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Cannon Valley Makers bring makers under one roof

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 3:29pm
For years tinkerers and craftspeople have labored in their home workshops, but now many are emerging in makerspaces across the country.
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Hospitals prepare for pandemic peak, advise residents to heed experts

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 6:40pm
Buying time. That’s the key to preventing more deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Tim Walz, his team of experts and health care leaders across the region.
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Low fuel prices please area residents

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 6:30pm
With much of the world on near-lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, gas prices have been pushed to their lowest levels in three years across the state, providing a small but tangible benefit for essential workers.
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Legislature approves $300 million package to boost economy

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:45pm
Minnesota’s Legislature took a break from its month-long hiatus on Thursday to join its federal counterparts in passing a sweeping stimulus package to help the state’s families and businesses.
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Outdoor burning restricted in Rice County

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 3:40pm
Effective immediately, the Rice County Sheriff has been directed by its Department of Natural Resources regional office to implement burning permit restrictions.
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Bringing families, communities together, one front-porch photo at a time

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:48am
In a time where their photo sessions and scheduled events are on hold, photographers across the world are taking part in a project widely known as “The Front Steps Project” as a way to bring local communities together during this…
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News' parent company reduces workforce as state orders shelter in place

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:14am
As state and federal officials desperately work to “flatten the curve” and the impact of COVID-19 cases on our health care system, many local businesses have experienced the devastating results of an economy that has ground to a halt.
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Local schools gear up for distance learning

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:55am
Local students are gearing up for remote instruction through at least May 4 as the U.S. continues to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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PROTECT & SERVE: Law enforcement works around COVID-19 obstacles

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 5:45pm
As the novel coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, every profession is being impacted differently. Many people have set up home offices, some companies have had to furlough or lay off their staff, and businesses have had to completely…
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Smith: 'Help is on the way,' as U.S. Senate passes huge stimulus bill

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 5:00pm
Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a historic aid package, sending it to the House after days of tense negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders.
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Emergency grants aimed at helping ailing child care centers

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 4:15pm
At Faribault Child Care Center, owner Dahir Sadik has reached a crisis point, having been forced to lay off more than half of his staff as the number of children it cares for has plummeted from around 70 to approximately…
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U.S. Rep. Craig, Dakota County officials share concerns with disparities from pandemic

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:12pm
Gaps in the medical industry supply chain, emergency preparedness and access to broadband internet have all surfaced as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S.
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Northfield, Faribault transit suspends routes through April 13

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:45pm
In response to COVID-19 Hiawathaland Transit is making temporary service adjustments.
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Carleton names Eric Runestad as its new vice president and treasurer

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:39am
Following a national search, Carleton College has named Eric J. Runestad as its new vice president and treasurer. Runestad is currently vice president for finance and administration and dean of admission and student financial services at Luther College.
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Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Stay-at-home order aims to buy time for response

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:30am
State officials said Thursday that a second Minnesotan had died from COVID-19 and that the number of residents testing positive for the disease had jumped to 346 residents, from 287 on Wednesday.
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Grocery stores remain open, many add protective shields at checkout

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:30am
Grocery store chains across southern Minnesota have been announcing a number of new hygienic measures in light of COVID-19, with one of the most recent additions being plexiglass protective barriers set up at checkouts and service counters.
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Pandemic challenges child care providers, working parents

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 6:00pm
Childcare providers and working parents have dealt with unprecedented conflicts the past couple of weeks with COVID-19 at the root of their challenges.
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