In Search Of: local snowbirds.
We would like to do an article about what local snowbirds are encountering as they cope with COVID-19. (What factors are they considering? Are they able to stay where they are longer if they want to?)
Please contact Staff Writer Nancy Dashwood at email@example.com with information, or for further details. Thank you.
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In Search Of: local snowbirds.
The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board is slated to meet for a regularly scheduled work session Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.
Items to be discussed include:
• Agreement for meal services at Holy Trinity;
• Distance learning plan;
• Levy consultant presentations; and
• District mission statement/vision and goals.
HLWW – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) High School hosted a community symposium dedicated to the health and safety of students March 12.
HLWW and Dassel-Cokato Schools partner for the annual event, and trade hosting duties each year.
During the school day, students rotated through presentations from several organizations, including the Emily Program – body image and eating disorders; NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness; and MN Teen Challenge – substance abuse.
A free meal was offered at the HLWW Commons, and the symposium continued in the auditorium with speakers detailing mental health and social media issues impacting students locally, today.
See the March 20 editions of Herald Journal and the Enterprise Dispatch for full details.
MINNESOTA – Minnesota State Parks and Trails remain open to the public. Officials are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and adjusting operations as conditions change. Officials said they recognize the importance of nature in helping to relieve stress during this time and are committed to providing a safe environment for visitors to enjoy, while ensuring the protection of the health of state parks and trails staff and Minnesota’s communities.
On Monday, the following changes were implemented in all 75 state parks and recreation areas across the state, consistent with guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health:
Move to a 100% self-pay system.
- All Minnesota state parks and recreation areas have the ability to collect permit fees and provide visitor information (e.g., maps, park rules, brochures) through self-pay and information kiosks located near state park entrances.
- Visitors can purchase a day or annual permit beforehand through the reservation website (visit mndnr.gov/reservations). Camping and lodging reservations should be made online through the reservation website or through the reservation call center (866-857-2757).
Close all state park offices, visitor centers, and non-essential buildings until further notice; bathrooms and group centers remain open.
- All state park offices will be closed to the public, including information desks and nature stores. The public will be able to get park information and purchase park permits through the self-pay and information kiosks. Camping reservations should be made and paid for online or over the phone using the reservations system.
- All bathrooms, shower buildings, and vault toilets that are currently open will remain open to the public. Staff will ensure cleaning protocols meet best practices established to address COVID-19 concerns. Bathrooms and shower buildings that are currently closed will remain closed to the public until further notice.
- Group centers that are currently open to the public will remain open, with social distancing measures implemented. Currently closed group centers will remain closed until further notice.
Suspend all naturalist programming and events.
All naturalist programs and public events will be cancelled until further notice (including visitor center programs, outdoor events, and school group activities). Staff will consider if there are some programs/events that can be re-started or changed to accommodate social distancing. Over time, staff are hopeful that they can find ways to restart programming.
For more information, visit mndnr.gov/covid-19 or contact the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367). For the latest information on COVID-19 in Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health.
DATA entry will be MAY 6.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelsi Hogg email@example.com if interested.
3/20- NO SCHOOL