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Parents of immunocompromised son say current safety practices are their normal and share frustrations over lack of health care amid COVID-19
The novel coronavirus has caused Lakes International Language Academy to close our buildings to students until at least April 1. Our amazing staff has been using the time to develop plans for distance learning, if we should need to transition to that model.
Virtual or phone meetings have become the new normal amidst the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and that is true for the Scandia City Council, who held its first virtual/call-in meeting on March 17. The council anticipates holding future meetings virtually until it is no longer necessary. Anyone in…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story appeared in the print edition of The Times, the earliest start date for Minnesota spring sports has been been pushed back from April 6 to May 4. This story has been updated to reflect that change, and other new information relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor sits down at his computer on Wednesday afternoon, March 10.
Panic and self-preservation are natural reactions when our environment is disrupted with something unusual or disturbing, and perhaps more so in a society that is built on the concept of competition in so many areas of our lives.
In response to COVID-19 in Minnesota and Washington County, community television station Valley Access Channels produced two roundtable discussions on the Stillwater and surrounding communities response to the virus.
Forest Lake residents Tracy Maurer and Lakes International Language Academy Executive Director Shannon Peterson, along with her daughter Mika, caught one of the last flights out of Ecuador before the borders closed on Monday, March 16 — and the journey to get on that flight wasn’t easy.
Social media initiatives have spread across the nation, and have been seen in the Forest Lake area, to create sidewalk chalk art and tape up paper hearts in windows as a way to spread joy during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
Gov. Tim Walz announced March 25 a "stay at home" order for Minnesotans, which will be effective Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to at least at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10.
Area restaurants, like Wyoming’s Village Inn, have had to adjust to a new delivery method of their food after Gov. Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of dine-in options for all restaurants last Monday, March 16. Residents offered their support by purchasing to-go food.
Donations of hand-sewn face masks accepted
Organizations move to telehealth model
Hand sanitizers are a great option if you're not able to wash your hands with soap and water. Hand sanitizers have many positives, however, they are not effective if organic matter (dirt, food, or other material) is visible on hands. If your hands are visibly dirty, wash your hands with soap…
Victim contracted the virus through contact with another COVID-19 case
We know these are trying times for everyone and accurate, timely information is important for you and your family. As part of our ongoing coverage of COVID-19, we have created this page that allows you to see all the stories that have been posted to date.
NOTE: In the March 19 print edition of the Times, an article stated that events at Washington County Library branches were to be canceled, but that the libraries would remain open for normal service. Since that issue went to press, library buildings have been ordered to close. The older arti…
Levelset announced that lawyers from its attorney network have volunteered free consultations to contractors who are struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 virus on construction companies of all sizes.
This certainly is not the best time to be a sports fan, is it?
Even as daily operations in St. Paul have been altered amid the COVID-19 outbreak, State Representative Bob Dettmer and State Senator Mark Koran indicated in press releases that they are committed to continuing to work for their constitutents.
In an effort to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Anoka County has closed all its public-facing services until March 30. Human services centers, license and passport centers, libraries and parks buildings are included in this closure.
Editors note: All case numbers reflect laboratory-confirmed cases by the Minnesota Department of Health. Thursday, April 2Washington and Anoka Counties cases climbed to 46 (from 44) and 30 (from 26) respectively. Chisago County remains at three cases.Statewide, there have been 742 confirmed…