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Facing the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus and resurgence of summer events, Le Sueur County suffered an escalating number of COVID-19 cases in the month of August. From just 34 cases in July, COVID infections soared to 174 in August. The level of infection is comparable to L…

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The Cleveland Public School District is planning for a close-to-normal school year, but due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, school administration said the district’s new learning plan will have to be flexible.

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St. Peter, Le Sueur-Henderson, Tri-City United and Cleveland school districts are itching for a more normal school year after 18 months of distance learning, hybrid learning, mask mandates and more pandemic-era protocols. All four districts are preparing for in-person, five-day learning plan…

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Following Steele County being listed as a “hot spot” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 community transmission, Owatonna Public Schools said it’s not requiring masks in the upcoming school year — for now.

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Though he is often the stoic politician of southern Minnesota, State Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, felt the weight of the stories he was listening to as caregivers at an Owatonna memory care assisted living facility recounted what their last year has been like.

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Though he is often the stoic politician of southern Minnesota, State Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, felt the weight of the stories he was listening to as caregivers at an Owatonna memory care assisted living facility recounted what their last year has been like.

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Students were thrown into an unprecedented disruption last year as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools into distance learning models for the final spring semester. Despite the radical change, Minnesota’s high school seniors stuck it out and graduated at a historic high. On …

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Students were thrown into an unprecedented disruption last year as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools into distance learning models for the final spring semester. Despite the radical change, Minnesota’s high school seniors stuck it out and graduated at a historic high. On …

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Just over a year ago, the abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left some travelers stranded far from home and in a panic. Among them was Khadjia Ali, a local woman who traveled to Kenya for an incredibly unique reason.

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Just over a year ago, the abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left some travelers stranded far from home and in a panic. Among them was Khadjia Ali, a local woman who traveled to Kenya for an incredibly unique reason.

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Despite the challenges pork producers faced in the last year, with processing plants enduring temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, som…

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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After an incredibly difficult year, COVID-19 vaccines have finally shed some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Yet the optimism felt by many local business workers and health officials is still very tempered and cautious.

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After an incredibly difficult year, COVID-19 vaccines have finally shed some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Yet the optimism felt by many local business workers and health officials is still very tempered and cautious.

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For the second year in a row, the second largest event to take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds has canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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After an incredibly difficult year, COVID-19 vaccines have finally shed some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Yet the optimism felt by many local business workers and health officials is still very tempered and cautious.

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After an incredibly difficult year, COVID-19 vaccines have finally shed some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Yet the optimism felt by many local business workers and health officials is still very tempered and cautious.

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For the second year in a row, the second largest event to take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds has canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.