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Local News Headlines

Thursday, November 21, 2019


"Great American Smokeout" Observed Today, has Monticello Origins 

Many health organizations are joining the American Cancer Society today during the 2019 "Great American Smokeout." Today, the third Thursday of November, is set aside yearly by the American Cancer Society as the day to encourage all smokers to try to kick the habit, even if it's just for a day. The annual event has its origins here in Wright County...more

Lung Association Strives for Better Screening for Lung Cancer 

When it comes to screening for lung cancer, officials say that Minnesota could be doing better. Pat McKone with the American Lung Association says anyone 55 and older who has a history of smoking should get screened for lung cancer...more

Congressman Tom Emmer Working on Bill to Address Mental Health Concerns 

6th District Congressman Tom Emmer continues his work on a bill that would address the need for more access to mental health care and treatment...more

Driver Injured in Sherburne County Rollover Crash 

A woman from Aitkin, Minnesota was injured in a single-vehicle rollover traffic crash Wednesday evening near Princeton in neighboring Sherburne County...more

State Unemployment Steady in October 

Minnesota's unemployment rate held steady at 3.2 percent last month. Despite the flat nature of unemployment, Oriane Casale with the Department of Employment and Economic Development says there were distinct positives in the October numbers...more

One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Neighboring Stearns County 

One person was injured when two vehicles collided Tuesday evening in neighboring Stearns County...more

Senator Anderson Tours Veterans Court 

Members of the Minnesota Senate Judiciary committee and the Veterans committee, including Senator Bruce Anderson of Buffalo, the chair of the committee, recently took a joint tour of the Veterans treatment courts...more

RSV Cases on the Increase 

Health officials are seeing an uptick of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or, RSV cases in the state...more

Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials Located in Monticello 

Wright County law enforcement officials are investigating the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing location near Monticello...more

"State of Lung Cancer" Report Offers Some Good News, Bad News for Minnesota 

The second-annual "State of Lung Cancer" report has some good news and not so good news for Minnesotans...more

Montrose Man Seriously Injured in Saturday Evening Motorcycle Crash

A local man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Delano...more

MNSure Officials Encouraged Despite Slightly Lower Initial Sign-ups 

Despite some slightly lower initial enrollment numbers, MNSure officials remain positive...more

"Kids Count" Report Says Accurate Census Count Among Key Issues for MN Kids 

An annual report says the future well-being of Minnesota children will depend, at least in part, on getting them counted in next year's U.S. census...more

Distracted Driving Citations up Statewide 

Distracted driving citations were up statewide in September compared to August. That despite the recently enacted hands-free law which went into effect on August 1st...more


These stories and more follow the Westwood One and MNN network news in our Wright County News at 6:10, 7:10, &  8:10 AM and 12:10, 4:10, 5:10, & 6:10 PM on AM 1360 / KRWC.