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‘It’s a disease of the unvaccinated’

COVID-19 plus other illnesses, issues clogging hospitals By Anna Jauhola Hospitals are full up and down the Red River Valley and throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. While COVID-19 has been largely to blame, not all beds are occupied by those afflicted with the rampant disease. In recent weeks, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Hospital in Hallock has…

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‘A huge fire burning’

Wind, drought contribute to nearly 2,000 acre wildland fire by Lancaster By Anna Jauhola Nearly 2,000 acres of mostly state-managed land burned last week 10 miles east of Lancaster. Plumes of smoke could be seen from miles away and Lancaster Fire Chief Casey Faken knew it was a bad one. While he did not go…

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‘Just stay home’ if you are ill

Health officials: Testing still important, COVID still very real By Anna Jauhola Over the last several weeks, Kittson County has experienced a steady rise in COVID-19 cases. While the good news is these haven’t been linked to large gatherings, the not so good news is the positivity rate shows community transmission is a part of…

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