Area Breaking News

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 expands outdoor recreation opportunities

Governor Walz expands outdoor recreation opportunities   [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 20-38, which expands allowable outdoor recreational activities. The changes will allow Minnesotans to continue to enjoy the outdoors close to home while following social distancing guidelines.   Executive Order 20-38 allows Minnesotans to engage in a range…

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Governor Walz extends Stay Home Order for Minnesotans to May 4

Governor Walz Extends Stay Home Order for Minnesotans   Walz extends order until May 4 to slow the spread of COVID-19   [ST. PAUL, MN] – To continue Minnesota’s success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Governor Tim Walz today extended the Stay Home Order until May 4.   “What we are…

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Area Playgrounds closing during Pandemic

By Sue Gruman Kraft Due to the risks of the coronavirus and COVID-19, playgrounds are being closed down in our area. The risk exists that children who are playing in the playground or the accompanying adults could leave the virus on playground equipment. They may do so unknowingly because individuals not showing symptoms can still…

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Governor announces Data Dashbord

Governor Tim Walz Unveils Data Dashboard, ‘ Outlines State’s Priorities in Responding to COVID-19 Dashboard tracks virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment, and testing Submitted Article [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks…

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Update from Rep. Steve Green provides info for Small Businesses

Legislative Update Dear Neighbor, The financial impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak is taking a significant toll on our small businesses. Many of the questions I am receiving from small businesses are from self-employed workers and we are starting to get some answers. First, benefits and relief programs are being made available to these individuals for…

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HUD moves to make $26.4 million funding available in Minnesota

HUD MOVES QUICKLY TO MAKE NEARLY $26.4 MILLION IN COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS MINNESOTA   Article submitted to Pioneer Over $3 billion available nationally in addition to funding, mortgage servicers instructed to offer deferred or reduced mortgage payments for up to 6 months  MINNEAPOLIS, MN – President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

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Shooting Star Casino extends temporary closure due to COVID-19

Shooting Star Casino extends temporary closure amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic  MAHNOMEN, Minn. (March 31, 2020) – In the best interest of valued guests and team members, Shooting Star Casino is extending the temporary closure of its two locations in Mahnomen and Bagley. Shooting Star will continue to closely monitor the daily developments and guidelines from…

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