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Following Up articles share stories about local people previously featured in the news.

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Businesses across the river feel financial sting without Canadian shoppers, mayor says

Businesses across the river feel financial sting without Canadian shoppers, mayor says

Sault Michigan Mayor Don Gerrie looks forward to the border reopening
Local hair, beauty sector awaits cautious reopening

Local hair, beauty sector awaits cautious reopening

Especially hard hit has been the industry catering to brides and grooms, many of whom have postponed their weddings due to COVID-19
New local businesses maneuver challenges in the face of COVID-19

New local businesses maneuver challenges in the face of COVID-19

Startups aren't without challenges in normal times, and small businesses are now confronted with many new obstacles in the face of COVID-19
Ill children and their families under extra pressure in the face of coronavirus

Ill children and their families under extra pressure in the face of coronavirus

Karen Lefave, one of the Twinkie Foundation's founders, says COVID-19 has changed medical plans for many families with ill children
COVID-19 a particular challenge for cancer patients needing surgery, says Dr. Willet

COVID-19 a particular challenge for cancer patients needing surgery, says Dr. Willet

SooToday caught up with the former OMA head, who said that while many medical procedures can be done online, some have found themselves with a cancer diagnosis and unable to have the surgery they need
Business of the Year winner sees reason to be optimistic when COVID-19 crisis subsides

Business of the Year winner sees reason to be optimistic when COVID-19 crisis subsides

Jason Naccarato says that while pent up demand may mean a boost for business, some sectors will still be vulnerable
Here's why golf courses are still mowing the grass even while they're closed

Here's why golf courses are still mowing the grass even while they're closed

SooToday checked in with the area's golf courses to see how they are faring amid a pandemic shutdown
Incurable cancer diagnosis hasn't kept local man down

Incurable cancer diagnosis hasn't kept local man down

In this Following Up feature, SooToday checks in with Ralph Petingalo, a local man whose coworkers rallied to raise funds to help with his treatments
Final class comes early for Celia Ross, but more to come says former Algoma U. president

Final class comes early for Celia Ross, but more to come says former Algoma U. president

SooToday catches up with the longtime post-secondary educator on the eve of her retirement and finds her embracing online learning
Gold-medal-winning fighter eager for things to get back to normal

Gold-medal-winning fighter eager for things to get back to normal

After a big win at nationals in November, Cydney Mihell says she isn't letting coronavirus cancellations get her down