Coronavirus Local

Wed
25
Mar
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Benson schools supplying food to students

Benson area youth have been taking advantage of free meals being dropped off each day at various sites in Benson and the surrounding area.  All they have to do is stop by one of the convenient meal sites and pick up the meals each morning at the designated time.

The USDA Meal Program is for anyone 18 years old and under.  They do not have to live in the school district, or attend Benson Schools to participate.  Everyone qualifies for the program as long as they are 18 years or younger.  Each day, a breakfast and lunch is delivered.

The meal program encourages people to register each day, but they can also just show up since extra meals are prepared at each site, just in case.

Tue
24
Mar
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3 counties propose using PCF as COVID-19 hospital

By Reed Anfinson
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Swift County Monitor-News

Four area hospitals are pursuing a plan to turn one pod of the Prairie Correctional Facility (PCF) in Appleton into a COVID-19 medical center with an initial cost of $1 million.

Called the Tri-County Covid Medical Center it would serve Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Swift counties. The costs would be split based on county population.

The proposal was presented by Appleton Area Health Services (AAHS) CEO Lori Andreas and Swift County-Benson Health Services Co-CEO Melissa McGinty-Thompson at an emergency meeting of the Swift County Board of Commissioners Friday morning. The other two hospitals involved are Montevideo and Dawson.

County    Population    Contribution
Chippewa    12,010    $425,977
Swift    9,411    $333,794
Lac qui Parle    6,773    $240,228
Total     28,194    $1,000,000

Sat
21
Mar
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Counties propose using Prairie Correctional Facility as COVID-19 hospital

Appleton Area Health Services CEO Lori Andreas and Swift County-Benson Health Services Co-CEO Melissa McGinty-Thompson propose using the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton to treat COVID-19 patients. The Swift County Board of Commissioners will consider funding the request at their Tuesday morning special meeting.

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Swift County Monitor-News

Four area hospitals are pursuing a plan to turn one pod of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton into a COVID-19 medical center with an initial cost of $1 million.

Called the Tri-County Covid Medical Center it would serve Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Swift counties. The costs would be split based on county population.

 

County                        Population            Contribution

Fri
20
Mar
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Benson Public Schools Mobile Service Program

Benson Public Schools Mobile Meal Service Program

Thu
19
Mar
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SEOC UPDATE #2: STATE AGENCY COVID-19 RESPONSE ACTIONS

ST. PAUL The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) continues to be fully activated to support all state agencies with their COVID-19 response following Gov.

Thu
19
Mar
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Helping Minnesota Businesses during COVID-19

Starting soon businesses can apply for SBA low interest loans

Thu
19
Mar
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Prairie Five CAC-Public Statement

Prairie 5 Rides in Benson is now only transporting dialysis and cancer patients to their appointments.

Thu
19
Mar
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Statement from Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm Regarding Immediate Parish Guidelines

NEW ULM (March 18, 2020)Out of concern for people’s safety during the COVID-19

Thu
19
Mar
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Sales Tax Payment Extension for Businesses Identified in Executive Order 20-04

In line with the state’s continued response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in 

Wed
18
Mar
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Minnesota state agencies coordinate COVID-19 response

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