After dodging the worst of COVID-19, rural areas of Minnesota are 'lit up with cases'
Rates there now rising faster than in metro
October 26, 2020
LA CRESCENT, MINN. – Juggling waitressing and motherhood one morning last week at Kaddy's Kafe, Amy Jore had one eye on her customers and another on her 10-year-old son, Henry, as he tackled his homework in the restaurant's storeroom.
It's a balancing act forced on Jore by COVID-19, which is rapidly spreading across the countryside near this southeastern Minnesota river town and which prompted the temporary closing of Henry's school.
"My main concern is the lack of control we have as people of the community, and the lack of protection I can provide for my family," Jore said. "This has had an impact on my family - financially, mentally, emotionally."