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Daily COVID-19 cases: New cases reported in area counties; intensive care cases flat

A day after no new COVID-19 cases were reported in most south-central Minnesota counties, new cases were again reported Tuesday. Freeborn County had five new ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Reports.

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

23 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases reported in most area counties

Mower County had the area’s only new lab-confirmed COVID-19 case reported on Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. No new cases were reported ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 519 new cases reported statewide; local counties report new cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 519 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state on Sunday, including counts from the last two days. The new ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

On the frontline

Locals do what they can to keep things moving during pandemic Read more

4 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

Daily COVID-19 update: 423 new cases statewide; area counties see new cases

Minnesota health officials reported 423 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, following a trend of increasing positive case numbers in the state. But trends in daily ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Minnesota officials back mask mandate amid spikes elsewhere

ST. PAUL — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that a spike in ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 13 new deaths reported across the state; area counties see new cases

Minnesota’s COVID-19 toll continued to rise Thursday with 13 more deaths and 500 new cases reported, but trends in intensive care cases still suggest a ... Read more

6 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Inflammatory condition affecting children surfaces in Minnesota

Thirteen Minnesota children have been found to have a worrisome inflammatory condition believed to be related to COVID-19, state officials said Wednesday. Multi-system inflammatory syndrome ... Read more

7 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Pharmaceutical industry sues to block Minnesota insulin law

ST. PAUL — The drug industry is suing to overturn a Minnesota law that took effect Wednesday that requires them to provide emergency and longer-term ... Read more

7 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in Freeborn County

Five new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Freeborn County, according to daily updates from state and local health departments. The county has now ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 3 area counties see new cases

One new lab-confirmed COVID-19 case was reported in Freeborn County on Tuesday, according to the daily update provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Walz: Mask mandate ‘on the table’

A statewide mandate requiring all people to wear masks while in public is “on the table,” Gov. Tim Walz said Monday. While he didn’t give ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: New cases reported in area counties

Two new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Monday, increasing the county’s total cumulative count to 282. The Freeborn County Public Health ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Area counties report new cases; hospitalizations dip below 300 statewide

Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported in Freeborn County on Sunday, increasing the county’s total cumulative cases to 280, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

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