Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

The big one

COVID-19 dominates headlines in 2020

With more than 300,000 Americans dead and millions sickened, there's no denying the biggest story of 2020.

The first local COVID-19 story to grace the pages of the Sentinel-News ran in the March 5 edition. Eventually, the virus shut down schools, canceled countless events and affected local residents in numerous ways, be they personally, economically or otherwise.

The following timeline focuses on some of the biggest local headlines from the pandemic during the last nine months.

• 'Prepping for an outbreak' – March 5

In the first COVID-19 story featured in the Sentinel-News, local public healt...