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Lawmakers had just hours left to finish $8 billion in spending and tax plans before a midnight deadline and several large bills had not yet been wrapped up.
Warm temperatures bring a splash of color back to the area.
A small county in Tennessee for much of the past year has reported the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Tennessee and one of the highest in the South. If only it were true. The rate in Meigs County was artificially inflated by a data error that distorted most of Tennessee’s county-level vaccination rates by attributing tens of thousands of doses to the wrong counties, according to a KHN review of Tennessee’s vaccination data. When the Tennessee Department of Health quietly corrected the error last month, county rates shifted overnight, and Meigs County’s rate of fully vaccinated people dropped from 65% to 43%, which is below the state average and middling in the rural South.
The proposal would let the state's biggest breweries sell growlers from their taprooms and allow smaller breweries to sell four and six-packs of beer.

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An old folk name for this type of cloud formation is "mare's tails."
A warmup is coming in June, but conflicting forces make it impossible to predict whether the summer will be hot and dry or hot and wet.
A customer satisfaction survey recently completed by Willmar Municipal Utilities shows positive results: Customers are satisfied with the service and feel good about their interactions with the utilities.
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The current framework for the bonding proposal would put $1 billion toward state agency projects with an emphasis on preserving existing assets. Local projects would get $400 million. But with just hours before a deadline to pass any bills, no proposal had fully materialized.
One resident of a southeast Willmar home was injured Saturday in a fire. An open flame near nail polish remover started the fire in an upstairs bedroom, where most of the damage occurred. The rest of the second floor had smoke damage, and the first floor had some water damage below the room with the fire.

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