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Statewide Conversation on COVID19 Sept 25th - Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about how the school year is going, travel to boarder states like Wisconsin and the Dakotas as well as new saliva testing in Duluth and "No Barriers" testing from the MDH like next week's in Bemidji. 

The Minnesota Department of Health is holding free Covid-19 testing Tuesday September 29th, Wednesday September 30th, and Thursday October 1st, from noon to 6pm at the Bemidji Armory. Testing is open to everyone, with or without symptoms, and no insurance is required. To keep your wait time to a minimum, schedule an appointment online at www dot Primary Bio dot com, slash r, slash Bemidji or call 855-612-0677.

As the Lt. Governor reminds us each week "You may be over the virus but the virus isn't over you."

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895. 

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.