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Due to uncertain availability of flights and potential border closings, many foreign exchange students attending Mora and Ogilvie schools are being sent home. Flights taking students to their home countries began Saturday, March 21.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in accordance with guidance from state health officials, is postponing, adjusting and canceling a variety of public events, including open houses, safety education training, naturalist programs and other meetings.

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Whether or not several Ogilvie  streets will be resurfaced in 2021 is dependent on state funding for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. 

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When will East Central Regional Library and its 14 branch locations reopen? In this rapidly changing situation that is COVID-19, we just don’t know yet, as well as when our events and programs will return. We are encouraging community members to watch our website at ecrlib.org and Facebook p…

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As part of its recent expansion, Welia Health in Mora created an improved radio room, continuing a partnership with local radio operators to provide emergency communication.

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On Sunday, March 22, Pastor Paul Lutter of Grace Lutheran Church in Mora presented his first virtual sermon broadcast via Facebook Live from his home in Plymouth. His 4-year-old daughter led a song, his wife presented the readings.

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Winter truck load increases ended and spring load restrictions began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 13, on unrestricted state highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The frost zones and restricted routes can be found on th…

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Kanabec County’s Timber Trails Public Transit will continue to operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is preparing to offer “reverse” transit. 

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East Central Regional Library patrons can join thousands of readers around the world in laughter and learning during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From March 23–April 13, book lovers can enjoy stand-up comic Michael McCreary’s hilarious yet insightful memoir, “Funn…

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Questions swirled among Mora school paraprofessionals, school cooks and bus/van drivers as 725 school meals were loaded for transport Monday, March 23: Where is this address? Which students need allergen-free meals? Will all these meals fit in the van?

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If you took the advice from the Centers for Disease Control to make sure you have access to several weeks of medications, supplies and food in case you need to stay home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have stocked your pantry with long-lasting staples like beans and rice. 

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Peter Ripka, Ogilvie area farmer and Farmers Union Fieldman, is one of 20 people representing diverse groups and perspectives who have been selected to serve on the State Wolf Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide input to Department of Natural Resources to update Mi…

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The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.