Alexandria News

Amazon to Delay Prime Day Sales Event Over Coronavirus

Amazon is planning to delay its annual summer shopping event Prime Day until at least August, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. Prime Day, which started in 2015, usually takes place in July, but the company usually announces the date close to it. The document also said the online giant expects to experience a $100 million hit from …

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Corona Beer Has Now Stopped Production Because of Coronavirus

This has been a rough year for Corona beer.  Earlier this year, when people first started hearing rumblings about something called “coronavirus,” it actually affected Corona’s sales because people thought the two were connected. And now, more bad news. The Mexican government has shut down Corona’s production through at least the end of this month because it’s been deemed a non-essential business. The company …

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Someone Actually Named Their Newborn Twins “Corona” and “Covid”

Something tells me these AREN’T going to be the top trending baby names this year. A 27-year-old woman named Preeti Verma in Raipur, in central India gave birth to twins last week.  And she named the boy “Covid” . . . and the girl “Corona.” She says, quote, “Me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.  Indeed the …

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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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Governor Walz Issues 2-Week “Stay Home” Order

Hopefully you aren’t already going stir-crazy at home, because your stay is about to be extended. Governor Tim Walz has issued a “stay home”order, extending from March 27th through April 10th, urging Minnesotans not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary. The governor said based on scientific modeling, if no mitigation were put into place, Minnesota’s worst-case scenario could be …

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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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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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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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