Tag: Covid

Ada Police Chief Closer to Returning to Duty

Ada, MN — It’s taken more than four months, but Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng says he’s very close to returning back to patrol following a long battle with COVID-19. Bueng was hospitalized with the virus in late September and spent the next few months relying on oxygen to get him through the day. However,…
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January 26, 2022 0

COVID & Other Illnesses Taking Over in Norman County

Ada, MN — The omicron variant of COVID-19 has now become widespread in our area communities, causing some school districts to scramble to find staff or even institute flex or e-learning days. Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is the school nurse for the Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East School Districts. She says testing is…
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January 24, 2022 0

COVID or Not, Stay Home If You Are Sick

Twin Valley, MN — It’s not just COVID anymore, illnesses of all kinds are making their rounds at area schools this winter causing schools to reiterate the importance of good hygiene and staying home when you’re sick. During the Norman County East School News this week, K-12 Principal Dustin Flaten says they continue to do…
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January 11, 2022 0

LPA Deals with Flu, COVID Ticking Up After Holidays at Hawley

Lake Park, MN — The Omicron variant is sweeping across the nation causing record numbers of positive cases in recent weeks, it’s not the only form of sickness causing trouble for our local schools. The Lake Park-Audubon shut down in-person classes a couple days early prior to the holiday break due to an outbreak of…
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January 10, 2022 0

COVID Returns to Low Levels at Hawley School, but Mask Mandate Continues in Elementary

Hawley, MN — The COVID-19 situation at the Hawley School District continues its roller coaster of up and down, but now again things appear to be trending in the right direction. Following a period in November where there were dozens of active cases in both the elementary and high school, now there are just few…
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December 10, 2021 0

Hawley School Sees Big Increase in COVID this Week

Hawley, MN — The COVID-19 situation is intensifying at the Hawley School District, which is mirrored by many other districts in the state currently as well. Currently there are nearly two dozen active positive cases each in both the elementary and high school, along with a handful of staff as well, according to Elementary Principal…
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November 22, 2021 0

Hillsboro School Board News & Notes from November 10th Meeting

Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, November 10th where they discussed virtual learning policy, the 2022-23 school calendar, facility updates and more. Hillsboro School Superintendent Paula Suda says the board approved a virtual learning policy, but not only because of COVID concerns but for other emergencies.…
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November 16, 2021 0

Mahnomen Superintendent Reviews Annual Audit & Discusses Improving COVID Situation

Mahnomen, MN — More news and notes from this week’s Mahnomen School Board meeting held on Monday night. The board held their annual audit review, and Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek says the district remains in strong financial shape. Superintendent Bisek also reported to the board on the COVID situation in the district, which was a…
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October 15, 2021 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board Update

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. During that meeting, the board and administration spent some time discussing COVID cases and mitigation efforts. There has been an uptick in positive cases in the building, including 26 in the past two weeks. As of now the district won’t…
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October 13, 2021 0

3rd Doses & Boosters for COVID-19 Vaccine Available for those Eligible in Traill County

Hillsboro, ND — Booster shots and 3rd Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now available in Traill County and Traill District Health is encouraging those eligible to schedule an appointment for their booster or get the first dose if you still haven’t done so. COVID-19 is still surging in North Dakota and hospitals are nearing…
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October 6, 2021 0