Tag: Covid

Brainerd Public Schools update on in-person learning

Superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, Laine Larson issued a letter Friday to update the district’s families on the plan to return to in-person learning. The letter contains the most current COVID-19 information in Crow Wing County, and mentions that the district continues to follow the guidance in the state’s safe learning plan. The letter states…
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January 10, 2021 0

Benedictine Covid Vaccine

Exciting news from the Benedictine Care Community and Living Community in Ada, regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine.  This Saturday, the first round of vaccinations will take place at the facility in Ada according to Wendy Bennefeld of the Benedictine Care Community. Bennefeld says that when the news was shared to the residents of the care community……
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December 31, 2020 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Provides Insight on COVID-19 Vaccines

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/21/20) Ada, MN — Vaccinations for COVID-19 in the State of Minnesota began last week and will begin to take place locally as soon as today. The first group to get the vaccine will be health care workers, followed by long term care employees and residents, essential workers, adults with high-risk…
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December 21, 2020 0

Pierz Mayor Updates on Golf Course, COVID Business Assistance from November 23 Council Meeting

The city of Pierz held a regular council meeting on Monday, November 23, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Fischer about what’s new for the city. The city made some updates to its North End Project, which is slated to get started next summer. Fischer also provided some updates on the Pierz Golf Course; namely,…
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November 25, 2020 0

Governor Walz Announces New COVIDaware MN App; Legislation Coming to Aid Shutdown Businesses

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/24/20) St. Paul, MN — Governor Tim Walz on Monday announced the availability of a new COVID-19 exposure notification mobile application, COVIDaware MN, which could slow the spread of COVID-19 by helping Minnesotans protect themselves and their loved ones. The voluntary, anonymous application will alert a user if another user with…
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November 24, 2020 0

Norman County EDA Gives Out Another $200,000 in 2nd Round of Small Business Relief

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/24/20) Ada, MN — Last week the Norman County EDA wrapped up their 2nd and final round of economic relief to local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money came to the county via the Federal CARES Act. Not including what was sent to individual cities and townships, Norman County…
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November 24, 2020 0

As Shutdown Looms, Questions Arise As To Why Covid Numbers Are Spiking Now

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (11/18/20) Fosston, MN — Early in the coronavirus pandemic it was clear that the larger cities and coastal regions of the United States were quickly becoming virus hot spots. Leaving the mid-west region wondering, when will covid-19 affect us? As of late numbers have gone down slightly on the coastal regions…
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November 18, 2020 0

Lunch at LPA Elementary Looking Much Different this Year

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/18/20) Audubon, MN — The lunch room looks a little different this year at the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary. For starters, it’s much quieter and nearly empty. Lake Park-Audubon Elementary Principal Craig Bahr joined Lake Park-Audubon School News this past week and highlighted their Food Service Staff and the efforts they’re undertaking…
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November 18, 2020 0

Despite Visitor Restrictions, BLC-Ada Makes Best of Situation

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/16/20) Ada, MN — Norman County is in the red when it comes to the COVID-19 positivity, and the result of which has local nursing homes and care facilities putting strict visitation rules back in place. However, the Benedictine Living Community is trying to make the best out of the situation…
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November 16, 2020 0

Win-E-Mac Principal Provides COVID-19 School Updates

Erskine, MN — In a year that’s seen many schools have to cancel multiple athletic activities, Win-E-Mac has seen its football team finish the regular season with all six regularly scheduled games intact. Entering the playoffs with a 5-1 record, Win-E-Mac has kept itself upright, just as school principal Kevin McKeever has hoped for. When…
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November 16, 2020 0