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As we turn the calendar to March, we are approaching the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Carver County. The county confirmed its first case of COVID on March 8, 2020, and it is hard to believe how much COVID has impacted our lives since then.

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Even after the pandemic began in March, no one could have predicted then just how much our lives would be affected and uprooted by the events of this year in ways unique to each of us. And though there is hopeful news of a vaccine, this winter will still see of the many of the same restricti…

Happy Thanksgiving! I know this won’t be a normal Thanksgiving because of COVID. While it might be difficult to gather like we typically do, I hope you get the chance to catch up with your family and friends. Whether you are meeting up virtually or in-person, I hope you stay healthy and safe.

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Scott County’s COVID-19 positivity and case rates continue to rise, and health officials anticipate another surge after Thanksgiving despite statewide strain on the hospital system.

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I’ve been kind of not paying a lot of attention to the County Board lately — at least until this election came up. The thing that jumps out at me now is how few challengers there are for board seats. Usually, good-paying jobs with little or no qualifications required will draw tons of applications.