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Signs of survival on Lakeshore Drive

Apr 1, 2020
Three determined looking signs have appeared on Lakeshore Drive in Lake City as the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. They read “USA WILL SURVIVE,” “MINNESOTA WILL SURVIVE,” and “WE WILL SURVIVE.”

Rep. Haley - Keeping you informed about the pandemic response

Apr 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented action across our nation and the world. My goal, as your State Representative, is to keep you informed on how your state and community is responding to this healthcare crisis and share helpful resources with you, which can be found on my Facebook site...

Mayo begins curb-side pickup for prescriptions, medical supplies

Apr 1, 2020
To improve service for all patients and to adhere to social distancing requirements, several Mayo Clinic Pharmacies and Mayo Clinic Stores are now offering curbside service including locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Owatonna, Red Wing and Rochester. When people arrive at these...

Mayo - No walk-in appointments at same-day clinics

Apr 1, 2020
Until further notice, all same day clinics at Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota will have a “no walk-in appointment” policy for everyone’s safety, Mayo said in a news release. This applies to patients with and without COVID-19 symptoms. All patients are asked to “call first” before...

Counties announce COVID-19 hotlines

Apr 1, 2020
On Monday, March 30, Goodhue County Health and Human Services and Wabasha County Public Health opened local COVID-19 hotlines. “The hotline is for residents or the general public looking for information regarding COVID-19,” Wabasha County Public Health said in a news release. The Wabasha County...

Tony Hebert Memorial donates $1,000 to Lake City Food Shelf

Apr 1, 2020
The Tony Hebert Memorial donated $1,000 to the Lake City Food Shelf last week. “This is exactly the type of thing this fund was set up for,” said Bob Hebert, “Tony cared so much for this community he went to fight the war on terrorism to help protect it. The Memorial fund was established to...

Mayo urges patients to call before coming to their local clinic

Apr 1, 2020
To best prepare for and prevent transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages all patients to call first before coming to any clinic or hospital, Mayo said in a news release. “When you call first, you will be triaged to the right setting of care based on your...

Supt.: Distance learning going well so far

Apr 1, 2020
Distance learning began Monday for students at Lincoln High School and Bluff View Elementary School. Classes met, albeit online, for the first time since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz gave schools eight school days to develop a plan to offer distance learning for an...

100-mile garage sale postponed

Apr 1, 2020
The 100-mile garage sale initially scheduled for April 30 through May 3 has been postponed, according to Larry Nielson of Mississippi Valley Partners, which organizes the event. “We decided this morning (March 30) that with the ‘Stay in Place order’ extended through April and medical experts...

Fifth and sixth COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wabasha County

Mar 30, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health was notified on March 29, 2020 by the Minnesota Department of Health regarding a fifth and sixth lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed cases are linked to community spread. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)...


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