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Mahnomen County Leads the State in Vaccination Percentage

By Sue Gruman Kraft Mahnomen County leads in the state of Minnesota with the highest percentage of its population vaccinated. According to the MN Department of Health website: With regards to vaccine distribution, as of January 31, Mahnomen County, with a population estimated at 5,506 people, currently has over 1,354 people who have at least…

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MN Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program

As Governor Walz Calls for Further Supply from Federal Government, Minnesota Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program Pilot program with limited vaccine doses targets adults 65 years of age and older, prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, and child care workers are eligible to receive shots [ST. PAUL, MN] – Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot…

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Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions

As COVID-19 Situation Improves, Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions  Governor urges Minnesotans to protect progress made over the past month [ST. PAUL, MN] – As the COVID-19 situation improves by nearly every metric across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today announced measures that loosen restrictions on important parts of daily life. The Governor also urged Minnesotans to…

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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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