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Since March, Valley Access Channels (VAC) has been hosting a series of cable programs on COVID-19 and its impact on our community. Marguerite “Margot” Rheinberger, a Stillwater native who holds an advanced degree in public health, has been the series host. The most recent program, entitled, …
Gov. Tim Walz is requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“Since April, we’re been inundated with cases of teenagers who had been doing fine before COVID 19. Their parent(s) report that the teens suddenly could not sleep at night, lost their appetite, were cutting themselves, and had suicidal thoughts. Personalities changed, teenagers become irrita…
Truth be told, I don’t like wearing a mask. It’s uncomfortable and perhaps only reasonably effective.
The organization Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless granted Valley Outreach with $5,500 to help provide more food to those in need.
The Minnesota Ready coalition — a group of nearly 60 business organizations throughout Minnesota — asked Governor Tim Walz in a letter June 11 to allow all Minnesota’s businesses to fully open by June 19.
If you want to drink at a bar or restaurant in Stillwater, get ready to sit outside. For a business area blessed with many outdoor patios and decks, al fresco dining has been the norm in Stillwater. Starting June 1, the state of Minnesota lifted restrictions related to COVID-19 to allow bars…
Washington County Public Health and Environment (PHE) is using a dynamic approach to develop community well-being across the lifespan.
No question we’ve been handed bushels full of lemons this spring. Between staying at home as much as possible and worrying about the global pandemic, we have hit upon a sour note.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday he will let his stay-at-home order expire as scheduled Monday, though he’ll leave key restrictions in place to keep up Minnesota’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been living – some might say trapped - in a sort of “twilight zone,” where the end felt indefinite. But recent glimmers of hope keep showing and increasing. For family friends and obvious extroverts, Margot Rheinberger and Louisa Westrup, both Gazette columnists, their personas have …
Isolation and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on the mental health of students and families, but help is available.
During this turbulent time, it can be difficult to maintain positivity and have hope for the future. While we continue to practice social distancing to protect the health of our communities and ourselves, many of us are feeling lonely and missing our loved ones. Missing human contact is norm…
The Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed April 28 to allow certain property owners additional time to pay the first half of their 2020 property tax without penalty due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday extended Minnesota’s stay-at-home order for another two weeks, to May 18, while loosening some restrictions on retail businesses to allow curbside pickup.
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to disrupt operations at Stillwater Area Public Schools, the school board and administration grapple with how to address the future impacts to schedules and finances.
Stillwater-area residents responded in a big way as part of a state-wide effort to provide face masks for workers in jobs with increased risks due to COVID-19.
The vast majority of Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths are cases associated with long-term care facilities, health officials said Tuesday as they focused attention on how the state is trying to protect some of its most vulnerable residents.