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An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.
ROCHESTER — President Donald Trump will visit Rochester today, Oct. 4, 2018. “For Minnesota Republicans, this is a dream come true,” Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said in a news release. “We are jumping through the roof with excitement to welcome our great and fearless leader, President Donald J. Trump, back to Minnesota next week.”
A Woodbury police officer was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended around 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Interstate 494 at Tamarack Road, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. Officer Bryan Wagner, 30, was stopped in the center median in a 2016 Ford Explorer Woodbury police squad when a tow truck northbound on 494 drifted off the road and struck his vehicle from behind, the report states.
Facebook engineers discovered a security attack affecting nearly 50 million accounts, the social media network announced Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The vulnerability that allowed attackers to take over user's Facebook accounts has been fixed and law enforcement has been contacted, according to a security update posted online Friday by Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice-president of product management.
A semitrailer fire on eastbound Interstate 94 closed several lanes of traffic at the St. Croix River Bridge during Thursday afternoon rush hour Sept. 27, 2018, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. One lane remained open following the crash, with clean up continuing into the evening, according to a MnDOT tweet.
The city of Cannon Falls was under a state of emergency Friday after a severe weather system Thursday night caused widespread damage across southern and southeastern Minnesota. Cannon Falls High School was being used as a triage center Friday afternoon due to limited power to provide for those in need, according to a city news release. The school was initially being set up as a shelter for residents affected by the storm, as well as to shelter residents from a care center evacuated because of a generator fire.
A Colorado meat distributor is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground chuck that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release Sept. 19. The ground beef was packaged June 21, 2018 and shipped to retail locations nationwide. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service urges people who may have purchased the ground beef and stored it in a freezer to throw it out.
Severe weather is expected to blow through the region tonight and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Deputies on patrol tried stopping a speeding vehicle at 9:09 p.m. Sept. 8 at Highway 63 and County Road VV in Ellsworth. The incident led to a pursuit. The driver, a Cannon Falls, Minn., man, ultimately stopped and was arrested on suspicion of fleeing an officer and OWI-fourth offense. Taser deployed on inmate
Until June, state and local governments had been prevented from collecting taxes on some online sales of goods being shipped into the state. Past U.S. Supreme Court rulings found states could not require sales taxes be applied to businesses without a substantial nexus with the state, which has meant that the seller must have employees or a physical presence in the state, such as a store or warehouse.