COVID-19 in Minnesota

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis creates $5 million COVID-19 relief fund available to undocumented residents

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday he will use his emergency powers to create a $5 million forgivable loan program to help renters and...

Minneapolis closes all beaches and pools for the summer

All Minneapolis public beaches and pools will be closed for the entire summer in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Restrooms and drinking...

Minnesota undocumented population fears being overlooked in COVID-19 response

Minnesota’s population of nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants — mostly Latino and from Mexico and Central America — is anxiously bracing for the economic and...

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

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...

Attorney General Keith Ellison to Trump Administration: Quit it with regulatory rollbacks during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are pressing the Trump administration to freeze pending...
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State lawmakers propose $100M renter bailout as unemployment soars

Rent is due today for the first time since more than 270,000 Minnesotans lost their jobs because of COVID-19, many of them in low-paying...

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

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...

More than 150,000 Minnesota households don’t have broadband access

More than 150,000 Minnesota households don’t have access to high-speed broadband internet, a longstanding disparity that experts say is even more troubling now that residents...

Sleep Number stores are ‘essential’; furniture stores are not

Sleep Number stores across Minnesota will remain open during the stay-at-home period aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 even as furniture stores have...

Gazelka criticizes state hotline asking Minnesotans to report violations of stay-home order

Minnesota’s top elected Republican said Tuesday he wants Gov. Tim Walz to take down a COVID-19 hotline, which he said is a way for...
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