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Alexandria YMCA Childcare To Remain Open, Activities & Membership Postponed

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Alexandria YMCA has come up with a plan. In an email sent to members, a representative says, “These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is certain what the next days, weeks or months hold.” They go on to say: “IMMEDIATE FACILITY & PROGRAM CHANGES …

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35 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans for switching to distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, health officials have confirmed Minnesota’s first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases rose to 35 Sunday. Schools will be …

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The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction

The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses through at least April 1 in response to the new coronavirus. The university is extending spring breaks on the Duluth, Rochester and Twin Cities campuses through March 18; Crookston and Morris are slated to be off through March 20. After that, the university said all students on all …

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Televangelist Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Selling Coronavirus “Cure”

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered televangelist Jim Bakker to stop selling a fake coronavirus cure, according to Deadline. In a cease-and-desist letter sent Thursday, the Chief of the Health Care Bureau, Lisa Landau, mentioned a February 12 episode of his show. During that show, there were claims that Bakker’s Silver Solution could eliminate the coronavirus. Bakker asked …

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Tito’s Warns People Not to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer With Its Vodka

With coronavirus leading to a global shortage in hand sanitizer, several homemade recipes began making the rounds on social media, with most containing vodka. But while Texas-based Tito’s tells Business Insider that “it would be good for business for our fans to use massive quantities of Tito’s for hand sanitizer, it would be a shame to waste the good stuff, …

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Dixie Chicks Drop “Gaslighter,” Their 1st New Single in 14 Years, Along With Video

On Wednesday, The Dixie Chicks released “Gaslighter,” their first new single in 14 years and the title track off their upcoming album. Co-written and produced with Jack Antonoff, the “fiery anthem” is “inspired by divorce,” writes Rolling Stone, “particularly Natalie Maines’ prolonged legal battle to separate from her ex-husband, actor Adrian Pasdar.” The Chicks simultaneously released the song’s video, which features …

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Daylight Saving Time Could Increase Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes

More and more health experts are suggesting a return to permanent standard time because of the health risks associated with Daylight Saving Time, according to The Wall Street Journal. Research has found up to a 15 percent increased risk of having a heart attack in the first few days after going into Daylight Saving Time. “It’s a preventable cause of cardiac …

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Your Cans of Dog Food Could Explode, Just So You Know

Cans of dog food have been known to explode at random times, according to the blog OK Whatever. “I heard a loud bang and thought it was a bomb going off,” said one woman, who experienced an explosion in the pet aisle of a store. “After I screamed, I opened my eyes to discover a big tin of Winalot dog …

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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out At Raaper’s Eatery in Downtown Alexandria

A fire broke out at Rapper’s Eatery and Ale in Downtown Alexandria on Tuesday morning around 5:00 on the West Side of Broadway Street. BREAKING: Raapers Eatery & Ale in Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is on fire. Alexandria Fire Department Crews actively putting out flames. We are talking about it this morning on KIKV 100.7 FM Alexandria Minnesota! Posted by …

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