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ASHLAND, Wis. -- A body was found in a ravine Thursday, April 2, in Ashland. After a person reported they found a male body after 8:15 a.m. near Industrial Park Road, officers responded, located the body and then secured the scene, according to a news release. The identity, gender, age and cause of death haven't been determined and police are still investigating.
WASHINGTON — Members of the coronavirus task force will hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 2, at the White House. Watch a livestream of the event below. As a public service, we’ve opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health and Gov. Doug Burgum held a press briefing to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 at 4 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 2, at the North Dakota State Capitol. Watch a livestream of the event below.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce still has funds in its energy assistance program to help people pay their energy bills. The energy assistance program serves households earning less than 50% of the state's median annual income, which is $52,014 for a family of four. In a news release the Department of Commerce encouraged the newly unemployed, households with young children, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors to apply.
RED LAKE NATION -- Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. has announced that medical martial law will go into effect for Red Lake Nation beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and remain in place for at least 15 days. Seki made the announcement via Facebook on Wednesday evening, citing a credible report that a Red Lake member tested positive for coronavirus.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz will participate in the daily Minnesota Department of Health media call to provide an update on Minnesota’s response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Walz will be joined by Department of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley, Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly and Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Education Heather Mueller. A livestream of the event will be available here closer to the start time.
OLIVIA, Minn. — A 59-year-old Redwood Falls woman died in a two-vehicle crash in Renville County around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 about seven miles south of Danube. Bonita Durbin was pronounced dead at the scene, the Renville County Sheriff's Office reported. The driver of the other vehicle, Justin Hegreberg, 37, of Spicer, was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Five more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19, health officials reported Wednesday, April 1, and 60 more cases have been confirmed, bringing the statewide total to 689 cases and 17 deaths. State health officials also reported the first confirmed cases in Crow Wing, Freeborn and Yellow Medicine counties on Wednesday, placing the illness in 55 of the state's 87 counties. In his daily press conference, Gov.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota electric power producers cut back on their carbon emissions by 14% between 2018 and 2019, according to a report from research firm BloombergNEF. Analysts credit the decrease to a decline in coal usage and a growing reliance on wind and solar power as well and natural gas. Renewable energy and nuclear energy provided approximately 49% of the power consumed by Minnesota residents and businesses last year, according to the report.
PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem held a brief media availability at 3 p.m.