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Walz extends stay-home order until May 4 in Minnesota COVID-19 fight

Minnesotans, prepare to continue hunkereing down until May 4. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday extended his stay-at-home order for three weeks, telling Minnesotans to stay...

Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

This story was first published by ProPublica.  In each of the past seven years, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has sought authority to revamp...

Will COVID-19 drive us farther apart, or bring us together?

Since COVID-19 emerged, we’ve become acutely aware of our own social spaces — where we live, how close or far our families and neighbors...

You’ll miss those small businesses when they’re gone, so help them...

After a disaster, when the feds have left town and insurance payments have been made and residents attempt to put their lives back together,...

Gov. Tim Walz thanks Minnesotans for staying home

Gov. Tim Walz gave what was surely the most challenging speech of his political career Sunday, both in the complexity of the message and...

Policy responses to COVID-19 should be rooted in equity

Just a few weeks ago, you might have gone out to dinner with a friend or caught the newest blockbuster at the movie theater....

Congress preps for another round of coronavirus relief; infrastructure may be...

WASHINGTON — Congress is gearing up for additional COVID-19 response legislation that aims to build on the first three relief packages. The next bill could...

What we know — and don’t know — about possible coronavirus...

President Donald Trump’s excitement about decades-old anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19 has touched off widespread interest in the medications, hoarding by some doctors, new...

Among the homeless, you’ll find people more like you than you...

We carelessly attach words to homeless people: panhandler, drunk, lazy bum. At Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish shelters, which have 80 beds in...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...
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