Worthington Mayor asks people to respect social distancing guidelines

WORTHINGTON – According to Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, there were multiple reports over the weekend of people not practicing social distancing in regard to the coronavirus and the governor’s order, which he finds concerning.

At Radio Works, we heard reports of kids getting together in big groups for basketball and soccer, people taking entire families to stores, and people holding large gatherings.

End of an era: Don Dobson retires from radio after more than four decades

Over a career that spanned more than four decades, he dealt with the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Berlin Wall and more. Dan Dobson started a radio career at KWOA in 1974, and is ready to retire. He sat down with Radio Works News Director Justine Wettschreck - in the KWOA studio - to talk about his years in the radio world.

Minnesota COVID-19 cases jump to 576; DEED asking people to file for unemployment on certain days based on social security number

MINNESOTA - COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota rose to 10 on Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 576, with 24 people hospitalized in an ICU. Just under 19,000 tests have taken place in the state. Two of the coronavirus deaths have been in Martin County, the MDH data states. Martin County now has 23 confirmed cases.

COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 48 of Minnesota’s 87 counties. Officials have warned that coronavirus is more widespread in Minnesota than indicated by testing, given the limited supply of tests.

State leaders are expected to brief reporters at 2 p.m. on the status of efforts to slow the spread of the disease.

Cottonwood County coronavirus case confirmed

COVID — In southwest Minnesota, Cottonwood County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as of Sunday’s daily report from the Minnesota Department of Health. Nine Minnesotans have now died from the coronavirus, with the state’s cumulative total of cases jumping to 503.

The U.S. government’s foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

MDH now reports 4 COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota; Lincoln County case has been confirmed

MINNESOTA – According to a news release from Southwest Health and Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health notified them Friday of a person in Lincoln County who tested positive for COVID-19.

With more cases being confirmed in Minnesota and the nation, the release states, it was only a matter of time before the virus was in their 6-county area.