A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a four-year-old child in Itasca County. 29-year-old Kevin Daniel Jackson of Cass Lake had pleaded guilty to unintentional second-degree murder, a felony.
Minnesota is beginning a new at-home saliva test pilot program for COVID-19 in some rural areas. Northland locations that are part of the program include Aitkin, Beltrami, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, and Pine counties, as well as the Red Lake Nation.
St. Louis County health officials say they are concerned about hospital capacity with the continued increase in COVID-19 cases. They are already seeing cases tick up from November and they worry about what the coming months will look like.