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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...

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...

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are pressing the Trump administration to freeze pending...

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...

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...

COVID-19 could make it harder for census to count the already...

Minnesota officials fear COVID-19 restrictions could pose a challenge reaching already undercounted populations for the decennial census.  Counting every single Minnesotan has major ramifications for...

St. Louis Park health care worker: “We don’t have any tests”

Brianne Bernini, an emergency department technician at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park was told when she arrived at work last Thursday...

‘Essential’ construction continues on luxury apartments, even during stay-at-home order

Visit nearly any construction site in Minnesota, and you wouldn’t know the state is in its most severe lockdown in history to prevent the...

Walz’s surprising but important ally in COVID fight: Republican lawmakers

Rush Limbaugh questioned the credentials and expertise of federal health officials Friday, even suggesting they are part of “the deep state” of government bureaucrats...

Indian Country leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020...

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders throughout...

Minnesota lawmakers approve $330 million COVID-19 package on eve of stay-home...

Minnesota lawmakers gathered under extraordinary conditions Thursday to swiftly approve a $330 million COVID-19 emergency response package, a day before the state’s 5.6 million...

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...

Your questions on the Minnesota stay-at-home order answered

Why again are we doing this? Gov. Tim Walz warned that if the state did nothing to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections, Minnesota’s death...

Minnesotans ordered to stay home until April 10; Walz extends closure...

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesotans to stay home for two weeks except for essential activities and outdoor exercise starting Friday night at...

Daily COVID-19 tracker: Confirmed cases, testing, layoffs, executive orders

Minnesota has identified 789 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the state's first case was reported March 6. More than 150 patients have been hospitalized,...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota health officials push critical information to non-English...

Abdi Mahamud looked all the part of a news anchor on a recent Saturday as he rehearsed his lines from a teleprompter in a...

Gov. Walz suspends evictions as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday ordered a statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the peacetime emergency to help curb the spread of...

Spread the word: Here are resources to help you through COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and worldwide has disrupted daily life from work to school and travel. The Reformer has compiled a list...

Who can cancel evictions amid the COVID-19 outbreak?

Cities and states across the country, including Minnesota, have temporarily halted evictions as health officials urge people to stay home to slow the spread...

The COVID-19 pandemic could be ‘devastating’ in rural areas

The COVID-19 pandemic is not hitting greater Minnesota as early or as hard as the metro yet, but rural health care systems may be...
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