Tag: pandemic

Schools Noticing Common Trend of Behavioral Issues Among Students Post-Pandemic

Ada, MN — Coming out of the pandemic, many parents and school staff members alike worried about the possible educational impacts of the COVID-19 lockdowns, learning from home, and other changes to student structure. Learning loss and the overall mental health concerns are two of the biggest problems that schools appear to be tasked with…
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May 17, 2022 0

Livestock Prices Holding Strong

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how the grain futures and cash prices have been fluctuating because of world events and weather events across the country but how have livestock markets been reacting to these same events and the grains? Billy Bushelle owner and manager of Bagley Livestock Exchange explained the situation on the…
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April 18, 2022 0

Reflecting Back on Two Years Since the Start of the Pandemic

Mahnomen, MN — It was two years ago yesterday that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that temporarily closed Minnesota schools for 8 days, and following that schools were forced to go into distance learning for the rest of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic began. Over the next two years there would…
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March 16, 2022 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Talks Roles Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

Ada, MN — COVID-19 vaccinations rates are climbing, positive cases are dropping, and statewide restrictions are ending. For most of us, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic is ending. But what about for frontline workers like those in Public Health? Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says while they can now focus more of their efforts…
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May 26, 2021 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

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Provides Guidance on Halloween Activities

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/13/20) Ada, MN — For the first time in what feels like forever, Halloween happens to fall on a Saturday. This means prime opportunity for trick or treaters to go out and celebrate without the worries of being home early for a school night. But Public Health officials have been fielding…
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October 13, 2020 0