COVID-19

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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Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Online

This Memorial Day, we come together, online, to appreciate the freedom that we enjoy today as we honor the sacrifices that paid for it.

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BREAKING: Minnesota State Fair Cancelled For 2020

KSTP-TV has just announced that the Great Minnesota Get Together has been cancelled for 2020.   The Minnesota State Fair Board met this morning and has decided to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State Fair due to COVID-19 concerns. This will be only the 6th time in history that the 12-day event has been cancelled.

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Breaking: Gov. Tim Walz Has Announced His Plans For The Reopening Of Bars, Restaurants, And Salons.

Gov. Tim Walz has announced a series of changes to his Stay Safe Minnesota orders, that will allow for the reopening of bars, restaurants, and salons – albeit with restrictions – from June 1. Food establishments will be allowed to open for outdoor seating only, while salons and barbershops can operate at 25 percent capacity. Here’s a look at the …

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Iconic Fest Postponed to 2021

The summer of 2020 will be Iconic, but not for the things that we would have wished for. Iconic Fest, was set for July 10th and 11th and today (Friday 5/15) at 10 am, they posted  the sad news.

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Garrison Play Days Pulls The Plug For 2020

Another announcement. Another small town community family event that we won’t be doing in 2020.  Play days in Garrison posted on their Facebook page today that the decision was made at their meeting on Wednesday. They will be back in 2021.

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