All clear given after JBS evacuated due to bomb threat

WORTHINGTON - Worthington Police Sgt Tim Gail reported shortly after 10 a.m. that officers and JBS staff had completed a search at the pork processing plant after a bomb threat was reported earlier in the day.

Nothing was found, he said.

Area food pantries still open; need certain items

WORTHINGTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic makes changes in everyone’s life, support organizations all over the country are trying to adapt to social distancing, quarantines and drastic employment circumstances.

At the Manna Food Pantry at 230 West Clary Street, Linda Sanchez said normal donations are down drastically in both monetary and food poundage.

COVID-19 update for April 2

MINNESOTA - The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state are now at 742, with 18 deaths. More than 30 percent of the cases were caused by community transmission, the MDH said.

Coronavirus statistic updates for April 1

MINNESOTA – According to COVID-19 statistics released today by the Minnesota Department of Health, confirmed cases across the state are now at 689 cases, up 60 from yesterday’s daily release of information. There have now been 17 deaths in the state, and as of today, there are 54 people in the hospital, 27 of which are in ICU.

MN COVID-19 daily update for March 31; Lyon County sees first case

MINNESOTA - Southwest Health and Human Services released information today, after being notified by the Minnesota Department of Health, that a person from Lyon County that tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the HHS statement, the person is currently out of state and is following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HHS stated, “While this is the first confirmed positive case in Lyon County, it is likely that this virus is circulating in all of our communities and we need to act accordingly.”