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News

Minnesota food shelves, already busy, brace for bigger demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge demand for free or reduced-cost food across the state as Minnesotans have lost jobs and children missed out on ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:04 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations increase statewide; new cases reported in area counties

The state Health Department on Tuesday reported three more deaths from COVID-19 along with a significant rise in the number of people currently hospitalized. Officials ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:47 am

News

St. Cloud to consider mask requirement

St. Cloud officials will consider Monday night whether to join the growing number of Minnesota cities mandating the use of masks to prevent the spread ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 20, 2020 8:45 am

Business

Some Minnesota employers happy to see extra jobless benefits end

Wade Karnes is frustrated. He runs two small businesses in northern Minnesota and can't fill open jobs, even though unemployment is at near record highs. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 20, 2020 8:41 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: New confirmed cases decrease statewide; hospitalizations increase

The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota dropped on Saturday even as the number of completed tests increased to one of the highest ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:28 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Don’t let COVID-19 stop your vote. Here’s how to vote by mail in Minnesota

By Jiwon Choi and Cody Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for the 2020 election, creating nationwide declines in voter ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42 am

Health Updates

State officials: ‘We are at a worrisome point’

State health officials are cautioning families to make plans in case children’s caregivers fall ill from COVID-19 as the number of cases continues to climbing, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:22 am

Health Updates

3M developing paper-based coronavirus test that could give results in minutes

By Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News Maplewood-based 3M says it is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a point-of-care test for the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:39 am

News

Second special session starts without deal on to-do list

After an acrimonious end to a first special session, the Minnesota Legislature returns Monday for another try. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 13, 2020 8:35 am

Health Updates

With mandate possible, here’s what to know about masks

Some retailers and medical groups have been urging Gov. Tim Walz to mandate mask-wearing in public situations where social distancing isn’t possible, and a decision ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 13, 2020 8:33 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 715 new cases, 3 new deaths statewide

Minnesota health officials reported another 715 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state on Sunday, as the state’s death toll passed 1,500 since the pandemic started. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:57 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: More than 800 new cases reported in state

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota jumped by more than 800 on Saturday — the biggest single-day increase in seven weeks. Saturday’s update ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:48 pm

Health Updates

State opens long-term care to visits from outside ‘essential caregivers’ after COVID-19 restrictions

For the first time since mid-March, outsiders will be allowed into Minnesota’s long-term care homes to visit residents. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 10, 2020 1:32 pm

News

Guard mobilized quickly, adjusted on fly for Floyd unrest

It was the Minnesota National Guard’s largest deployment since World War II, and it occurred with remarkable speed and, fortunately, few injuries or incidents. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:51 am

Health Updates

Rochester, Mankato to require masks indoors in fight against COVID-19

The southern Minnesota cities of Rochester and Mankato approved new mandates Monday that will require people to wear face masks indoors out in public, in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:47 am

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