MN Deer Infected with CWD

Preliminary tests show that seven deer harvested in Minnesota’s disease management zone 603 may be infected with chronic wasting disease. The DNR will open voluntary surveillance stations from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 18-19 in Rushford and Houston. Go to;, for specific information.

Rep Requests CBP Reconsideration

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson has asked the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to reconsider their decision to reduce service hours and shift staffing at key border entry ports in Lancaster and Roseau, saying they help drive the local economy.

MnDOR Posts Tax Delinquents

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has updated its online posting of businesses prohibited from purchasing liquor, beer or wine to resell. They update the list each month to reflect companies that have failed to pay their taxes.

25 Minnesotan Appointed to Advisory Council

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger recently appointed 25 Minnesotans to a newly created advisory council that will provide guidance on how to advance the health of communities across the state that are most impacted by health inequities. Email; to learn more.

Rep Discusses Bemidji Corridor Expansion

The future expansion of a northern Minnesota travel corridor was the focus of a Bemidji meeting with District 5A Rep. Matt Bliss on Tuesday. Citizens and officials from communities to the north and south of Bemidji met to discuss the future of State Highway 371 between Little Falls and Bemidji.

Deer Totals Consistent with 2016

Minnesota firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered was essentially the same as from the 2016 season.

Cancer Center Completion, Fall ’18

Construction continues on the $12 million, 20,500 square-foot Sanford Joe Lueken Cancer Center, estimated to be completed by fall 2018. It will feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment, 20 infusion suites, 15 exam rooms, and more.

Bemidji Autism Meeting Monday

Republican Reps. Matt Bliss and Matt Grossell invite you to attend a meeting this Monday at the Northwest Indian Community Development Center on Bemidji Ave. to discuss services for those under 21 with autism and related conditions. Hosted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, it will focus on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.

Crystal Man Killed by Police

62-year-old Ronald Klitzka, a reportedly armed and suicidal man, was fatally shot by police after exchanging gunfire with officers Friday night in the Twin Cities suburb of Crystal. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, rule the death a homicide.

Menahga Murder-Suicides Identified

The identities of the deceased have been made public in the murder-suicide that reportedly took place in Menahga in northwest Minnesota early Monday morning. 67-year-old Michael Callahan, and 82-year-old Carl Albin of Menahga, were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.