Tag: COVID-19

R&J Agriculture Corner – Sheep Industry Makes Suggestions to USDA on Processing

Chase Adams is the senior policy and information director for the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and talks about some of the key points they asked USDA to look at when it comes to processing lamb. The full letter can be found on the sheep industry website here.

September 16, 2021 0

Koochiching Covid-19 update for County

The Koochiching County Board met yesterday morning in regular session. On the agenda was a Covid update for the county, which was provided via a zoom connection. Kathy LaFrance Kathy went on to explain the vaccine and why they are necessary. Kathy continued her discussion about the vaccine, and explains the booster process, where it…
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September 15, 2021 0

All of Minnesota is now a COVID-19 hotspot

No matter where you are in Minnesota, federal health guidance strongly suggests wearing a mask while in a public indoor space, even if you’re vaccinated. All 87 of the state’s counties have high or substantial transmission as of Aug. 28, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Just four counties (Kittson, Lake, Pipestone…
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August 31, 2021 0

Representative Rob Ecklund in Studio

Representative Rob Ecklund (d) stopped in studio. We discussed Covid-19 Delta and the need to vaccinate.

August 20, 2021 0

Vaccine Bus returns to International Falls

The MDH/BCBS vaccine bus will be back in the area with the Johnson and Johnson single dose Covid-19 vaccine. This is the last time they will be in the area due to the fact they are ceasing operation of the mobile vaccine unit after August. They will be at the PCA Training Center parking lot…
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August 13, 2021 0

Crow Wing County Board Talks Delta Variant, Zoning Issues in August 10 Meeting

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board held its first regular meeting of the month of August on Tuesday. The board began by discussing a resolution to study certain zoning issues. Administrator Tim Houle explained the resolution, which would gather data on two separate zoning issues: the issue of zoning applications that contain private…
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August 12, 2021 0

Aitkin Superintendent Dan Stifter talks latest push with CPL, COVID-19 guidelines

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/26/21) (Aitkin, MN) — During the previous Aitkin School Board meeting, Superintendent Dan Stifter elaborated more on the on-going updates with the Capital Projects Levy and marketing the District’s needs before the upcoming November 2nd election. Superintendent Stifter did mention the recent feedback and keeping the public informed on the Levy…
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July 26, 2021 0

Koochiching County Vaccine numbers slightly low.

County Health and Human Services Director Kathy LaFrance. LaFrance reported that the number of people getting Vaccines in the county has fallen off compared to when vaccines were first available. “We were hoping to see a lot of young people, but that is the population most likely not to get a vaccination,” she said. “That…
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July 6, 2021 0

NWHU Youth eligible for Covid Vaccine.

Eligibility for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded. Anyone who meets the criteria belowshould book an appointment for their second dose, including those aged 12-17 years old. As Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) winds down their large-scale clinics, now is the time to get either your first or second dose of the vaccine. The…
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July 2, 2021 0

Ontario to start re-opening

Ontario will move into the initial phase of its reopening plan three days ahead of schedule on Friday, the government says, including loosening restrictions on retail and outdoor activities. The province said the decision was made based on vaccination rates and “continuing improvements in key public health indicators.” In a statement, Premier Doug Ford thanked…
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June 10, 2021 0