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Articles from the March 19, 2020 edition

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STATEWIDE SCHOOL CLOSINGS

With the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading, Governor Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of schools statewide. The executive order signed on March 15, authorized the closure of K-12...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Preparing for COVID-19 at Mercy

Mercy Hospital is following the screening and treatment guidelines developed by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health in preparing to care for any potential patients with COVID-19. Mercy is working in collaboration with other local health...

 

Moose Lake School discusses outbreak response, budget cuts

The Moose Lake school board held its regular meeting, in the school's cafeteria, on March 16 with the school's response to the coronavirus pandemic taking up a large part of the evening's discussion....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 19, 2020

County sells bonds for garage in Barnum

Construction bonds for the remodel and new addition to the Carlton County Transportation Garage in Barnum were sold on March 9 at an unexpected low rate of 1.69%. Three bond packages had been submitted and the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at...

 

Officer resigns from Moose Lake Police Department

The council accepted the resignation of Officer Jamie Jungers from the Moose Lake Police Department, during their regular meeting on March 11. Interim Chief Mike McNulty stated a number of...

 

Sturgeon Lake bonding bill enters legislation

At the Sturgeon Lake city council’s regular meeting on March 10, Tim Korby noted that the $1.8 million bonding bill to help fund a new City Hall and Fire Station has entered legislation. Another bill for $2 million earmarked for roads has entered...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Red Cross urges healthy individuals to give blood amid coronavirus concerns

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Essentia Health announces free E-visits for concerns relating to COVID-19

To support health and wellness in our communities, Essentia Health is waiving the fee for E-visits related to screening and evaluation of respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. In addition to COVID-19 screenings, E-visits cost only $3...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 19, 2020

Cardinals drop Jaguars at state

The Cromwell Cardinals began their state tournament run meeting the Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, on Thursday, March 12, in the third game of the Class A quarterfinals at Maturi Pavilion on the...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    March 19, 2020

Barnum takes 8th place at Minnesota State Math League Tournament

The Barnum math league qualified and competed at the Minnesota State Math League Tournament held March 9 at South St. Paul High School. Math league is a math competition consisting of 5 meets held...

 
 By Gene Johnson    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Proceed with caution

COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels in the United States. It is time to live with caution and develop new and renew healthy practices at home, at work, in schools in medical centers and senior care facilities. People are frightened, herd buying is...

 

What's the proper way to do a zipper merge?

Question: What is the proper technique when there is a zipper lane?  For example, coming off of 35 onto London Road, there are two lanes, but everyone merges over to the left lane immediately upon getting onto London Rd.  I learned to drive, and...

 

A visual of why preventative measures are so important

The greatest danger from Covid-19 is if the number of those suffering serious complications from the disease rises swiftly and overwhelms our healthcare system – as is happening right now in Italy....

 

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