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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Department of Education Commissioner - Mary Cathryn Ricker.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Education Commissioner answered questions about the upcoming school year and how schools are planning and preparing.

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.   

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.

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

This week the Governor answered questions about the recently announced guidelines for schools to reopen in the fall 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!

  

Complexities of Opening School This Fall - MinnPost's Erin Hinrichs

Jul 23, 2020

MinnPost education reporter Erin Hinrichs joins Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show to help us learn about the complexities of the discussions to open schools this fall.  Erin talks about bussing issues, recruiting enough bus drivers and substitute teachers, and how all this will affect the schools budget issues.  Erin tells us the decision to open will be made no later than the week of July 27th.

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, serving northeastern Minnesota.  Each week he joins Heidi Holtan on the Friday Morning Show for Border News Roundup.  This week he talks about the settlement with Frontier Communications, reporting on the issue of opening schools or not, the cancellation of the Ely marathon and an update on drought conditions in the area.

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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. 

2020 is an extraordinary year, especially for local high school seniors.  They are experiencing something no one has gone through before:  celebrating and honoring their education in a world of social distancing.  Do you know a graduating senior?  We'd love to talk with them!  Email us. 

On our extended hour of the Morning Show Heidi talks with Annie Olson-Reiners, Principal at the Nashwauk-Keewatin Elementary School.  Annie gives encouragement to parents and cargivers who are now thrust into the roll of being the teacher in these trying times.  She also shares Shel Silverstein's poem "Helping" with us.

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