COVID-19

Free Covid-19 Tests At Central Lakes College This Week

The Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with the Minnesota National Guard, Crow Wing County and Central Lakes College, will offer a pop-up testing clinic at Central Lakes College this Thursday through Saturday, December 17th thru the 19th.

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Covid Claims Country Icon Charley Pride

Just one month after being honored at the CMA’s with a lifetime achievement award and performing on national television, iconic pioneering country musician Charley Pride has died at the age of 86. 

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Veterans Day Events Subdued During Pandemic

Things are a bit different in 2020. How many times have we heard THAT this year? Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. The traditional celebration of our veterans at the schools will not take place this year as the schools are mostly now in distance learning.

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Rescheduled Arts in the Park is Now Canceled

Due to the recent events, and circumstances outside of their control, the board of directors for Brainerd Community Action has made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Arts in the Park event in its entirety. “We are grateful to the city of Brainerd and their parks department for working with us to create a safety plan and a version …

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NHRA Officially Cancels BIR’S 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The NHRA announced that BIR’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals has been officially canceled this year. Originally scheduled for Aug. 13-16, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NHRA and BIR hoped to reschedule it this month but BIR’s location and climate this time of year presented scheduling challenges. Those who purchased tickets for this …

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Festival Ruined By Actual Plague

Would nothing have been more authentic then to have had a plague for the Renaissance Festival? It should be no surprize after the way things in 2020 have gone thus far that the Ren Fest is not happening this year.

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No Gophers This Fall, Big Ten Postpones Football Until Spring 2021

The dominoes continue to fall. The Big Ten announced Tuesday it has postponed fall sports, including football, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will attempt to hold competitions in spring 2021. “The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed …

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