Strong Women

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DFL Representative Melissa Hortman was elected in 2004 to the MN House and is from Brooklyn Park, MN.  She currently serves as the Speaker of the House.  Rep. Hortman joins Heidi Holtan on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the 2020 MN Legislative Sessions.

Have you ever wondered what the State Auditor does?  Us too!  Here's the mission of the office:

The mission of the Office of the State Auditor is to oversee local government finances for Minnesota taxpayers by helping to ensure financial integrity and accountability in local governmental financial activities.

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 the upcoming school year, large gatherings, unemployment and more. 

In part of the conversation, Lieutenatnt Governor talked about the importance of not JUST cloth masks to keep the pandemic at bay, but that social or physical distancing is equally as important.

We don't just treat COVID patients… a lot of times they come in with other things… they come in with congestive heart failure… acute renal failure… they need dialysis. They just so happened to have COVID. So…the level of care is different. - Ashley Hudson

Ashley Hudson worked as a COVID responder in New York City this spring and is Miami now.  Approach and care in terms of dealing with the virus are changing.  Hudson spoke on the morning show about her work and what she and other medical professionals have learned along the way. 

Local Teacher Shannon Fitch on the Friday Morning Show

Aug 3, 2020

Shannon Fitch is a teacher for the Grand Rapids School District, she joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the Governors recently announced guidelines for schools to reopen in the fall.  Shannon talks about the plans the district is working on to keep the students safe, how she is looking forward the upcoming school year, and she shares her hopes that more people will take this on as an opportunity to learn to adapt to change and throw out the negativity.

"This project doesn't happen without our community support" says CoHaus co-founder Megan Kellin. 

CoHaus describes their project as:

CoHaus is a collective workspace where you can work independently alongside other creatives and professionals. It’s where work meets play. You focus on growing your business, we’ll handle the rest. Get furnished, move-in ready workspaces with the infrastructure you need and premier amenities. Be a part of an inspirational community and network with other members.

Tessa Beck is the Gallery Director at the Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids.  She spoke on the morning show recently about the Nemeth's delayed opening due to Covid-19,  the current, collaborative exhibit Of Course, Where Else, and how the Nemeth is thinking outside the box in terms of programming, artist receptions, virtual exhibits, and more. 

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about the mask mandate, questions about this upcoming school year and more!

  

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about mask mandates, reporting of cases, decisions to reopen school and leadership in the time of COVID.
 

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. 

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