New COVID-19 Restrictions in Minnesota

Restrictions apply to social settings identified as most significant sources of COVID-19 outbreaks Walz also today announced funding to support small businesses affected by the pandemic [ST. PAUL, MN] – As hospitals expressed concern about capacity to treat Minnesotans with COVID-19, on Tuesday, November 10, Governor Tim Walz announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the…

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Gov. Walz announces Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year

Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year Localized, data-driven approach allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive to COVID-19 cases in each community [ST. PAUL, MN] – On Thursday, July 30, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with…

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Governor Walz Signs Executive Order on Masking

Governor Walz Signs Executive Order on Masking  As state sees increase in COVID-19 positivity rate, Governor issues statewide masking mandate   [ST. PAUL, MN] – On Wednesday, July 22, Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for…

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Governor Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency

Governor Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency [ST. PAUL, MN] – Following the advice of public health experts, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-78, extending the COVID-19 peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to rapidly-evolving issues stemming from COVID-19. Including Minnesota, 49 out of 50 states remain in a COVID-19 state of…

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City of Mahnomen CIP Update

Construction Progress Update for 6/23/2020: Water will be temporarily turned off tomorrow June 24, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Washington Ave from 2nd St to 5th St, and on 5th St from Washington Ave. to Monroe Ave. this will affect both sides of those streets. 2019-2023 CIP UPDATE: (6/18) The contractor will…

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SBA Advisory on Enactment of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Update: Paycheck Protection Program SBA Advisory Great Lakes Region As of May 3, 2020, Paycheck Protection Program report, approximatley 4.5 million PPP loans had been approved nationally and $138 billion remained available. Great Lakes Region data shows more than 674,000 small businesses and non-profits in the six states have been approved for the loans. State…

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Shooting Star Casino set to reopen on June 19

Shooting Star Casino set to reopen on June 19 Press release from the Shooting Star Casino MAHNOMEN, Minn. (May 29, 2020) – Shooting Star Casino has announced it will resume operations at both its Mahnomen and Bagley locations on June 19 with limited venues, occupancy and hours to keep guests, team members and the community…

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Mahnomen County Facilities Reopen to Public on Thursday, May 28

Mahnomen County Reopening Notice May 27, 2020 Mahnomen County Facilities were closed to the public by the Mahnomen County Board on March 24, 2020. On Tuesday May 26, 2020 the Mahnomen County Board of Commissioners voted to reopen Mahnomen County facilities to the public effective Thursday, May 28. Members of the public are encouraged to…

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Ed Snetsinger’s Report on COVID-19 Antibody Testing on Reservation

Report from Ed Snetsinger on COVID-19 antibody testing on Reservation The following report was received on Wednesday, May 27, from Ed Snetsinger, Emergency Mangement Director for Mahnomen County and White Earth Reservation: “Since the operation started we have completed 441 Rapid Antibody test, 436 have come back with no antibodies detected, 1 with IgM, and…

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