. Paul schools is painful, necessary SPPS’ smallest-enrollment schools are not equitable or sustainable. It’s rarely easy to shutter a school and force...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...

Survey: COVID impact on manufacturing may be worse this year

Nov. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The two most pressing concerns of Minnesota’s manufacturers won’t surprise you: supply chains and attracting qualified workers. You’ve probably heard about them in the news, over the dinner table and just about everywhere. The 2021 State of...

Defense Department will help relieve 2 Minnesota hospitals

Nov. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Defense will send medical teams to two major Minnesota hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses who are swamped by a growing wave of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The teams, each comprising 22 people, will...

Nearly a quarter of St. Cloud prisoners have COVID-19

Nov. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud has the largest outbreak of coronavirus cases in the state's prison system in months. According to corrections officials, 242 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. That's nearly a quarter of...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 7, 2021. Editorial: Act now for deals on 2022 health care Individual-market consumers should take advantage of expanded aid on MNsure to discount monthly premiums. A “godsend.” That’s how...