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Minnesota's budget picture brightens in new forecast

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is now facing a $641 million projected surplus in its current budget, officials said Tuesday, while cautioning that the state is facing a projected $1.273 billion shortfall for the two-year budget period that begins July 1.

Houston County confirms three additional COVID-19 deaths

CALEDONIA, Minn. (WKBT) -- Houston County reported Monday that three additional residents have died of COVID-19. A total of five Houston County residents have died due to the virus, according to the Houston County Public Health & Human Services Department.…