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County attorneys, sheriffs and jails take extreme measures in COVID-19 crisis

Northfield News - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 3:45pm
<&firstgraph>In a rare balancing act between public safety and public health, two area counties have released nine low-risk detainees from its jails in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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List of all types of businesses closed by order of Gov. Walz

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 2:50pm

[From Bring Me the News] Governor Tim Walz on Monday took extreme measures in an attempt to keep people from congregating to flatten the curve of the coronavirus outbreak in Minnesota.  While restaurants and bars being temporarily banned from having customers inside, there is a heaping load of other businesses and activities included in the mitigation

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Governor Walz Signs Three Executive Orders on COVID-19

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 2:21pm

Orders support state employees affected by COVID-19, lift certain regulations for vehicles providing emergency relief, and protect veterans from the spread of COVID-19  [ST. PAUL, MN] —Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-03, Executive Order 20-06, and Executive Order 20-07 to further strengthen Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-06 to exempt vehicles and drivers

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Pandemic restricts access to government buildings

Northfield News - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:42pm
Following Gov. Tim Walz’s peacetime emergency issued Friday, local Minnesota government offices have shut down temporarily, declaring states of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Resources for small business

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:12pm

The City of Northfield is maintaining a website with links to resources to help support small businesses in these crazy times.  Please share with anyone you think might be able to benefit!

 

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Chief Nelson encourages “normalizing the conversation” that this emergency will be months, not weeks; City leaders work to prioritize City Services and Declare State of Emergency; COVID testing kits limited – quelling rumors

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director “We all need to understand that this emergency, this pandemic, is very different from anything we’ve experienced before. It is not like a river flooding, it is not like a tornado. The city’s responsibilities are extremely different than they have been in the past”… Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson beginning

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Council OKs 1-megawatt solar farm after concerns are eased

Northfield News - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:55am
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday unanimously green-lighted a 1-megawatt solar farm on St. Olaf College land after runoff concerns caused by a current 1-megawatt on-site solar farm were eased.
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Pownell/Martig 3-18-20

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:53am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Administrator Ben Martig were in studio this morning discussing last night’s council meeting which included an update on the coronavirus situation from Police Chief Monte Nelson.

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Accessing Rice County Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 9:30am

The News about the Coronavirus and the risks it poses for those who become infected is concerning to us all. During this challenging time, maintaining the health of our clients and staff is our number one priority at Rice County Housing. To help reduce the potential transmission of Coronavirus we ask that you avoid coming

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COVID-19 and Access to Rice County Government Offices

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 7:52am

The health and safety of staff and the entire community continues to be a priority for Rice County. Currently, office buildings remain open to the public but in an effort to protect the public and our employees we are requesting the following at this time: To help reduce the potential transmission of Coronavirus we ask

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Council declares local emergency as coronavirus pandemic continues

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:18pm
The Northfield City Council on March 17th declared a local emergency as the nation continues fighting to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Bar, restaurant closures send shockwaves throughout the region

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 5:15pm
Gov. Tim Walz announced one of the state’s most significant efforts yet to curb the spread of coronavirus Monday, ordering restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and other “places of public amusement” to close by Tuesday afternoon.
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Hillmann with a Nfld School update 3-17-20

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 4:53pm

Northfield Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discussed the roll out of childcare for children whose parents are healthcare workers and/or First Responders that starts tomorrow. He updated the community on the nutrition aspect and much more.  

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Business travel banned, interactions go virtual as COVID-19 spreads

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 4:39pm
Companies across southern Minnesota have placed severe restrictions on business-related travel, applied the social distancing principle to the factory floor and are having employees work from home whenever possible in light of the the spread of COVID-19 into the region.
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Regional libraries shut their doors, look for ways to continue online and drop-off services

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 3:24pm
Libraries across southern Minnesota are opting to close their physical locations at least through the end of the month, with many saying an eight-day public school shutdown amidst the spread of COVID-19 factored heavily into their decision.
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Insulin bill delayed by coronavirus crisis

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 3:19pm
Last week, the Minnesota Senate joined the House in voting for a bill to address the state’s insulin affordability crisis.
Categories: Local News

Red Cross ensures donor safety as COVID-19 prompts blood drive cancellations

Northfield News - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 2:30pm
As schools close, churches go virtual and businesses encourage staff to work from home, another major area has become further impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak: blood donations.
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MDH issues updated guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 2:29pm

Limited supply of testing materials means testing must be focused more tightly The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the state is forced to make adjustments to its testing criteria to focus on the highest priority specimens, including hospitalized patients. Health care workers

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Northfield Historical Society closing today at 5pm – offer tips on keeping a journal of this history

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 2:03pm

The Northfield Historical Society will close to the public today (Tuesday) at 5 pm following the Governor’s order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This closure will be in effect until at least March 29. The Board of Directors will be monitoring the situation and will extend the closure if there is a need. Limited

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Rice County Accessing Social Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 1:42pm

The News about the Coronavirus and the risks it poses for those who become infected is concerning to us all. During this challenging time, maintaining the health of our clients and staff is our number one priority at Rice County Social Services. To help reduce the potential transmission of Coronavirus we ask that you avoid

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