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Minnesota State Fair is Canceled

The Great Minnesota Get-Together will not be held in 2020. This was announced today following a meeting of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, which governs the Minnesota State Fair. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7. In his full statement below, State Fair General Manager Jerry…

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County Fair in Proctor canceled

The 100th South St. Louis County Fair has been canceled. The centennial celebration with a revamped midway was scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1 in Proctor. The So. St. Louis County Fair Board meet and made the decision to cancel it due to health concerns with large crowds. “With safety being the primary requirements to operate a…

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Minnesota bans in-person ceremonies for 2020 grades

Minnesota bans in-person ceremonies for 2020 grades Today, the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Higher Education and Minnesota Department of Health released guidance for schools regarding graduation ceremonies. This guidance was developed jointly between the three departments and outlines some specific activities that schools should or should not do. “The health and safety of our…

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Governor Walz, Mayo, U of M Announce COVID-19 Testing Breakthrough

Governor Walz, Mayo, U of M Announce COVID-19 Testing Breakthrough New statewide testing strategy aims to test all symptomatic people, isolate confirmed cases, and expand contact tracing tools With capacity to ramp up testing to as many as 20,000 Minnesotans per day, this expanded COVID-19 testing will help control the pandemic and reopen Minnesota’s society…

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