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Responding to increased levels of community spread of COVID-19 statewide, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a four-week effort to provide increased access to “no barrier” COVID-19 testing in communities across the state, beginning the week of Sept. 21. 

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Welia Health (formerly FirstLight Health System) has proposed privatizing the county-owned hospital and its clinics into a non-profit corporation. 

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Welcome to the Kanabec County Times' Voter Guide to the 2020 General Election. Early voting spans from Sept. 18 through Nov. 2; with election day on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Education in the time of COVID looks very different for families in our communities. With students in the Ogilvie and Mora school districts opting to stay home, parents are looking for different options for educating their children. 

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Residents concerned about Ann Lake water quality are being asked to consider several options to remove excess nutrients from the water.  Excess nutrients —particularly phosphorus in lakes and rivers cause algae to grow. More algae is less appealing for fishing and recreation, can cause harmf…

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Pizza is beloved by people from all cultures and backgrounds. It’s certainly easy to call a favorite pizzeria and order a pie with all your favorite toppings. But homemade pizza is easier than one might imagine. Invest some time into making “The Artisan” grilled pizza from “Grilled Pizzas an…

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The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver involved in a pedestrian fatality Sunday, Sept. 13. The crash occurred sometime between 5:30-6:09 a.m. near the city of Pierz in Morrison County.

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People choose to adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet for various reasons. Some people avoid animal products because of ethics, while others want to control their weight with low-calorie foods. Still others may have food allergies or intolerances that make a vegetable-based diet their best option. 

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Kanabec County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 36.

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Designs for the new Mora High School include centrally designed hubs for specific purposes: performance and community spaces, alternative  learning, and science areas. 

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Minnesota schools will soon begin welcoming elementary, middle and high school students back to the classroom. However, no matter if that classroom is at a school or at home, COVID-19 is changing the ways students learn, socialize and experience the world.

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The fall migration is underway. Many birds are heading south to warmer locations, and some are just arriving as they relocate from the north. Various factors and cues spur migratory movement such as the amount of daylight, the angle of the sun, cooling temperatures and the availability of food.

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Two bridges on Highway 47 between Ogilvie and Isle are closed for reconstruction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects the reconstruction of both the Little Ann River bridge and Ann Lake bridge will be complete by Sept. 7. 

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Halloween treats take center stage in October. What can be better this time of year than a fresh autumn apple coated in a sweet candy shell? This quintessential fall treat can make Halloween celebrations even more special.

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Mora Municipal Airport (KJMR) will be hosting its annual Fly-In event on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 beginning at 8 a.m. and running until 12 p.m. Admission is free.

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School hasn’t started yet and both Mora and Ogilvie public schools have needed to change plans. Originally ready to hold in-person classes for all grades starting Sept. 8, classes for grades 7-12 have switched to a hybrid model of learning. Elementary classes will still be held in person. 

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Educational degrees in music education and the skills to play a mean French horn are about what you would expect of any school band director; but Mora’s Anna Patenuade has a unique skill few of her peers can match: She’s a proficient seamstress. 

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A labyrinth can be defined as an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. While it can be compared to a maze, unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends and only one path that twists and turns to the center.

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Mora Municipal Utilities completed an energy efficiency project saving the city money by optimizing operations without any capital investment. This project was a result of a partnership with the University of Minnesota Technical Assistance Program to evaluate low cost energy saving opportuni…

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The number of criminal charges filed in Kanabec County is lagging behind its usual pace as deputies have shifted priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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UPDATE: Kenneth Taylor died as a result of his injuries on Wednesday, Aug. 26. A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Ogilvie Fire Hall/Civic Center. Following the celebration, the Ogilvie Fire Department will give Taylor a final ride. All are welcome to follow. 

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Over half of the residents at Eastwood Senior Living have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Twelve of the facility's 22 residents and five employees have tested positive for the virus in the last week. As yet, there have been no COVID-19-releated deaths at the facility.