COVID-19 update for June 17

MINNESOTA – Another 12 deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health, along with 419 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

The death toll across the state has reached 1,325, with over 1,000 of those coming from long-term care facilities.

Minnesota Department of Education is asking parents to take a survey

MINNESOTA - The Minnesota Department of Education is working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to plan for the 2020-21 school year and wants to hear from families about their experience with the distance learning this spring.

Public comment now open on swine expansion near Adrian

WORTHINGTON - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on Monday released its environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for the expansion of the Van Ede swine farm in Nobles County. The proposal would add a second finishing barn, increasing the facility’s total capacity from 2,400 to 4,800 swine between 55 and 300 pounds.

MnDOT to hold virtual open house regarding Highway 86 corridor in Lakefield

LAKEFIELD - The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to participate in a virtual open house to learn about a project planned on Hwy 86 in Lakefield in 2022. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT has indefinitely postponed all in-person public events, so the open house will be held online on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

Adrian man dies in boating crash on Lake Shetek

CURRIE – An Adrian man died over the weekend after a pleasure craft was hit by a fishing boat on Lake Shetek Saturday evening.

According to the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Logan Nelson’s body was found shortly before noon Sunday. Nelson, of Adrian, was one of 11 occupants of a boat that was struck shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday by a fishing boat piloted by Brian Bergling, who was the only occupant of the 2018 Tracker.