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Vaccination pace is slow and steady

As the vaccination process for Covid-19 ramps up in Minnesota, getting a vaccine has almost become a sport for some - as they bounce between various drugstore chain websites, local health care clinics... Full story

 

Covid hits hard at local church

The coronavirus does not discriminate on the basis of sex, politics or religion. Cloquet’s Good Hope Church in Cloquet proved that last month, when Covid-19 spread through its members at a remarkable pace. Pastor Mike Stevens estimated that about... Full story

 

This isn't her first pandemic rodeo

Martha Westlund, age 105, was three years old when the last pandemic hit the world. But she doesn't remember much about the 1918 influenza pandemic, because no one got sick on their isolated farm in... Full story

 

Carlton County cases stay low

Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers increased by 37 cases over the past week, and there have been no new deaths in at least two weeks. As of Feb. 10, Carlton County had seen a cumulative total of 2,946 Covid-19 cases with 43 deaths, according to... Full story

 

Superior rapid test site reopens

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Covid-19 community rapid testing site will reopen Monday, Feb. 15. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services requested that the site open again after closing last month. Minnesota residents may test there.... Full story

 

New treatment offered in Duluth

Essentia Health is offering a new treatment for people diagnosed with mild to moderate Covid-19 who are at high risk for severe complications and hospitalization. The drug, called bamlanivimab, is a monoclonal antibody recently authorized for...

 

Covid vaccinations start reaching older Carlton County residents

Thomson Township resident John Luomala was exceedingly happy to get his Covid-19 vaccination shot from Essentia Healthcare in Duluth last week. From the first recorded call - when he waited 45... Full story

 

Latest Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers

Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers increased by 53 cases over the past week, and there were no new deaths. As of Wednesday, Feb. 3, Carlton County had seen a cumulative total of 2,909 Covid-19... Full story

 

Vaccine Q&A

Q Who’s now eligible to get their vaccines? A While Minnesota continues to work through its highest-priority groups — like front-line health care workers; those directly caring for, and exposed to, Covid-19 patients; residents of long-term care... Full story

 

County offers more grants

Carlton County has been provided nearly $700,000 in Covid-19 relief grant funds from the state to distribute to eligible businesses and nonprofits hurt by the pandemic. Applications and guidelines will be available online (www.co.carlton.mn.us) and... Full story

 

Tiger is positive for Covid virus

A Minnesota tiger was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, based on results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratories. The tiger lives at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Pine County. The sanctuary veterinarian report... Full story

 

Carlton county case numbers

Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers increased by 47 cases over the past week, and there were no new deaths from Jan. 20-27. As of Wednesday, Jan. 27, Carlton County had seen a cumulative total of 2,856 Covid-19 cases with 43 deaths, according to the... Full story

 

Husband, wife die hours apart in virus fight

"You're grounded." That's what Judy Proulx told her 60-something son last week when the thermometer he had purchased for her went on the blink. The impish gesture defined Jim Proulx's mother. "I'm... Full story

 

Downward trend continues locally, in state

Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers increased by 46 cases over the past week, while only one death due to Covid was reported in the county. As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, Carlton County had seen a cumulative total of 2,809 Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths,... Full story

 

On your pets: Covid in pets has become a thing

In March I wrote a column about Covid and our pets. We have learned a lot about Covid-19 in the past nine months and some of the guidance has since changed. Here is what we know now. Over the past few months, some domestic animals, including dogs,... Full story

 

Restaurants, bars hit reset ... again

Loyalty means a lot in the hospitality industry, especially during a pandemic. So does the ability to adapt. At area restaurants that has meant surviving without indoor dining for months at a time,... Full story

 

Hospital lands machine for rapid tests

Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet is now the owner of a rapid testing device which can produce Covid-19 results in approximately an hour. Once a sample is gathered from a patient using a... Full story

 

Blue light displays urged to honor frontline workers

Public health staff from 11 county and tribal public health departments have partnered on an intiative called Project Blue Light to honor frontline workers who have been working to keep the community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the... Full story

 

County creates Covid hotline, messages

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is working with state and federal agencies on vaccine distribution. Residents can call for updates and ask questions at 218-499-6312. A message will share relevant information about the vaccine and an... Full story

 

State launches vaccine dashboard

A public vaccine data dashboard was launched this week to track the progress of Covid-19 vaccine allocation, distribution and administration across Minnesota. The dashboard provides what designers call a “visual and user-friendly way to view key... Full story

 
 By MPR News    COVID-19    January 8, 2021

State closures ease as cases ebb

The state will allow bars and restaurants to offer indoor dining again next week — with limits — and also allow for movie theaters, museums and other entertainment venues to reopen after being closed since mid-November. The new order, announced... Full story

 

Donate blood, get Covid antibody test

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives. This year a donation also comes with an added bonus: the Red Cross is testing blood donations for Covid-19 antibodies. As part of the effort,... Full story

 

MSOP reports third Covid death

On Jan. 1, the Minnesota Sex Offender program reported the third death of a client from Covid-19 at its Moose Lake facility. The prior deaths occurred on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 2020. “We mourn his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to those who... Full story

 

Covid case numbers fall; experts wary of a holiday season bump

Carlton County Covid-19 numbers declined for a fifth week, with an increase of 65 cases between last Tuesday and this Tuesday, and three new deaths from Covid from Dec. 22-29. That's down from a... Full story

 

COVID vaccine makes the rounds

Covid-19 vaccination shots were given Tuesday at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. The first shot was given to Vicki Rostollan, an ICU nurse, above. The shot was given by registered nurse... Full story

 

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