>>State Patrol Responds to Nearly 400 Crashes on Minnesota Roads

(Golden Valley, MN) — The Minnesota State Patrol reports troopers responded to 396 crashes statewide from 7 am Sunday through 7 am today (Mon).  Twenty-two people were injured in those crashes, and there were 339 vehicle spinouts and 14 jackknifed semis.  Troopers say a woman was killed when her vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree in Burnsville on Sunday.  The report says 51-year-old Elizabeth Evans of Lakeville was northbound on Interstate 35-E approaching County Road 42 when she crashed on snow and ice-covered roadway.

>>Sledding Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

(Renville, MN) — Two people are in the hospital after an incident involving sleds and a pickup in a Renville County Park. The Renville County Sheriff’s Department says just before 10 p.m. Sunday; they got a report that a juvenile from Redwood Falls was driving a pickup in Beaver Falls County Park near Morton and towing two people on sleds. One of the sledders, 19-year-old Mario Sanchez Salinas of Redwood Falls, went down an embankment and struck a tree. He was brought to the Redwood Falls Hospital with serious injuries.   The other sledder, 18-year-old Kohen Prescott of Redwood Falls, was taken by a private party to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

>>Governor Walz Delivers State of the State Address Tuesday Evening

(St. Paul, MN) — Governor Tim Walz is at Owatonna High School tomorrow night (Tues 7 pm) for his State of the State address.  Hamline University political analyst David Schultz predicts the governor will outline what Democrats’ “trifecta” has accomplished and what remains to be done — but Schultz suspects Walz could also return to his “One Minnesota” theme. Live coverage of the State of the State address begins at 6:55 p.m. tomorrow on many of these MNN stations.

>>Midwest Stomach Flu Cases Are Dropping Off After February Peak

(Undated) — Norovirus cases are dropping in Minnesota and other Midwestern states after peaking in late February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows 2024 has had fewer cases than the last two seasons. Because of its symptoms, norovirus is often called stomach flu.

>>Severe Space Storm Likely to Lead to the Northern Lights Being Visible In Minnesota

(Undated) — A severe space weather warning was posted because of a large solar flare. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the severe electromagnetic storm could disrupt radio transmissions and create colorful aurora borealis and northern lights in Minnesota and even states to the south.

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