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Lakewood Health System-Staples.
  Staples, MN – April 8, 2020 — Working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Lakewood Health System has confirmed two patients and one Lakewood provider have tested positive for COVID-19. While laws protecting patient privacy and information limit what can be disclosed, we...
The number of COVID-19 cases per county. Hennepin County, not shown, has 280 confirmed cases. Todd County still has no known lab confirmed cases. But, due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, it is assumed that the virus is circulating in Todd County.
Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily and is available at https...
Aaron Logan, consultant with Sourcewell's Tech Mobile program, has been using 3D printers to create PPE for healthcare workers on the front lines.
Sourcewell is joining the army of innovators across the country in exploring new and creative ways to provide personal protective equipment to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. With the capabilities of 3D printers, Sourcewell is printing and constructing face masks and...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board will hold a special meeting April 13 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding school events scheduled for later this spring.  At the April 2 conference call with the media, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz told reporters that the chances of school buildings being...
Dreams United and Long Prairie Packing are teaming up to assist the community by hosting a ground beef distribution! Two pounds of ground beef per vehicle--Friday, April 10th, at the First Baptist Church parking lot (401 4th St S in Long Prairie).  Senior citizens, 4pm to 4:30pm, everyone else 4:30...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners recently held an emergency meeting to address issues that have arisen with recent legislation related to COVID-19 The legislation in question is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The act addresses several issues facing larger employers, like Todd...
Governor Walz last week announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor’s Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Band’s annual hoagie fundraiser has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Band director Chuck Speer said the band will not be selling hoagies this spring. But, they ask that you consider supporting them when they resume hoagie sales this fall. Speer...
The LPGE Schools are offering an Academic Intervention Hotline for students and parents that need assistance in completing online homework and coursework during the COVID 19 school closure. The Hotline is staffed by certified LPGE teachers. The hotline is designed to assist both elementary and high...
As of April 6, 2020, Todd County has no lab confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID‐19). Although due to a shortage of COVID‐19 testing materials, local transmission of the virus may be currently occurring in Todd County. Most people who get sick with COVID‐19 will have only mild illness and should...

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