COVID-19

the community thanks the front line workers

When we talked with Karla Theilen last she was at the beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19 in one of the hardest hit places - the Navajo Nation in Arizona.  It's not over, but there's some light coming through. 

Read her essay from the Arizona Daily Sun. 

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We talked with Theater Director Amy Borash from Brainerd this morning about the importance of the arts, ESPECIALLY in a time of COVID-19.  Creativity keeps us going. 

She explains the precautions for the cast and crew and the people coming to see the events on the South Lawn of the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College - July 20-23rd and August 3rd-6th.

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This week on our Statewide Conversation about COVID-19 Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan answered questions about food insecurity, school openings, unemployment insurance, masking and the economy. 

This program is a joint project with AMPERS - Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities and the MN Broadcasters Association. 

Send in your questions covid@ampers.org or call and leave a message 612-562-9895. 

This morning (7/8/20) Cynthia Borgen, Director of Beltrami County Public Health updated Dan Houg and Maggie Montgomery about the jump in the number of Covid-19 cases in Beltrami county over the last few days. Here is a transcript of that interview (audio below):

...In this heightened sense of anxiety, this heightened sense of the unknown...we don't have a clear vision of the future and we need to hold that close and give ourselves more space, more time, more patience ... giving ourselves grace and remembering that there's so much going on right now... we just really need to be kinder to ourselves... because of all the factors happening in our world.  It's extra important to slow down, to give ourselves space to just be and to just process everything that's going on.    And as parents, give our children that space to process... when you're seeing more behaviors from your children or even within yourself or other family members, remember that there are just so many more charged emotions in our world that affect how we are able to regulate ourselves, how we're able to handle different situations...A good first step is to slow down and give yourself and your loved ones a little bit more space. – Chelsea Ottman Rak, Peacemakers Resources

Mark and Amanda Haugen began their second summer as owners of Fox Lake Campground near Bemidji recently.  Just before Covid-19 took over our lives, Katie Carter interviewed them to find out  how they got into the resort business and what life is like as resort owners. In this extended interview, Katie  re-connects with Amanda to discuss how Covid-19 changed things for them and their patrons year.  

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KAXE/KBXE's Heidi Holtan hosts a weekly statewide conversation with Minnesota State Officials. It was an opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, the Minnesota Department of Health Director, Kris Ehresmann.  

For more information on the states response to COVID-19 visit the Minnesota State's Website.

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 school's reopening in the fall, isolation of people in long-term care facilities and pandemic fatigue.
 

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 expiring stay at home order and what the outlook going forward.

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. 

I rely on Aaron and Chuck to connect the past with the present in our Dig Deep conversations.  Our hope is that listening to this conversation will lead YOU to conversations with the people you care about.  Email us your thoughts.

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