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COVID concerns raised at USC

Questions concerning the coronavirus were raised during the public comment portion of the United South Central School Board meeting last Tuesday night, Sept. 21. A woman who said she was the mother to a second grade student attending the school asked if masks should be required to be worn, especially in the lower grades, since the vaccine has not yet been approved for younger people. “My son wears a mask but I do not think many others do,” she said. “I am just wondering if it would be better if the young children were required to wear a mask.” Another woman spoke up and shared her concerns regarding the ability to hire substitute teachers because of COVID-19. “I think some substitute teachers, many who are older, hesitate to come and teach because people are not wearing masks,” she stated. USC superintendent Keith Fleming addressed the situation, saying, “We ...

Tennis courts a hot topic

Volleys flew across the net at the regularly scheduled Blue Earth City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. The council members once again discussed the construction of new tennis courts at Blue ...

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More charges filed against Orono man in crash that killed 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Additional charges have been filed against the Orono man in connection with a crash that killed two young men, including the son of the University of Minnesota men's hockey coach. James Blue is charged in Hennepin County District Court with two counts of third-degree ...

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Buxton's homer spoils Berríos' return; Twins beat Jays 3-1

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton's two-run homer spoiled José Berríos' return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto's postseason hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday night. Buxton hit his 15th home run of the season in a three-run third ...

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