06/08/2020 Mayor’s Message


  • This week the Corona Virus took a little “run” at us.  So as of Sunday’s report, we have had nine positive tests in Barnes County. 
  • As a whole, you people have been doing a great job with your social distancing, way-to-go. J While many of us are pretty careful just because we are older and in higher risk categories, I implore you younger folks to be a bit more careful as the 20 – 40 year olds have the greatest number of positive tests followed closely by the 40 – 50 year olds.  Please be careful out there as with the greater freedoms, we need to make better decisions to remain safe.
  • Today there was a Black Lives Matter Protest in City Park and a march around town.  Kudos to all involved as the program was well organized, heartfelt and peaceful.  I counted over 100 people, young and old in attendance. 
  • There are many individuals out there who are hurting from persecution in one form or another.  From a personal standpoint I need to become better informed. 
  • Cody, one of our Police Officers said, I’ll paraphrase, “We are here for you; communication, let’s get started”.  Wow, a few words making a powerful statement; thank you. 
  • I am grateful to our local law enforcement people for working with organizers helping to ensure all could run smoothly.
  • “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”     (Benjamin Franklin)

Blessings, Pray and Be Safe,

Dave Carlsrud

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