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Minnesota Reporting the Highest Level of COVID-19 Positives Cases, Hospitalizations Since the End of May

By |July 31st, 2020|

The state of Minnesota is reporting its highest level of COVID-19 positive cases in two months Friday. "We had 779 laboratory-confirmed positive tests yesterday," said MDH Commissioner Jan Malcom. "This is the first time we've seen several days of 700 [...]

Report: Sleepy Eye Company Has Received the Vast Majority of Payments From a Program To Support Farmers Who Euthanized Their Hogs

By |July 31st, 2020|

One influential pork company has received the vast majority of payments from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry. Newly released data shows that Christensen Farms has received $1.86 million [...]

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  • On this day August 04, 2015
    Influential country producer Billy Sherrill, who worked with artists like George Jones, Charlie Rich, and Tammy Wynette and is known for pioneering the "countrypolitan" sound, died after a short illness at the age of 78. Sherrill also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Stand by Your Man" (written with Tammy Wynette).
  • On this day August 04, 1947
    Hank Williams recorded "On the Banks of the Old Ponchartrain" during sessions at Castle Studio, Nashville. According to biographer Colin Escott, Ramona Vincent, a crippled woman, wrote the words of the song as a poem and sent it to Williams, who put a melody to it. The track became the singer's second single on MGM […]
  • On this day August 04, 1890
    Born on this day in Oswego, Kansas, was Carson Robison, country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a major role in promoting country music in its early years through numerous recordings and radio appearances. He was also known as Charles Robison and sometimes composed under the pseudonym Carlos […]

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