COVID-19 in Minnesota

Trump in final debate slams pandemic aid as a ‘big bailout’ for blue cities...

WASHINGTON — Asked during Thursday’s final presidential debate about why another round of economic relief hasn’t been approved to aid unemployed Americans and struggling...

Walz tours Oakdale COVID-19 saliva testing lab capable of processing 30,000 samples daily

Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday toured a new COVID-19 saliva testing lab in Oakdale, paid for with $14.6 million in federal CARES Act funding...

Minnesota reports 1,120 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths

Minnesota reported 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, marking nearly two consecutive weeks of daily case counts above 1,000. The state also recorded seven deaths,...

Class action lawsuit seeks end to police sweeps of Minneapolis homeless encampments

A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Monday against the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, local officials and law enforcement on behalf of seven...

GOP lawmakers pledge to return kids to school if they win majorities in Minn....

Republican legislative leaders on Monday pledged to end Gov. Tim Walz’s peacetime emergency declaration, return kids to school and loosen up COVID-19 restrictions if...

MSP Airport approves $15 minimum wage for thousands of workers

The Metropolitan Airports Commission unanimously approved a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday after years of...

Minnesota reports 1,632 new COVID-19 cases; statewide case growth among the nation’s highest

Minnesota reported 1,632 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, following three days of record-high daily case increases. Minnesota's case growth rate as of Friday indicates "unchecked...

Sen. Tina Smith latest candidate to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith is self isolating after a recent exposure with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, Smith announced on Twitter Sunday night.  “I...

How practical wisdom can help us deal with the stress of uncertainty

A version of this article originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. The stress...
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Two Emmer campaign staffers test positive for COVID-19

A pair of campaign workers for U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer tested positive for COVID-19, a campaign spokesperson told the Star Tribune on Monday.  The staffers,...
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