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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

9 mins ago by Sarah Stultz.

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump ... Read more

47 mins ago by Associated Press.

Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives

LONDON — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed ... Read more

49 mins ago by Associated Press.

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

24 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.

Godfather’s in Albert Lea closing

Godfather’s Pizza on Friday announced it has closed its doors in Albert Lea after several decades in the community. Franchise President Brad Price said he ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Small business relief program launches, hits snags

NEW YORK — The federal government’s $349 billion relief program for small businesses got off to a rocky start Friday as hundreds of thousands tried ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

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.

‘It’s still your day’

Couple forced to postpone wedding reception in wake of COVID-19 Read more

2 days ago by Tyler Julson.

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.

District 27A candidate focused on improving area economy

A Hayward man running for the District 27A DFL endorsement said he is concerned about the local economy and would like to run for office ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Change to death certificates could boost COVID-19 counts

With rare exceptions, Minnesota officials have decided against postmortem testing to determine if undiagnosed people who died from severe respiratory problems were infected with COVID-19. That ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Over the hair on their chinny chin chins

The pig and piglet statues in the yard at the corner of Bridge Avenue and Hammer Road don face masks as a nod to the ... Read more

2 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

Recreational fires now allowed

The burning restriction with a variance remains in place, but effective immediately, recreational fires are allowed, the Sheriff’s Office announced Friday afternoon. Recreational fires have ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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