Minnesota National Guard ramps up COVID-19 support

More than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard have been activated to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This number was expected to increase to over 400 by the end of last week. The Guardsmen will be focused on three specific areas: supporting nasal swab community testing sites, supporting saliva community testing…

Kimball Public Library moves to new location

The Kimball Public Library will close Monday, Nov. 30, to move to its new location. On Monday, Dec. 7, the library will open its new doors to existing and new patrons. This day marks a new chapter for the Kimball Public Library operated by the Great River Regional Library after 51 years in the community,…

CentraCare addresses surging COVID-19 cases

In response to the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospitals throughout our region, Centra Care is implementing additional plans to coordinate and consolidate resources to best serve our communities. Starting Monday, Nov. 23, CentraCare–Sauk Centre will primarily care for COVID-positive patients from around the region. The level of care includes patients…

Allina Health implements new visitor restrictions

The safety of Allina Health’s patients, visitors and employees continue to be our top priority. As safety guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to evolve around the coronavirus (COVID-19), so do our policies at Allina Health facilities. As we continue to monitor the…

Assumption Church social hall nears completion
A view Nov. 17 across State Street of the new social hall attached to Assumption Church in Eden Valley shows that it’s nearing completion. It’s a beautiful and large addition that should serve the parish and community well for many years to come. You can see more photos of the progress on the Assumption parish…
MNsure open enrollment runs through Dec. 22

Sign-ups ahead of this time last year Since the start of MNsure’s open enrollment period on Nov. 1, nearly 102,000 Minnesotans have signed up for 2021 private health insurance coverage – approximately 10% more than this time last year. MNsure’s open enrollment period runs until Dec. 22, 2020, a week longer than the federal open…

Update local businesses during the shut-down

Last week, in an effort to stem the tremendous surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, Gov. Tim Walz issued an Executive Order that would halt in-person dining, fitness and entertainment centers for a period of four weeks, ending Dec. 18. (The same order ended high school sports for fall, and put winter sports on…

Citizens Bank Minnesota delivers PPE to area schools

Citizens Bank Minnesota collected PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and accepted monetary donations to purchase PPE for area schools in an effort to “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19 and help keep teachers, students, and school staff safe this school year. Citizens raised $1,178 along with donated items including cloth masks for both adults and children, face…

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