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Walz extends stay-home order to May 4 amid new virus deaths

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday he is extending Minnesota’s stay-at-home order until May 4, saying the original order has bought the state needed ... Read more

13 hours ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota lawmakers close to deal on insulin affordability

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appeared close to a deal Wednesday on creating a long-waited emergency insulin program for diabetics who can’t afford the drug. ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

All Good Sam caregivers, providers wearing masks

Sanford Health and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society are requiring caregivers and providers to wear surgical facemasks at all times while in clinic and ... Read more

14 hours ago by Submitted.

1st confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Worth County

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Worth County, according to a press release posted on the county’s public health department Facebook page ... Read more

17 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Freeborn County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 17

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Freeborn County continued to rise Wednesday as numbers remained steady in most surrounding counties. According to the Freeborn County Public ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz eyes ‘refined’ stay-home order

Gov. Tim Walz offered a glimmer of hope Tuesday on the arc of COVID-19 cases even as he urged Minnesotans to continue keeping their public ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Health insurance options through MNsure during COVID-19

MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, reminds Minnesotans who have recently lost a job, experienced a reduction in hours or are otherwise uninsured to visit ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue increasing in Freeborn County

Three more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Freeborn County on Tuesday, bringing the total count to 14 cases. Of those cases, one person ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz expects to extend stay-at-home through end of April

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the country but the state must not get complacent, Gov. Walz said Monday, ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 cases rise to 11 in Freeborn County

Cases confirmed in Fountain Centers Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz implores Minnesotans to continue fighting against COVID-19

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz, delivering his second State of the State address via the internet, implored Minnesotans to work together to fight the ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

First COVID-19 case reported in Winnebago County 

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Winnebago County on Monday, according to the Iowa Department of Health.   The person is between the age ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

34% of Minn. COVID-19 cases have happened through community spread

More than 34% of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota have happened as a result of community spread of the virus, according to updated data released Monday ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz: Staying home is the only vaccine we have right now

Gov. Tim Walz used an unusual State of the State address Sunday evening to try to rally Minnesotans beset by both the COVID-19 pandemic and ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

5 additional deaths reported statewide as confirmed cases rise to 935

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 935 across Minnesota on Sunday, and deaths reached 29, according to data reported by the Minnesota Department of Health. ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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