Tag: Covid

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Explains Difference Between “Isolation” & “Quarantine”

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/29/20) Ada, MN — Both Norman and Mahnomen County have seen record single-day COVID-19 cases in recent days and have experienced a high rate increase throughout the month of October, leading to dozens more needing to isolate or quarantine. While those terms get used in similar situations, they actually mean different…
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October 29, 2020 0

ISD 361 Fall Update with Superintendent Kevin Grover

By Kris Norton (10/26/2020), Kris@ksdmradio.com ISD 361 Superintendent Kevin Grover joined The Morning Show Tuesday to update the Borderland on how school has proceeded through new COVID-related protocols and regulations. Grover added that with taking on new responsibilities and a changing workday, students, teachers, and school workers may be more susceptible to fatigue. Grover acknowledges…
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October 26, 2020 0

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Considering Transition to Distance Learing

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Waubun, MN — The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School District is taking a strong look at potentially switching to distance learning as COVID-19 cases rise. The district serves students in the Mahnomen County, Becker County, and on the White Earth Reservation and their 14-day case rates are currently spiking. Mahnomen County currently…
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October 23, 2020 0

Essentia Health – Ada to Host Health & Wellness Fair

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Ada, MN — Essentia Health in Ada will continue to offer its annual Health & Wellness Fair this year, however it will look much different this time around due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of being a one-day event, it will take place between 6:30am and 8am on Monday,…
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October 23, 2020 0

As COVID Cases Increase on the Reservation, Snetsinger Encourages People to be Vigilant

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.nt (10/22/20) Mahnomen, MN — The White Earth Reservation is also seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases recently. As of Wednesday morning, there are currently 22 active cases on the reservation and is currently averaging 29 new cases a week. As the pandemic goes on, White Earth Emergency Operations Incident Commander Ed…
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October 22, 2020 0

MEA Weekend Offers Reset for Staff & Students

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/15/20) Hendrum, MN — While MEA weekend to students may mean nothing more than four days off from school, for staff and administration it’s a chance to continue their professional development, network with other teachers, and also hit the reset button, according to Norman County West Elementary Principal Deanne Flom. This…
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October 15, 2020 0

Mahnomen School Board News & Notes from October 12th Meeting

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/15/20) Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, October 12th. At the meeting, Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek provided an update to the board on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the school district. Coronavirus cases are climbing in the county in recent…
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October 15, 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

“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

Bagley Elementary Resetting to Distance Learning Model for 14 Days

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/13/20) Bagley, MN — The Bagley School District is calling for a two-week reset in the Elementary as over 100 students and staff have been quarantined and coronavirus cases are climbing just over a month into the school year. The Bagley School Board called an Emergency meeting on Monday, where they…
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October 13, 2020 0