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Two new Minnesota laws take effect August 1

(ABC 6 News) - There are many new laws going into effect on August 1. They range in topics from agriculture, to public safety to housing. There will also be changes to life insurance. Life insurance companies can no longer cancel your life insurance based solely on a Narcan prescription.
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The Do’s And Don’ts As Air Quality Alert Casts Pall Over Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State regulators says we’re facing an unprecedented air quality warning. Throughout the day, we’ve seen smoky skies and muted skylines as the smell of smoke lingers, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency now says they expect smoke to stick around until Tuesday. The smoke is blowing south, blanketing the entire state and much of Wisconsin in a thick haze. We’ve already seen the air quality index at the second-most dangerous level. We will see it on and off that level through Tuesday, so there are some activities you may want to avoid this weekend. “It’s from the wildfires in Canada,”...
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702 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths Reported Friday in MN

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb as Minnesota reported 702 new positive cases today, along with five new deaths. None of the deaths were in the Lakeland viewing area. The new cases came from 19,644 tests for a case positivity rate of 3.6%. In the Lakeland viewing area, there were 33...
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Southwestern Minnesota family waits as baby Maci fights to thrive

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Maci Thier's first 15 days of life have been very different than her parents once imagined: inside the walls of a neo-natal intensive care unit, attached to machines and under constant observation. Matt and Dani Thier first felt like something was wrong on Saturday July 10,...
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Minnesota Plan Hopes to Slow Rapid Pulse of Water, Erosion

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Don and Becky Waskosky moved to what they thought was their dream home in the country outside of Mankato. They were drawn to the quiet, the birds and wildlife — and breathtaking views of the Le Sueur River as it winds through towering sandy bluffs.
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End of CDC eviction moratorium won’t affect Minnesota renters

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The CDC eviction moratorium is set to end tomorrow, but state housing officials say Minnesota renters should not be concerned. Last month, protections were added for Minnesotans eligible for federal emergency assistance. Now through next June, unpaid-rent evictions will remain on hold while assistance applications are pending.
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Federal eviction protections are ending — Minnesota's are not

Minnesota Housing is urging people who are behind on rent because of the pandemic to apply for emergency rental assistance. Those who are eligible and complete an application can stay in their homes while the state is processing their claim. Those who do not apply can be evicted for nonpayment...