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  • RECREATION: With parks and trails reopening throughout Polk on Friday, reporters talk with people venturing out for exercise and recreation as well as golfers impressed with the condition of greens and fairways at Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
  • SPENDING DECISION: Polk County learned it will get a $126 million federal grant for community COVID-19 expenses. County commissioners decide Tuesday how to spend it. Among options discussed Friday: increase testing and PPE, help small businesses, share with schools.
  • REOPENING TASK FORCE: The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce revealed the names of the 36 people who will serve on the Re-Open Lakeland Task Force advising city commissioners. Included are representatives of business, health care, clergy, minority organizations, education and other fields.