The National Media continues its focus on Lake of the Ozarks.

One local mayor answered questions from CBS News this week.

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Lake Ozark mayor Gerry Murawski tells KRMS News the interview was not an accusation.

He says many of the major websites like TMZ are a big reason why there are so many tourists coming to the Lake.

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Entertainment website TMZ has run two stories about Lake Area hot spots since late May that accuse some local businesses of failing to follow social distancing guidelines.

Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms won re-election on Tuesday and he gives some of the credit to CNN.

Helms went toe-to-toe with Don Lemon after Memorial Day when the network questioned the Lake Area’s response to COVID-19.

Since the start of the year, there have been over 9 Million visitors from all across the United States in the Lake area.