COVID-19 in Minnesota

Minnesota reports 510 new COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths

More than 22,400 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 932 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Wednesday include...

Workers growing concerned about wage theft as bosses struggle with lack of revenue

Workers are increasingly concerned about wage theft and other forms of labor exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the state Department...

Minnesota reports 652 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths

More than 21,900 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 899 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The totals reported Tuesday include...

Sweden and Norway took different approaches to COVID-19; the results are becoming clear

On May 2nd in the Los Angeles Times, Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter wrote a commentary on why her country did...

Librarians, National Guard recruited for states’ new contact tracing armies

As states seek to loosen wide-ranging restrictions imposed to constrain the novel coronavirus, they’re also looking to deploy a huge new fleet of workers...

Minnesota National Guard conducting free COVID-19 testing through Memorial Day weekend

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced free COVID-19 testing at six sites throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota National Guard will be conducting testing for anyone who...

Minn. Senate majority leader criticizes Walz’s church limitations on Fox News

Minnesota state Senate Republicans have become favorite guests of Fox News opinion show host Laura Ingraham.  Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, took...

Minnesota State Fair canceled because of the coronavirus

For the sixth time in the fair’s 161 year history, the Minnesota State Fair is canceled. Minnesota State Fair Manager Jerry Hammer announced the decision...
Priest walks by pews with photos of congregation attached to them.

Living by the law

We have been friends and brothers for some time. Tragically, we came together after the shooting at Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation...

Same food, less fun: Farmers’ markets adjust to coronavirus

On a recent Saturday, customers walked single-file through Mill City Farmers Market, like Catholics in line for communion. If they wanted to purchase something,...
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