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4,243 cases, 1 less than reported yesterday,  for Morrison County as of 11 a.m., June 16, 2021. Data is pulled at 4 a.m. the previous day, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Another sign of the return to normalcy: the city of Mound last Tuesday lifted its peacetime emergency, dropped the mask requirement for employees not face-to-face with the public and, heralding a summer once again full of waterfront activity, allowed rentals of its popular Depot at Surfside …

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As we move closer to the end of the pandemic, Isanti County Public Health continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Isanti County Public Health administered their first COVID-19 vaccines in January, and has since given over 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines. In an average year, ICPH usually gives aroun…

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The Elk River Senior Activity Center will open for drop-in use beginning Tuesday, June 1. The Senior Activity Center is located inside the Furniture and Things Community Event Center at 1000 School St. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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For many of us, with the pandemic of the past 15 months seemingly under control, life is getting back to some kind of normal. But for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 life will never be normal again.

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One might expect that with the impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had on employment and the economy, applicants would be lining up for any job openings.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations.

As part of their meeting on April 20, the county commissioners had a few items to discuss. Despite some technical difficulties, they and their guests discussed two very important items in particular. The first being an update from the County Health Board. The next, ad most relevant to Carver…

After a virtual graduation ceremony in 2020, current plans call for in indoor ceremony for 2021 graduating seniors on Sunday, May 30, 1 p.m., back in the Waconia High School gym.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will lift nearly all its COVID-19 restrictions just before Memorial Day weekend and drop its statewide mask requirement no later than July 1, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday, saying the mask mandate could even sooner once 70% of residents age 16 and older get th…

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Hard to believe, but after more than a year in pandemic lockdown there are finally events on the local calendar. As the month turned to May, there were a couple events over the weekend, with the promise for more later this month and into the summer.

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Editor's Note: "First in an ongoing series that will take in-depth look at the pandemic and its affect on our community."