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Breaking: Minnesota To Restrict COVID-19 Testing To Specific Patients Amid Kit Shortage

This just released from the Minnesota Department of Health. They will be limiting COVID-19 tests to patients in certain circumstances due to a national shortage of testing kits. The MDH announced Monday that it’s being forced to make adjustments to the testing criteria “to focus on the highest priority specimens,” amid a shortage in available testing kits nationwide. Tests for …

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Brainerd Public Utilities Will Be Closed To All In-Person Traffic

Amidst the closing of bars, restaurants and movie theaters statewide, one other business is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVIG-19. According to, Brainerd Public Utilities will be closing it’s doors to the public. They made the following statement earlier today.   “BPU is committed to assuring the health and safety of our employees and customers. During this …

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BREAKING: All Minnesota Public Schools Closing On Wednesday

UPDATE 2:00 pm: Brainerd Publics Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday according to a letter sent out from Superintendent Laine Larson. ORIGINAL STORY: It has been announced by Gov. Tim Walz that all Minnesota public schools K-12 will close beginning on Wednesday, March 18th. All public schools will be closed in Minnesota starting on Wednesday, March 18th and that will …

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