Nik Knight

Everyone Seems to Agree That April Fools’ Day Is Canceled This Year

Nobody can agree on anything these days–except for one thing, it seems: April Fools’ Day is canceled. “April Fools’ Day pranks are not funny right now. Don’t do them,” CNN declares, noting that coronavirus-related pranks will not only make people feel worse, but will probably get you arrested. The Verge is likewise warning America’s corporate brands to stay away from silly …

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University Of Minnesota Accused Of Shortchanging Students

Students, regents and some state lawmakers have criticized the University of Minnesota for shortchanging students with a refund of only $1,200 for room and board after having to move off campus because of the coronavirus pandemic. A semester roughly costs a student more than $5,000 for a combination of student housing and meal plans. The Star Tribune reported students have …

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Toilet paper shortage has some in Alexandria flushing things they shouldn’t

Please stop flushing things down the toilet that you shouldn’t be. That’s what the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District is asking you to be mindful about! The organization is seeing an increase in non-flushable materials being flushed such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. This is due to the toilet paper shortage because of COVID-19. A representative wrote this …

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Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesotans are social distancing well

Gov. Tim Walz says early indications are that Minnesotans are practicing social distancing well enough that they may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Walz said on a conference call with reporters that he’s still waiting for more data on when the number of cases will peak in Minnesota and when intensive care beds will reach capacity before …

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Over 50,000 In MN Apply For Unemployment In One Week

New applications for unemployment insurance in Minnesota have topped 50,000 for the week as closures of bars, restaurants and other businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus take a toll on the state’s economy. The Department of Employment and Economic Development has been taking more than 2,000 applications per hour, compared with the usual 40 or 50. Gov. Tim …

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Update On City Of Alexandria Hours Of Operations During Coronavirus

City of Alexandria is changed their operations during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are their updates: “While the situation remains fluid, here are the latest updates related to city services as of 8:00 am on March 18, 2020. Staff members are available at these facilities and can be reached by phone during their normal business hours. Please remember that any person …

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U.S. & Canada Agree to Close Border to Non-Essential Travel

On Wednesday, President Trump announced via Twitter that the U.S. and Canada had agreed, “by mutual consent,” to shut down their border to “non-essential traffic” in order to stem the spread of coronavirus. The AP reports that “truck drivers and Canadian snowbirds, who live in the U.S. for part of the year and are returning to Canada, are among those …

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Alexandria Public Schools Delivering Free Breakfast and Lunch Free To All Students

The Minnesota Department of Education is now allowing Alexandria Public Schools to offer and deliver breakfast and lunch meals FREE to ALL students, regardless of meal benefit status. Call the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 762-3315 if you have any questions. Here is the information from the district: Alexandria Food & Nutrition Services has FREE breakfast and lunch available …

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