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Governor Walz Update to Minnesotans 4-3-20

April 3, 2020
Governor Walz addresses Minnesotans on updated Covid-19 information related to our State. Governor Tim Walz Unveils Data Dashboard, Outlines State’s Priorities in Responding to COVID-19
Gov- Walz 4-3-20
Gov- Walz 4-3-20

Nfld Police Chief Monte Nelson gives live update 4-03-20

April 3, 2020

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson gives a live update on COVID-19 containment efforts in Northfield.

 

Chief Monte Nelson 4-3-20
Chief Monte Nelson 4-3-20

In 8 days, they retooled education delivery; NH&C stops deliveries to the hospital; Sheriff Dunn on physical distancing, boating and more; KYMN will carry Walz update LIVE at 1pm

April 3, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

In less than 8 days, teachers and staff retooled their whole way of delivering education. Distance learning began across the state on Tuesday. Northfield Superintendent Matt Hillmann commented that, “there are people on our staff that two weeks ago had no idea what zoom was they thought it was a setting on their camera. And now they are conducting video conference sessions with students via the zoom application”The relationship between students and teachers is very important so they, “focused this week on just making sure that kids were acclimating to this environment. So we’re taking it slow the first (more…)

Governor Walz Update 4-2-20

April 2, 2020

Governor Walz’s Daily Covid Update for 4-2-20. He started with Minnesota’s 18th death and the recovery of the Trooper on his personal detail that has recovered from Covid-19.  Walz announced that Minnesota health insurance providers will waive all costs related to Covid-19. Reporter questions are asked at the end.

Gov- Walz Update 4-2-20 -
Gov- Walz Update 4-2-20 -

Sheriff’s Dept. adjusts to Covid-19; Rice Co. Atty Fossum updates on Criminal Justice during Covid; Nfld Chamber keeping up on SBA options; KYMN Updating the community on Covid-19

April 2, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said they’ve changed up their routine in light of the coronavirus. They usually overlapped shifts, “Now we’re going to assign teams so that we don’t cross contaminate. We limit the chances of cross contaminating ourselves”As for contact when they go out on a call, they now carry mini cleaning kits and if they have to bring someone to jail, “we have to wipe everything down after that so they’re they’re definitely becoming great cleaners and and our squad cars have never been more spic and span”They have also had a hard time getting cleaning supplies. Some stores have offered to let them know when supplies come in, while, “You have others that say you know, you stand in line like everybody else. And so it’s um it’s been a little (more…)

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