Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

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Unique, Small Town Business Keeps Growing

It’s a unique, small town business that keeps getting bigger. The Nordin Siblings – Arlen, Ronnie, Randy, Galen and Faye (Potrament) founded the company in Lancaster in 2002 to help create jobs for the area. The company, called PoDCo, is a powder coating and dye sublimation company. Powder painting involves paint, in the form of…

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BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus In Grand Forks County

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Restoration of rural Bethlehem Lutheran church is completed

After fifteen years of remaining empty, the Bethlehem Lutheran church of rural Greenbush had been restored to the point where a Christmas Concert was held the evening of December 21, 2014. In the summer of 2012, former parishioners Darcy (Hagen) Reese, Noel Svegdahl, Neil Gustafson, and Mardy Anderson chaired a “Help Save Bethlehem” committee. They,…

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COVID-19: Update From East Grand Forks Mayor, Steve Gander

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MN Governor Walz Issues Emergency Executive Order: Shelter in place order for MN

On Wednesday afternoon, March 25, MN Governor Tim Walz’s released an Emergency Executive Order for Minnesota residents to shelter in place except to engage in Activities and Critical Sector Work. The copy of the order is below and there is a link below that will take you to the order along with a section where…

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City of Greenbush declares emergency to coronavirus pandemic

During a March 23 special meeting over Zoom— a video conferencing service— the City of Greenbush took official action to the COVID-19 outbreak. It unanimously approved extending its Declaration of Emergency beyond the customary three days until a time yet to be determined. This city declaration comes after national and state action on March 13,…

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ACCESS DENIED: L/W and Koochiching County close Rainy River access landings until further notice

In what will undoubtedly be a controversial and unpopular move, Lake of the Woods and Koochiching County Commissioners took action Tuesday morning that will close several access points to the Rainy River until further notice. Anger and frustration had been growing among many in the local community lately as they worried about the number of…

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Truedson Joins Team Toyota

Life changed drastically for seventeen-year-old racer Presley Truedson of Kennedy when she recently began racing for Toyota and moved to North Carolina. Contacted by email, she responded with news of her new adventure and other information about her life in racing. “I moved out to North Carolina about a month ago. I’m not really sure…

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Tourism vs. COVID-19 precautions: Lake of the Woods County Board discusses concerns with tourism in wake of attempts to keep local residents safe and healthy

Mike Hovde [email protected] During a special meeting of the Lake of the Woods County Board on Friday morning, concerns with large numbers of tourists (mostly anglers) coming to the area at a time when people are being told to stay at home as much as possible in light of the COVID-19 pandemic was addressed. Anger has…

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