Daily Archives: April 22, 2021


Situation Update for Thursday, April 22

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,973 new COVID-19 cases today and ten new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 562,420 and the death toll to 7,054. Five of today’s newly reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,343 deaths in these types of facilities. Today’s…


Park Rapids FFA chartered at 92nd convention

Minnesota’s virtual FFA convention included the chartering of nine new FFA chapters, including one in Park Rapids. Future Farmers of America is a national organization developing students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education with more than 700,000 members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands….


NTC pilots “simSchool” for future early childhood educators

Northwest Technical College is among the first in the Minnesota State system to use virtual technology for field experience opportunities. NTC is one of three institutions in the system to pilot an internet-based classroom simulation program for future early childhood educators. Through a $10,000 Minnesota State Educational Innovations grant, these colleges invested in simSchool, a…


U of M researchers pilot CWD field test

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new field test for chronic wasting disease. The team reported its findings in southeast Minnesota last month, making them the first-ever scientists to successfully deploy a CWD field test.  Researchers say the test is cheaper and produces quicker results. The U of M scientists are investigating several new…

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