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Burning bans in place for two area counties

LE CENTER — Temperatures in the 90s, low humidity and a forecast of high winds in the area prompted the Department of Natural Resources to ban Le Sueur County residents from burning outdoors throughout Friday. Officials expect to lift the ban Saturday, according to a Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office...
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COVID death reported in Le Sueur County

A person in Le Sueur County has died of the coronavirus, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. The death was one of four recorded in the state and involved a person in their late 80’s. It’s the 26th death of the pandemic in the county. The other three deaths involved victims in their 20’s, 30’s and 50’s. Minnesota’s death toll is now at 7,527.
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Counties issue burning bans

Due to high temperatures, extremely dry conditions and increased winds, the DNR and Rice County Sheriff’s Office instituted no open burning in Rice County on Thursday, June 17, 2021, starting at 5 p.m. until further notice. The ban comes from Troy Dunn, Rice County Sheriff, and Jim Edgar, MN DNR...
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Judge hears arguments on Taraba building

A judge in Le Sueur County heard arguments Monday on a building the city has declared hazardous and wants torn down. The building is located at 100 First Street South (corner of Vine Avenue and First Street). Robert Whipps of the law firm Christian, Keogh, Moran & King represented the...
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COVID cases fall, but vaccinations short of July goal

With more than half of all Minnesotans vaccinated, positive COVID-19 case rates are diminishing at a rapid pace. Statewide, new cases have fallen to their lowest point since June 2020. On June 6, Minnesota reported 258 new cases, a fraction of the 1,600 new cases reported just one month earlier.
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About 54% of region's 16-and-older population is fully vaccinated

MANKATO — Seven of the nine counties in south-central Minnesota have more than half of their 16-and-older population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health’s latest vaccine update shows Le Sueur and Sibley counties as the two area counties below 50% for full vaccinations among residents 16 and older. Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Martin, Nicollet, Waseca and Watonwan counties are above 50%.
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Local lawmakers split on budget negotiations ahead of special session

The deadline to prevent a government shutdown is fast approaching, but a potential budget deal in the Minnesota Legislature is still up in the air. State lawmakers have until July 1 to pass the two-year budget and hope to have a compromise ready by the special session on June 14, but several local legislators remain skeptical an agreement can be reached.