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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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Free COVID-19 eVisit Screening Through Alomere Health

Alomere Health is currently offering free COVID-19 screening through its eClinic online virtual care. They say, “If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) please visit www.alomerehealth.com and click on our eClinic option. Once you get to the eClinic page, begin your virtual visit and through the process you will have the option of selecting a screening …

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Sam Hunt Gets New May 19 Court Date for DUI Case Thanks to Coronavirus

Sam Hunt’s found the silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic. According to Nash Country Daily, the singer’s latest court date in his DUI case has been postponed thanks to Tennessee’s new limitations on in-person court proceedings through the end of March. The hearing, which was supposed to take place in a Nashville courthouse on Tuesday, has now been rescheduled for …

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MN Ranks On States Most Aggressive Measures Against Coronavirus

Wallethub has crunched the data to find out which U.S. states are taking the most and least aggressive measures to fight the coronavirus. Based on such factors as tested cases per capita, state legislation on the pandemic, percentage of the population without insurance, and share of the workforce in the most affected industries, here are the 10 states that are doing …

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MN Legislature unanimously approves $200 million to combat coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota Legislature has unanimously approved $200 million to combat the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in the state stands at 54. The bill allocates $150 million for a newly-created health care response fund. The Minnesota Department of Health will use it to make grants to health care providers to help them deal with COVID-19, including testing …

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