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Small-town Minnesota practices social distancing, but it's hard to do


March 25, 2020


Michael Sauser, whose family has run Sauser's Hardware since 1909, says a run on chest freezers and household supplies has contributed to unseasonably strong traffic in his store. ] MARK VANCLEAVE ¥ Pine County has no reported cases of COVID-19 but restaurants are shuttered and residents are bracing for the inevitable. Photographed Monday, March 23, 2020 in Pine City.

PINE CITY, MINN. – Inside the narrow aisles of the 111-year-old local hardware store here, where most everyone knows most everyone else, it feels extra strange for residents to stay 6 feet away from beloved neighbors and friends.

Sometimes, people catch themselves acting outside of pandemic recommendations.


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