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The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has claimed a victim in Todd County as the Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce officially announced that the Prairie Days celebration would be cancelled due to the pandemic.  Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Director Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst made the announcement...
Lakewood Health System is temporarily closing its Eagle Bend Clinic effective April 14th due to low patient volumes and the need to effectively deploy staff and resources in response to COVID-19.  This closure is temporary, and they will continue to assess the situation in order to determine when...
Governor Tim Walz last week issued Executive Order 20-38, which expands allowable outdoor recreational activities. The changes will allow Minnesotans to continue to enjoy the outdoors close to home while following social distancing guidelines. Executive Order 20-38 allows Minnesotans to engage in a...
Effective immediately, all CentraCare and Carris Health facilities, both patient and non-patient buildings, will be implementing universal masking for all employees. Universal masking means any employee entering a CentraCare building must wear a face mask for the entire time they are at work....
Lakewood Health System-Staples.
  Staples, MN – April 8, 2020 — Working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Lakewood Health System has confirmed two patients and one Lakewood provider have tested positive for COVID-19. While laws protecting patient privacy and information limit what can be disclosed, we...
The number of COVID-19 cases per county. Hennepin County, not shown, has 280 confirmed cases. Todd County still has no known lab confirmed cases. But, due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, it is assumed that the virus is circulating in Todd County.
Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily and is available at https...
Aaron Logan, consultant with Sourcewell's Tech Mobile program, has been using 3D printers to create PPE for healthcare workers on the front lines.
Sourcewell is joining the army of innovators across the country in exploring new and creative ways to provide personal protective equipment to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. With the capabilities of 3D printers, Sourcewell is printing and constructing face masks and...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board will hold a special meeting April 13 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding school events scheduled for later this spring.  At the April 2 conference call with the media, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz told reporters that the chances of school buildings being...
Dreams United and Long Prairie Packing are teaming up to assist the community by hosting a ground beef distribution! Two pounds of ground beef per vehicle--Friday, April 10th, at the First Baptist Church parking lot (401 4th St S in Long Prairie).  Senior citizens, 4pm to 4:30pm, everyone else 4:30...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners recently held an emergency meeting to address issues that have arisen with recent legislation related to COVID-19 The legislation in question is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The act addresses several issues facing larger employers, like Todd...

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