Do you have a question about COVID-19? Local health officials have put together hotlines that the community can call with questions related to the new coronavirus and learn more about available resources.
Skiing and snowboarding are said to be great cardiovascular exercise that can help burn calories and help you lose weight. Experts say it also strengthens your lower body muscles, improves flexibility, engages core muscles and boosts your mood!
Life 97.3, a local Christian radio station, is collecting Notes of Hope for seniors. People can drop off or mail handmade cards or notes to the Life 97.3 Ministry Center on Central Entrance. They will be sent to Northland assisted living facilities.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Duluth is collecting donations for an online auction that will be held to support one of their youth members, 13-year-old Anders Breidenbach, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in February 2020.
A former Duluth government teacher and popular Instagrammer, Sharon McMahon, is encouraging her followers to send thank you notes to the crews cleaning up the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 insurrection. Mailing addresses are at WDIO.com.
More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot are being recalled after reports that the blades fell off while spinning, hitting people and causing property damage. More information is available at www.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall.htm.
Minnesota is beginning a new at-home saliva test pilot program for COVID-19 in some rural areas. Northland locations that are part of the program include Aitkin, Beltrami, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, and Pine counties, as well as the Red Lake Nation.
The Senate intelligence committee has concluded that the Kremlin launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest. The Republican-led panel's report says interference in the election is indisputable.
A weekly update shows drought conditions have worsened in parts of the Northland, though the report is based on data gathered before Wednesday night's storms. The U.S. Drought Monitor says there is a severe drought in parts of St. Louis and Carlton counties.