Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 At Home Saliva Test pilot program coming to Brainerd Lakes Area

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarmqail.com (10/23/20) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday a pilot program of the COVID-19 At Home Saliva Tests. Aitkin County, Crow Wing County, and two dozen counties or tribal nations have been selected to be able to order a saliva test online and perform in the comfort of their…
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October 23, 2020 0

Crossing Arts Alliance online Art Fundraiser continues

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/22/20) (Brainerd, MN) — The Crossing Arts Alliance annual 8×8 Art Auction Fundraiser is up and running on a virtual format for 2020. Crossing Arts adjusted their usual gala by hosting a live online auction going now through October 25th. The virtual format has provided an inspiring collection of art, music,…
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October 22, 2020 0

COVID-19 Cases Spike in North Dakota & Traill County

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/21/20) Hillsboro, ND — North Dakota set another record for daily positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with more than 1,000 positive test results and a nearly 20% daily positivity rate. All across the state cases appear to be climbing and rural counties such as Traill are not immune either. In the…
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October 21, 2020 0

Aitkin School Board discusses Levy, Learning Models at Monday meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/21/20)(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin Public School Board gathered for their monthly meeting Monday night from the Aitkin High School Media Center to review school policies and hear comments on the proposed Capital Projects Levy. The Board approved policies including Complaints, the Pledge of Allegiance, Use of Pease Officers, Wellness, and…
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October 21, 2020 0

Isle Public School News update with Superintendent Dean Kapsner

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarmqail.com (10/21/20) (Isle, MN) — Isle Public Schools Superintendent Dean Kapsner was kind enough to chat with us for an update on the latest events with the Isle School District. Superintendent Kapsner noted the District’s excitement of having spectators at sporting events. Even with a limited number of spectators allowed to attend…
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October 21, 2020 0

McGregor School News update with Superintendent Brad Johnson

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/20/20) (McGregor, MN) — McGregor Public Schools Superintendent Brad Johnson spoke to us about the latest going on with the School District including the current COVID-19 Learning Model, the return of Fall Sports, and much more. McGregor Elementary also had to cancel the Halloween Costume Parade for 2020. Superintendent Johnson also…
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October 20, 2020 0

Salvation Army readies for Red Kettles amid COVID-19

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20) (Minnesota) — We are less than one month away from the season of giving and the Salvation Army is also feeling the strains of the COVID-19 Pandemic as red kettle bell-ringers are not too far away from being dispersed throughout the Northland. We spoke with Dan Furry, Public Relations and…
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October 16, 2020 0

Pine River-Backus Schools Superintendent Updates on Schools’ COVID-19 Situation

In the wake of classes being cancelled at Pine River-Backus schools on Wednesday, October 14, we spoke with superintendent Jon Clark to get an update on what’s going on. Clark first summarized the situation, saying that the school was notified Tuesday evening of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present. Due to the logistical issues…
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October 15, 2020 0

Community COVID-19 Testing wraps up today in Aitkin

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Thursday is the final day of COVID-19 Community Testing in Aitkin from the Journey North Church but the testing will be able to substantiate numbers in the immediate future that have an effect on schools in keeping students in the classroom. Our conservation from earlier this week…
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October 15, 2020 0

“We Rock the Spectrum” Owner Talks Fundraising Efforts Amid Pandemic

Like many humanitarian organizations, “We Rock the Spectrum – Brainerd Lakes” has taken a bit of a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with one of the co-owners, Ben Martinka, about how they have been doing, and what steps they are taking to raise funds right now. Martinka began by explaining what We Rock…
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October 14, 2020 0