Recent Area News

Rep. Lippert to hold virtual town hall on 3/28/20 at 10:30am

March 27, 2020

I’m excited to let you know that I’m hosting a virtual town hall this Saturday, 3/28 at 10:30am on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RepToddLippert

We all have a lot of questions right now: about our health, livelihood, and progress. I hope to be able to help as much as I can as your State Representative.   Please tune in if you are able, and submit questions and comments that you would like highlighted. Help us spread the word by sharing this event with your communities: https://www.facebook.com/events/146841006668940/ (more…)

Hillmann explains distant learning; City of Nfld encourages businesses, offers library options and liquor store hrs; KYMN supporting local businesses in a free call-in; Continued local, state Covid-19 coverage

March 26, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

With Governor Walz’s executive order yesterday, Schools will not be in session until May 4th. Superintendent Matt Hillmann said this morning that distance learning will begin on March 31st through April 30th. He said, “Parents can expect this evening late this afternoon or this evening, to get a copy of the district’s Distance Learning Plan”. Right now, on May 1st and 4th, school staff can prepare to bring students back to the school buildings on May 5th but that remains subject to change. Hillmann said the relationships they have with the students is a focus, adding, “we’re going to be relentless (more…)

Northfield area businesses ON THE AIR and Open for Business

March 26, 2020

KYMN supports our area small businesses!! We opened up our airwaves to area businesses, free of charge, to let them inform the community of how they’re operating in light of the coronavirus/COVID19. They shared what they’re offering, how they’re doing business while we all maintain healthcare guidelines.  We encourage the community to do as much as you can to support our small, local businesses. We’re all here for you!!

Business Call-in 3-26-20 PART ONE
Business Call-in 3-26-20 PART ONE

Business Call-in 3-26-20 PART TWO
Business Call-in 3-26-20 PART TWO

Gov. Tim Walz 3-25-20

March 25, 2020

Governor Tim Walz announced today a Stay In Place order from 11:59pm March 27th through April 12th. The full audio of his announcement along with commentary from Minnesota News Network Reporters Bill Werner and Tasha Redel.

Gov- Tim Walz 3-25-20
Gov- Tim Walz 3-25-20

Governor Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans

March 25, 2020

Executive order directs Minnesotans to limit movement to slow the spread of COVID-19

 [ST. PAUL, MN] – To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00pm on Friday, April 10.

“We must take bold action to save the lives of Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “Having served as a Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, I know the importance of having a plan. While the virus will still be here when this order ends, this action will slow the spread of COVID-19 and give Minnesota time to ready for battle.”

Read all the full press releases below:

Governor Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans

EO 20-20 FINAL

EO 20-19 FINAL

EO 20-18 FINAL

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