SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

POPE COUNTY

COVID-19 cases have continued to increase across the state, and more people are hospitalized, though the number of deaths has not increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Health udpates. The numbers are likely higher than the state is reporting, as home tests are not reported to the state.
The state reported nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and more than 14,000 new cases in the past week. Deaths due to COVID-19 also increased slightly, as did the number of people in hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Minnesota in recent weeks, with the positivity rate increasing from 3.3% a month ago to 9.7% in the past week. Deaths have not increased, but hospitalization numbers are climbing.
Christian James Mackson, 29, was charged with engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.

ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Headlines
COVID-19 cases in west central Minnesota continue to inch back up, with 342 cases reported during the past week, up from 200 a week ago. One death was recorded.
New cases of COVID-19 are climbing, and the Minnesota Department of Health said this week that the case count has risen above the high-risk threshold. Hospitalizations and deaths have risen slightly in the past week, too. They generally start climbing several weeks after case counts rise.
Minnesota reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths on Friday. In the past week, the deaths of 24 people were added to the state total of more than 12,000 deaths. More than 1.37 million people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.
There were 84 cases of COVID-19 reported in the 11 counties tracked by the West Central Tribune over the past week, and one death.
Minnesota reported two deaths and 546 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Minnesota Department of Health update released Friday. The number of cases have fallen statewide from a peak in January, when the state was reported more than 6,000 new infections a day.
Victor Ramirez Alvarez, 22, of Big Lake, appeared in District Court on Monday on felony charges of kidnapping and depriving custodial and parental rights. He is accused of abducting a 2-year-old boy from a rural Pope County home as members of the family slept.

ADVERTISEMENT

The suspect in an Amber Alert issued in Pope County on Thursday was arrested at his home in Big Lake and is in custody pending a formal charge of kidnapping. According to the Pope County Sheriff's Office, the child was reported missing early Thursday and authorities throughout the day came to believe the toddler had been abducted. The child was located and returned to the custody of his mother.
Breaking News
Robert Ramirez, 2, was found safe early Friday morning, after an Amber Alert was issued when law enforcement believed the toddler was abducted near Westport.
The Pope County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Robert Ramirez.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT