Tag: COVID-19

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

No New Crow Wing County COVID-19 Cases – A First Since September 2020

It has been nine months since Crow Wing County has seen a report of no new COVID-19 cases. Reports of new cases across the seven county region (Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena) were all within the single digits, bringing the region’s total since Sunday to just 35 cases. Crow Wing…
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June 5, 2021 0
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Aitkin County Public Health updates COVID-19 guidance at May 25th HHS Meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/28/21) (Aitkin, MN) — With the lessening COVID-19 restrictions continuing to update each day, Aitkin County Health and Human Services has much needed information to present during their regular update with the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, May 25th from the Government Center Board Room. Public Health Supervisor Erin Melz spoke to…
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May 28, 2021 0

Lake Park-Audubon Elementary One of Few Schools to Go the Distance this School Year

Audubon, MN – With one week left in the school year, the Lake Park Audubon Elementary is excited to be one of few schools in the entire state of Minnesota to have gone the entire year full, in person learning, while never having to shut down fully for covid-19 reasons.  Elementary Principal Craig Bahr breaks…
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May 24, 2021 0

Isle City Council sets end of COVID-19 Emergency Declaration at May 11th meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/13/21) (Hill City, MN) — The Isle City council convened Tuesday night with numerous presentations and ended the City’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders from the City Hall Council Chambers on May 11th. Isle City Clerk Jamie Hubbell recapped the events of the meeting which included a local resident confirming with the Council…
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May 13, 2021 0

Mahnomen Superintendent Urges COVID Precautions as the Virus is Still Spreading in the Community

Mahnomen, MN — While COVID-19 restrictions are loosening and a return to normal appears to be on the horizon, Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek is cautioning people that it is providing a false sense of security. Bisek is asking community members to continue to take precautions and get vaccinated because COVID is still in the community…
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May 11, 2021 0

Governor Walz Announces Timeline to End COVID-19 Restrictions

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have gotten…
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May 6, 2021 0