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Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced that she’s lifting “capacity limits” for bars, restaurants, theaters and the like, effective 8 a.m. this Friday. However, she said those businesses must still maintain 6 feet of social distancing between customer groups, and that all businesses must continue...
The challenger in the Chickasaw County Supervisor District 4 Democratic primary extended his lead Monday after the Absentee Ballot Board met and opened three ballots that were received following the June 2 primary. Two of the votes were from District 4, which includes the eastern half of New...
The New Hampton Park Board Wednesday night pushed back a decision on whether or not the city’s pool will open this year. After a discussion of almost 45 minutes, the board decided to wait and see if Gov. Kim Reynolds loosen restrictions when her current COVID-19 emergency proclamation ends on June...
Chickasaw County has recorded its 12th positive test of Coronavirus COVID-19, and the latest case is from the age group of 18 to 40. It marks the fourth positive test announced since last Friday. Nine residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have "recovered" and been removed from Public...
Retired Emergency Management Agency Director Ken Rasing has a lead, but maybe not a victory, when it comes to his Chickasaw County District 4 Democratic primary against incumbent Steve Geerts. Rasing finished Tuesday night with 162 votes while Geerts tallied 159. The rubs are these: A recount will...
Chickasaw County Public Health officials announced Tuesday afternoon that an 11th person has tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. Still, the county’s new Public Health and Homecare Services director said she is pleased that the virus hasn’t spread quickly throughout the county. “We are...
The Chickasaw County Courthouse will reopen Wednesday, but it’s definitely going to be a COVID-19 kind of deal when it comes to the facility in New Hampton. Every office in the courthouse has different rules, and while the building is now open, it won’t be business as normal for at least some time...
On the day in which Chickasaw County reached double digits when it comes to positive tests of Coronavirus COVID-19, Public Health and Homecare Services Director Lisa Welter said the need to social distance is even more important. In a press release Friday, Welter said there are a large number of...
It took a while, but the New Hampton City Council finally approved a project that proponents say will help with water issues on the west side of Mikkelson Park. Council members voted 3-2, with one abstention, last Monday to make storm water improvements in the area of New Hampton’s largest park and...
The New Hampton Park Board Wednesday evening held off a decision on whether or not to open the city’s swimming pool this summer. After a lengthy discussion, board members agreed that they might be willing to open the pool on July 1, if Gov. Kim Reynolds allows “open swimming.” As of now, pools can...

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