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by Jim Boyle
The Minnesota Senate voted June 12 to end Governor Walz’s peacetime emergency powers relative to the COVID pandemic. If the House agrees, it would end the state’s longest peacetime emergency in history. Walz first put the state under emergency powers on March 13, 2020.
Those seeking to open for patio dining can work with city administration on free permits for patio expansions
News release from the office of Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan:
I wanted to share with you my perspective as a small business owner during these unprecedented times.
Class of 2020 Elk River High School student serves as grand marshal for parade of family, friends and quilters
St. Paul, Minn. – The Great Minnesota Get-Together will not be held in 2020. This was announced today following a meeting of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, which governs the Minnesota State Fair. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
New program includes grants, microloans for businesses shut down by executive orders to help them endure, rebound
The Elk River City Council decided at its May 18 meeting to indefinitely postpone Elk RiverFest planned for Saturday, July 4, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns with large group gatherings.
The gold-speckled hawk cut through the still air and landed on the lowest limb of a maple tree, a fixture that was still unfurling its leafy canopy for spring’s onset. The hawk sat motionless for several seconds, offering no indication of its intentions or where it might go next. Solitary. F…
by Joni Astrup
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that bars and restaurants may reopen June 1 for outdoor dining, with salons and barbershops also allowed to resume at 25 percent capacity.
The 2020 Sherburne County Fair is being cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Elk River City Council unanimously approved a resolution on May 18 urging Gov. Tim Walz to allow all businesses to re-open.
Great River Regional Library buildings may be closed, but the library continues to offer services.
Another 22 Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, state health officials reported Sunday, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 722.
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