COVID-19

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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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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