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The St. Croix River landscape consists of a collection of pristine ecosystems, ranging from rolling barrens to lush wetland forests. While the St. Croix is a Wild and Scenic River that receives federal protections, they only apply to a small corridor adjacent to the Riverway. Conservation op…

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1. Gov. Tim Walz announced that public and private campgrounds may reopen beginning June 1, if they create a Preparedness Plan and …

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The Postal Service continues to fulfill its mission to provide essential services that process and deliver information, communications and goods vital to residents. To ensure the safety of our delivery personnel, the Postal Service is asking dog owners to keep their animals secured when deli…

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Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea has issued an order in response to Governor Tim Walz’s recent decision to permit the stay-at-home directive to expire and to permit certain activities when Minnesota Department of Health guidance may be followed. The order includes detail…

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Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of fake COVID-19 antibody tests being marketed by scammers.

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Mora’s annual Music in the Park program will take place this summer. The Mora City Council made the decision feeling confident there was enough room to socially distance. Meanwhile the issue of whether or not nearby playground equipment could be re-opened wasn’t so readily decided during the…

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Over past few of months, the medical community, CDC, the Department of Health and the public at large have continued to learn so much about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Professionals are learning those infected with COVID-19 can present with a broad spectrum of illness – some experience …

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The “Stay at Home MN” Executive Order issued by Governor Walz has expired and businesses have begun to reopen their doors, with modifications. New guidance from the State of Minnesota, “Stay Safe MN,” has helped Kanabec County plan a phased reopening of our buildings. The phased reopening pl…

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For the graduating class of 2020, a lot about their senior year looks different than expected from not having a prom or spring sports, down to the traditional commencement ceremonies. 

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Area greenhouses have been swamped with more customers this spring than in a normal year. Needless to say, this is not a normal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are finding it challenging to keep up to the demand for vegetables, flowers and seeds.

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“Country cooking” has different connotations depending on where one might be in the world. Many people attest that country cooking involves comfort cuisine foods that originated in the southeastern United States. Quite often such cuisine includes biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, boiled greens…

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At the North Country Bottle Shop in Mora, Jim Hulbert knew exactly where to find the booze he needed to make his signature drink: “bacuckuu” made with rum and Wild Cherry Pepsi. 

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While the public is still able to visit the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora, they are officially not invited to attend the Mora American Legion Lee Goldsmith Post 201’s usual Memorial Day ceremony.

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DPV-DVS exam stations reopen with new COVID 19 guidelines

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Mark your calendars for a special tribute to the class of 2020 on their last day at Mora High School. A parade of seniors and recognition of achievement will be held at 8:20 p.m. on May 22. The route for the parade will be from the elementary to the high school (9th St. to Wood St. to Maple …

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St. Clare Living Community of Mora has had its first confirmed exposure to the coronavirus, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health on May 18. 

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Tuesday, May 19, Kanabec County Community Health and the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a Kanabec County resident. The resident was in their 60’s; no other details about the deceased have been released. 

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Anglers can weigh in on whether to keep fewer bluegills from some Minnesota lakes as a way to protect and improve the sizes of one of the state’s most prized fish.

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Fishing season comes with a reminder to always follow Minnesota’s laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

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Juicy, mouthwatering, hamburgers are a warm weather staple that taste perfect right off the grill. Everyone can benefit from having a tried-and-true burger recipe in his or her repertoire when entertaining a backyard full of guests or enjoying a cozy weeknight meal with the family. 

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Seventy-five years ago, on May 8, 1945, the United States, along with its allies, formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. This marked the end of the war in the European Theater.

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With all eyes on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Medical Association and its 10,000 members want to remind Minnesotans to pay attention to all aspects of their health. 

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Imagine biking on every road in Kanabec County during the same year. That is what Mora High School biology teacher and Nordic Ski Coach Peter Larsen is doing this spring and summer.

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Mora’s city pool won’t open this season for either recreation or swimming lessons due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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County road resurfacing projects are projected to take place as planned this summer.  Kanabec County Public Works Director Chad Gramentz reported that state aid services, from MnDOT, the county needs to complete these projects is still being provided despite the coronavirus pandemic. 

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In response to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s instructions to increase the amount of testing for COVID-19 to at least 5,000 per day statewide, new testing centers are being set up.