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An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.
ROCHESTER — President Donald Trump will visit Rochester today, Oct. 4, 2018. “For Minnesota Republicans, this is a dream come true,” Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said in a news release. “We are jumping through the roof with excitement to welcome our great and fearless leader, President Donald J. Trump, back to Minnesota next week.”
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.
The city of Cannon Falls was under a state of emergency Friday after a severe weather system Thursday night caused widespread damage across southern and southeastern Minnesota. Cannon Falls High School was being used as a triage center Friday afternoon due to limited power to provide for those in need, according to a city news release. The school was initially being set up as a shelter for residents affected by the storm, as well as to shelter residents from a care center evacuated because of a generator fire.
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.
Axia Home Loans has opened an office at 830 Vermillion St., Hastings. Axia is the only 100 percent employee-owned mortgage banking firm in the United States, creating sustainable home ownership through responsible lending.
Fluttering monarch butterflies were a common sight at Lebanon Hills Regional Park this summer. For the third year in a row, Dakota County Parks staff raised wild-caught monarch caterpillars and released the adult butterflies in an effort to collect data for migration research and to help stem the species' population decline.
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.