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FRIDAY MINNESOTA DAILY NEWS HEADLINES

Governor Tim Walz is asking for help from FEMA to staff Minnesota hospitals and long-term care facilities. Walz wrote a letter to FEMA, saying Minnesota needs staffing help due to the current rise in coronavirus cases. Walz is also asking FEMA for more protective equipment.
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Two people are arrested in connection with recent explosions east of the Twin Cities. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says homemade bombs were set off in Lake Elmo and Afton Monday night, and two people were arrested in connection with the explosions Tuesday. No one was hurt and the sheriff’s office says the explosions weren’t politically motivated.
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A temporary coronavirus testing site opens east of the Twin Cities next week. A testing site will be open every Monday at the Environmental Center in Woodbury starting next Monday. Another temporary site will be open in Stillwater on November 8th, 9th, and 10th.
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A teenager is facing multiple charges after being accused of running a fellow teenager off the road after an argument. Saint Cloud police say a 19-year-old man ran an 18-year-old girl off the road and into a group of trees Tuesday afternoon. Police say the girl had a four-month-old child in her car at the time of the crash. The man’s facing multiple charges including first-degree assault.
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It looks like the Minnesota Legislature will stay divided for at least another two years. Although many votes are still being counted over a day after the election, it looks like Republicans will maintain control of the Minnesota Senate and Democrats will keep control of the House. As it stands, Republicans will keep their two-seat majority in the Senate and pick up a few seats in the House, though not enough to take the majority.