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Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN improving cybersecurity after whistleblower

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is scrambling to improve its cybersecurity after an internal whistleblower raised concerns that the state’s largest health insurer has neglected thousands of important updates to its computer system. The company’s top cybersecurity executive, Amy Ecklund, says the insurer has been working diligently in recent weeks to reduce its vulnerability for a cyber attack. Internal …

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If you own a MN cabin or vacation home, check your mail!

Some Minnesota cabin and vacation property owners will receive letters this month posing questions that could carry substantial tax ramifications. The outcomes could include bumping the owners’ land into a pricier commercial classification. Minnesota Public Radio News reports Cook County assessors along the Lake Superior shore and Otter Tail County are among those that recently mailed out notices. Property owners …

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MN asking deer farmers stop moving deer

State officials are asking deer farmers to not transport the animals to and from their properties for a month while investigators trace a new case of chronic wasting disease on a farm in western Minnesota. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Board of Animal Health last Wednesday asked the state’s 330 deer farms to voluntarily stop moving deer …

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22-year-old found guilty, hit-and-run death of 3 Girl Scouts & mom

A judge has found a Wisconsin man guilty after he pleaded no contest in the hit-and-run deaths of three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers. Twenty-two-year-old Colten Treu pleaded no contest Monday to four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Treu also pleaded guilty to hit-and-run involving great bodily harm.  He earlier had pleaded not guilty …

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Big Stone Therapies Grand Opening

Big Stone Therapies “Rock Solid Rehab” has come to Alexandria, and is inviting everyone to their grand opening, Tuesday December 17th from 2:30-5:30 PM. Nik Knight will be broadcasting live from the open house from 2:30-4:30!  Stop by and enjoy hot cider and cocoa with delicious holiday goodies. The first 25 people will win a door prize, there will be …

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Wandering Camel, Cow & Donkey to Be Featured in Live Nativity Scene

A camel, cow and donkey who were found wandering along a Kansas highway in November, have a new gig over the holidays: they have been booked to appear in a live Christmas Nativity scene, the AP reports. The three runaways made headlines after they escaped from the Tanganyika Wildlife Park and were seen by motorists last month as they walked …

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Holiday Train rolling through Minnesota, stopping in town!

On Friday the 13th the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is rolling into Minnesota! Its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. On Friday the 13th the train will make these stops: Glenwood, 10 a.m. Alexandria, 11:30 a.m. Detroit Lakes, 2:30 p.m. Mahnomen, 4:20 p.m. Plummer, 6 p.m. Thief …

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Douglas County says, Stop pushing your snow into a public road!

Stop pushing your snow into a public road! The Douglas County Public Works Department says they are getting an unusually high number of complaint calls about snow being pushed onto roadways from people’s homes or businesses. It does not matter if you are doing it from home or from a business, using a snowblower, plow or shovel, and it doesn’t …

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