Tag: COVID-19

Isle Public School News update with Superintendent Dean Kapsner

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarmqail.com (10/21/20) (Isle, MN) — Isle Public Schools Superintendent Dean Kapsner was kind enough to chat with us for an update on the latest events with the Isle School District. Superintendent Kapsner noted the District’s excitement of having spectators at sporting events. Even with a limited number of spectators allowed to attend…
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October 21, 2020 0

McGregor School News update with Superintendent Brad Johnson

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/20/20) (McGregor, MN) — McGregor Public Schools Superintendent Brad Johnson spoke to us about the latest going on with the School District including the current COVID-19 Learning Model, the return of Fall Sports, and much more. McGregor Elementary also had to cancel the Halloween Costume Parade for 2020. Superintendent Johnson also…
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October 20, 2020 0

Salvation Army readies for Red Kettles amid COVID-19

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20) (Minnesota) — We are less than one month away from the season of giving and the Salvation Army is also feeling the strains of the COVID-19 Pandemic as red kettle bell-ringers are not too far away from being dispersed throughout the Northland. We spoke with Dan Furry, Public Relations and…
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October 16, 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

Community COVID-19 Testing wraps up today in Aitkin

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Thursday is the final day of COVID-19 Community Testing in Aitkin from the Journey North Church but the testing will be able to substantiate numbers in the immediate future that have an effect on schools in keeping students in the classroom. Our conservation from earlier this week…
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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

Community COVID-19 testing in Aitkin continues

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/14/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Community COVID-19 testing continues today from the Journey North Church in Aitkin with Aitkin County Public Health working with State agencies to ensure proper and safe testing.  Earlier this week, we spoke with Aitkin County Public Health’s Brea Hamsdorf and Erin Melz and discussed how the numbers…
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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

Community COVID-19 testing in Aitkin Tuesday-Thursday

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/13/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Public Health will be working with state agencies this week in hosting a Community COVID-19 Testing Site in the City of Aitkin. Starting today and running through Thursday, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center, and Minnesota National Guard will be providing COVID-19…
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October 13, 2020 0