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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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Everyone Seems to Agree That April Fools’ Day Is Canceled This Year

Nobody can agree on anything these days–except for one thing, it seems: April Fools’ Day is canceled. “April Fools’ Day pranks are not funny right now. Don’t do them,” CNN declares, noting that coronavirus-related pranks will not only make people feel worse, but will probably get you arrested. The Verge is likewise warning America’s corporate brands to stay away from silly …

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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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Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesotans are social distancing well

Gov. Tim Walz says early indications are that Minnesotans are practicing social distancing well enough that they may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Walz said on a conference call with reporters that he’s still waiting for more data on when the number of cases will peak in Minnesota and when intensive care beds will reach capacity before …

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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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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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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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