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Confirmed cases still rising in south-central Minnesota

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise Saturday across south-central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are now 10 positive cases of ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Mayo Clinic Health System modifies clinic hours

To meet evolving patient needs, Mayo Clinic Health System has launched several new services, including drive-thru testing for COVID-19, curbside pharmacy and medical equipment pickup, ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Mayo Clinic reviewing plans for use of hospitals in event of surge

Mayo Clinic Health System officials are planning how to best utilize Mayo facilities in the region in the event of a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz rolls out COVID-19 state data dashboard

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state government rolled out a new COVID-19 dashboard Friday as a one-stop shop for residents to see the latest data on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Freeborn County COVID-19 cases increase 3rd day in a row

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County is continuing to rise, according to the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday. The department’s daily ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota health plans agree to cover more COVID-19 costs

MINNEAPOLIS — Many Minnesotans won’t need to pay out of pocket if they need treatment for COVID-19, and the state will start releasing the names ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Tips to be healthy in a pandemic

Dietitian emphasizes the importance of maintaining a routine, regular exercise Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Additional COVID-19 cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by three on Wednesday, bringing the total count to five in the county, according to information released Thursday ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

CARROLLTON, Ala. — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Providing a gesture of hope

Local business owner establishes cabinet with food for people in need Read more

4 days ago by Tyler Julson.

First responders implement extra safety measures during pandemic

Area emergency workers are taking extra precautions when responding to calls where there could be a risk of coming in contact with COVID-19. Mayo Clinic ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Mayo Clinic begins curbside pickup for prescriptions, supplies

To improve service for all patients and to adhere to social distancing requirements, several Mayo Clinic pharmacies and Mayo Clinic stores are now offering curbside ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Honoring those in health care

Chalk messages of thanks and encouragement were left in front of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, according to a press release. Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

2 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County has two confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday. The first case is a person in their ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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