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Eagerly awaited solar eclipse to take place August 21st

America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse today.  The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken the skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide. Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Director Luke Reese recently spoke with KAUS and stated that although nearby optimal viewing areas will include the far southwestern tip of Iowa and parts of Nebraska and Missouri, residents of Southeastern Minnesota will still be treated to a very good show…... Read more

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Minnesota Attorney General to meet with City of Albert Lea concerning proposed Mayo Clinic changes in services

The City of Albert Lea has asked for outside help from the State Attorney General’s Office as Mayo Clinic continues to progress with a plan to move its Albert Lea campus’ ICU, major surgery and childbirth services to Austin starting in October.  KAUS News spoke with Albert Lea City Manager Chad Adams, who stated that the effort to gain the help of the Attorney General Lori Swanson to possibly put a hold on Mayo’s plans has resulted in a meeting in the very near future….... Read more

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