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Area schools starting to see fewer sick kids

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Area school officials are optimistic that the peak of student absences due to illness is nearing, if not already passed.

Park Rapids district nurse Marianne Gilbertson said a week ago there were a lot of absences and she thought things had peaked.


"But with this virus, we just can't tell," she said.

By mid-week, there were again a number of absences, although Gilbertson said she didn't have exact numbers.

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