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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.
Brief traffic delays are expcted early Thursday, Sept. 27 on Highways 63 and 61 as crews move equipment for the Red Wing bridge project, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. Work will take place from midnight to 4 a.m. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Highway 63 and 61 while the equipment is being moved across the highways.
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.
Riders and motorists should exercise extreme caution this weekend along the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers as thousands of motorcyclists take to the road for the Fall Flood Run. As many as 30,000 riders will be traveling between the Twin Cities and Winona on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Red Cross, Sport Clips team up for childhood cancer awareness During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. Those who come out to give blood or platelets through Sept. 30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips via email. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2018, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
Let's consider the range of economists' opinions about trade. Oops — well, there isn't really a range of opinions, it's a single opinion. Economists support free trade, and they oppose trade restrictions (e.g. tariffs). Yes, they all do. Period. It's that easy. Let's think about why. Imagine that instead of two countries, we consider two individuals. I'm better at teaching economics, and you're good at baking bread. Even if I'm better than you at both tasks, I will
The Pierce County Public Health Department announced Friday, Sept. 7, a dead crow found in Pierce County Sept. 5 has tested positive for West Nile virus. It was the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Pierce County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. "The positive bird means that residents of Pierce County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites," Health Officer/ Public Health Director AZ Snyder said.