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Meals on Wheels keeps delivering in time of need

Northfield News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 2:55pm
Meals on Wheels Programs in southern Minnesota are continuing to deliver meals to those in need even as concerns about the spread of COVID-19 make things tougher.
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Bridgewater Principal Nancy Antoine is finalist for major award

Northfield News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:48pm
Nancy Antoine, principal of Bridgewater Elementary in Northfield Public Schools, and past president of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), is one of three finalists for Minnesota 2020 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Distinguished Principal (NDP).…
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2nd case of Covid-19 confirmed in Rice Co.; Chief advises hitting the pause button, not the panic button; Dundas City Hall closes, leaders still available by phone; Draheim says “budgetary needs” first up on legislators agenda; Northfielders step up

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A second case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Rice County yesterday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) informed Rice County Public Health that the lab confirmed case indicates the person is in their 30’s with transmission linked to travel within the United States. This person was not hospitalized and

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Small businesses continue to tread water during COVID-19 pandemic

Northfield News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:00pm
<&firstgraph>During his Monday afternoon news brief, Gov. Tim Walz still wasn’t ready to implement a shelter-in-place order for Minnesota. While some people feel it is overdue, there is a specific demographic of people who were relived: the small business owners.
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Parent mentoring is key to preventing child abuse in the region

Northfield News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:00pm
Parents at risk of abusing or neglecting their children continue being offered services even while social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Jenelle Teppen 3-24-20

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 9:11am

Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen gives an update on what’s happening at City Hall, their Council meeting last night, what they’re doing in light of the pandemic and a construction update.

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Supt. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 8:34am

Northfield School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann gives an update on how they’re continuing through Spring Break to refine ways for distance learning to be prepared for a longer shutdown period. They are continuing the childcare and nutrition programs during this week.

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Distillery mixes up hand sanitizer, plans community distribution

Northfield News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 5:45am
<&firstgraph>Unable to open its cocktail room doors, Loon Liquor is instead donating its newest concoction to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.<&firstgraph>
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Pastor among first southern Minnesotans with the coronavirus

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 6:30pm
While Craig Breimhorst, the first Rice County resident with a confirmed case of COVID-19, deals with fever, chills and fatigue, those he came in contact with just prior to his diagnosis are waiting out their 14-day quarantine.
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COVID-19 cases grow throughout state, region

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 6:15pm
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide has jumped by nearly 40% since the weekend, due in large part to an increase in the number of tests able to be processed over the last few days.
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Allina Health's request for face mask donations nets 7,000 and counting

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 5:58pm
Health care organizations, including Allina Health, are in need of additional masks to help meet ongoing health care needs and to help conserve existing personal protective equipment for providers engaged in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
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Backed by Walz's order, AG's office tackles price gouging

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 5:15pm
As the global coronavirus pandemic hits Minnesota hard and families rush to stock up on supplies, Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison are rushing to crack down on price gouging.
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Waiting to wed: Local venues work to reschedule as area couples postpone due to virus

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 4:17pm
Wedding venues in southern Minnesota say peak season for the ceremonies is nearing, often running from May through late autumn, but with the number of COVID-19 cases around the U.S. growing significantly, many engaged couples are seeking to reschedule celebrations…
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Hiawathaland Transit offering transportation amid crisis

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 4:00pm
Even as businesses of all sorts have closed and events have been rescheduled due to the spread of COVID-19, public transportation services have continued to be readily available. Hiawathaland Transit has been no exception.
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2nd Ellsworth COVID case

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 2:26pm

I’m having this “WTF WERE THEY THINKING?” experience. The Ellsworth School District had a choir and band trip that LEFT on March 9, returned on March 14, to New Orleans. This trip LEFT after the pandemic was blooming, after recommendations to self-isolate and for social distancing. There’s just no excuse for this, putting people at risk. And now, the second person from that trip has been officially diagnosed with COVID.

Update: Pierce County COVID-19 cases now number three

From the article:

Band and choir students were in New Orleans March 9-14, which also was spring break. The two people attended the senior high school choir trip, according to the message.

The group consisted of 44 students, 14 parents and two teaching staff, the email said. When the group left on March 9, all Wisconsin schools were still in session. The group returned the day after the governor’s Friday afternoon announcement closing schools and five days prior to the actual mandatory closing of Wisconsin schools.

Listen to this rationalization and denial:

“The trajectory of the virus changed dramatically from the time in which the group left to their point of return. At the time in which the group left for the trip to New Orleans, the State of Louisiana was not listed as an area of community spread. The first case in Louisiana was actually reported on March 9th, the day the group left,” the district email reads. “Spring break was a time in which many of our families traveled throughout the country and to other countries. Due to the many changes that took place in an extremely short period of time, the decision was made to not have all district students return to school after spring break for the three days available prior to the governor’s closing date of March 18, 2020. ”

Is “self-isolation” and “social distancing” so hard to understand? “Do not travel” is pretty self-explanatory. Putting people at risk like this is so wrong, living in denial is no excuse. Willful ignorance, willful disregard…

Categories: Citizens

Governor Walz Signs Executive Orders to Suspend Evictions, Support Small Businesses, Address Hospital Equipment Shortage

KYMN Radio - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 2:18pm

Executive orders suspend evictions, provide small business loans, direct inventory of protective equipment  Walz also released revised supplemental budget directing an additional $356 million toward COVID-19 response [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Walz today signed Executive Orders 20-14, 20-15, 20-16, and 20-17 to further strengthen Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These executive orders suspend

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Local law enforcement limiting contact to keep all safe; CAC institutes new policy on Food Shelf; Dental emergencies should call their dentist and high need for blood donors

KYMN Radio - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director  Local law enforcement agencies are open on an “as necessary” basis. Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn commented on Friday, “so if we can handle, say it was a fraud call or even a theft call, unless there’s evidence there, we might just take that over the phone to keep people

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Kent State by Deborah Wiles

KYMN Radio - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:58am

I was 9 years old and living out of the country when Kent State happened. But my sister was living in Delaware, she was 19 and vividly remembers what happened. It shook her. My guest today is Deborah Wiles. Her book, KENT STATE, has just been published. It is an astonishing reckoning with the events

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Fire south of Dundas destroys a barn, four vehicles

Northfield News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:10am
A fire early Monday morning south of Dundas destroyed a barn and four vehicles.
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