Minnesota

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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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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Waseca officer showing small signs in fight for recovery

The pastor of a southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head says he is showing small signs in his fight for recovery. Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains hospitalized in critical condition. Matson was gravely wounded Jan. 6 as he and three officers responded to a call about a suspicious person roaming backyards in Waseca, about 70 miles …

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Minnesota ranked #1 best state to raise a family in 2020

Wallethub is out with its rankings of the best U.S. cities to raise a family in 2020. Based on such factors as median family salary, housing affordability and unemployment rate, here are the states that made the top 10 (check the link for more): Minnesota Massachusetts North Dakota Vermont New Hampshire New York New Jersey Nebraska Connecticut Washington

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The great Lake Miltona deer rescue of 2019

It’s the great deer rescue of 2019! A Minnesota man saved two exhausted deer who were trapped on the ice covering Lake Miltona. Shawn Johnson saw a friend’s Facebook post about the deer, and got his equipment ready for the big rescue. He says the deer were out on the ice for a long time before he got out there. …

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Winter Weather Could Make This Year’s Thanksgiving Travel Difficult

People traveling for Thanksgiving this year might want to keep a close eye on the forecast, as nasty weather appears to be brewing all over the U.S. According to the Associated Press, Colorado and Wyoming are supposed to get up to a foot of snow on Tuesday. That storm is then tracked to move into Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan, …

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