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Minnesota Gov. Walz to loosen some restrictions

Gov. Tim Walz is scheduled to announce plans at 2 p.m. today, Friday, to lift more restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for limited indoor dining, indoor entertainment at movie theaters and other venues, fitness club usage, and outdoor entertainment of up to 250 people. Three sources briefed on the…

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Pike Lake parade Friday, Bay View Monday

Pike Lake Faculty and Staff will be lined up, socially distanced of course, on the sidewalk facing the park the morning of May 15th. We’d love to see your smiling faces again and share how much we miss you. Teachers and staff will start lining up around 9:55, and we’ll be on-site looking forward to…

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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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School, City meetings Monday to be virtual

School, City meetings Monday to be virtual The next School Board and City Council meetings will be held on Monday, April 20. The City’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. the Schools at 7 p.m. Both will again be conducted remotely in a virtual (i.e., online) interactive format in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Both meetings will…

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Thinking of Sharing Your Senior Photo on Facebook? Think Twice!

Thinking of Sharing Your Senior Photo on Facebook? Think Twice! It seems harmless and fun! A bunch of friends on Facebook or other social media are sharing their senior portraits, including the high school name and graduation year, to support the graduating class of 2020 (most of whom are at home because of the coronavirus…

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St. Louis County reports first COVID-19 death

St. Louis County reported its first COVID-19 related death Thursday according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Cases of the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus were up five in the county to 33. Wednesday marked the highest one-day increase in cases for St. Louis County, a surge from 17 to 28, with a “large…

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Eleven new cases announced, evidence of community spread confirmed

Eleven new cases announced, evidence of community spread confirmed Eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced in St. Louis County, Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to date to 28. At least two of the new cases are currently hospitalized. They include a man in his early 70s and a woman in…

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