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Health Updates

State releases new COVID-19 guidance to allow more visitors in long-term care

After months of strictly limited visitation policies, Minnesota's long-term care facilities will soon be allowed to cautiously open their doors a little wider — but ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:36 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Voters get their chance to weigh in Tuesday in Minnesota’s primary

An election and another special session are on tap for this week.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:46 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: State sees record daily number of new cases; 1 new case reported in Freeborn County

Minnesota health officials reported a daily record for new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the 924 additional confirmed cases pushing the statewide total past 60,000. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:42 pm

Health Updates

STDs on the rise in Minnesota

State health officials are concerned about an increase in cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea among Minnesotans. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:00 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Investigation launched into leaked Floyd bodycam video

Authorities in Hennepin County are investigating how officer body camera video of George Floyd’s final moments was leaked to a British tabloid after the newspaper ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:19 am

News

Opponents of statewide mask mandate rally at Minnesota Capitol

A week after Minnesota's face mask mandate took effect, opponents gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol on Saturday to criticize Gov. Tim Walz's ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:54 pm

Education

Walz’s schools plan stresses in-classroom teaching, flexibility to shift

Gov. Tim Walz is calling for public school leaders to make staff and student health their top priorities and, essentially, do the best they can ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Statewide hospitalizations dip slightly; area counties report new cases

Minnesota’s upswing in new COVID-19 cases continued Thursday with 745 new confirmed cases, although a recent jump in hospitalizations for the disease has paused. The ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:47 am

Education

Minnesota officials to announce fall school plans

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday is expected to give districts and charter schools guidance on the upcoming school year to help them make decisions on ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:25 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations in Minnesota again pass 300; new cases reported in 3 area counties

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to climb Wednesday as the Health Department reported 310 people now hospitalized in Minnesota, including 143 needing intensive care. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Warrant: White supremacist instigated looting at George Floyd protest

By Cody Nelson and Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio News An alleged white supremacist instigated an initial round of destruction in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:57 am

Health Updates

State may ‘dial back’ if case climb continues

State health officials again ratcheted up the worry that COVID-19 trends in Minnesota are headed the wrong way on Monday, just days before Gov. Tim ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:14 am

Health Updates

2 more COVID-19 deaths; 650 new cases

Minnesota Health Department data on COVID-19 remains a mixed bag of hope and worry, with daily death counts staying in single digits even as the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 27, 2020 11:33 am

News

Torrential rain causes flooding in south-central Minnesota

Heavy rain that started Saturday evening in south-central Minnesota continued through the night, adding up to more than a half-foot by Sunday morning in some ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:01 am

News

Capitol fence to go soon; Columbus statue to stay in storage

Security fencing around Minnesota’s Capitol is on the verge of coming down, but the displaced statue of Christopher Columbus won’t be going back up anytime ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 24, 2020 9:16 am

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