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Sen. Smith introduces legislation to assist childcare providers

Minnesota’s Senator Tina Smith recently introduced bipartisan legislation to assist child care providers. The legislation includes provisions such as improving air filtration systems, reimbursing sanitizing costs, as well as hazard pay for employees. The region, state and nation is facing a childcare shortage. Last year, Beltrami County had 226 infant slots in daycares, and Sanford…

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County board discusses CARES Act, Census in meeting

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners discussed CARES Act funding distribution during their work session Tuesday. According to Administrator Kay Mack, the county received over $5.86 million in funding from the federal CARES Act, which must be used for qualified expenditures related to COVID-19. The county plans to remodel some of their facilities to allow…

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