COVID-19

Good Sam Bowl 2020 Officially Canceled

Back when all of this pandemic stuff began in March we assumed that we would just get to move a few events to fall and likely get back to it then.

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Name Our Deer Contest – August 3rd through August 15th

Every year, the Deerwood Deer is dressed up in different apparel to go with the changes in season.  You will see the Deer wearing Blaze Orange during hunting season, a red nose and santa hat during Christmas, and even now the Deer is doing its part to stop the virus spread and wearing a face mask.  But the Deer does …

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No Lakes Bluegrass Festival For 2020

The Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF), owners of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival, announced today (Thursday) that the 15th Annual Festival will be postponed until August 25 – 29, 2021.

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Statewide Mask Mandate Likely

KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser reports that Gov. Tim Walz is likely to announce a statewide mask mandate at the press conference today (Wednesday).  In the last few weeks, the governor has hinted that a mask mandate was possible. Walz has scheduled a news conference with health officials and business owners to announce his “next steps in the state’s …

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Mandatory Masks Coming To Minnesota?

I got this email today from Matt Killian from the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, and thought I would share. “Based on several sources, we believe it’s likely that Governor Walz will announce a mandatory mask order this week.  After experiencing surges in COVID cases, Governors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have reversed course …

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Central Lakes College To Cancel All Fall Sports Due To Covid-19

Might this be the first domino to fall? The Minnesota College Athletic Conference announced late Tuesday that fall sports have been cancelled, including football and volleyball at Central Lakes College, in light of COVID-19 and the importance of player and coach safety. “We are wholeheartedly disappointed that our Raider athletes won’t be able to compete this fall, but we have …

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