Coronavirus

First coronavirus case confirmed in Minnesota from person who traveled on cruise with COVID-19

BY: - March 6, 2020

Minnesota health officials on Friday announced the state’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  The patient is an older adult resident of Ramsey County who recently traveled on a cruise ship with a known case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The individual began experiencing symptoms on Feb. 25 and sought medical […]

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Daily Reformer: The economic and political effects of coronavirus are coming

BY: - March 5, 2020

With Super Tuesday over we turn our attention to the most important event happening in American politics: COVID-19. The reason I say that is because of its economic effects, which are already massive, and we haven’t even felt the brunt of it yet.  The Wall Street Journal details how “the carefully calibrated logistics of global […]

Minnesota lawmaker proposes $5 million for state coronavirus response

BY: - February 26, 2020

The spread of coronavirus around the world is prompting a state legislative response as health officials warn it’s a question of when — not if — the virus will reach Minnesota. State Sen. Jerry Relph, R-St. Cloud, announced Wednesday he would introduce legislation to immediately provide $5 million for the state’s public health response emergency […]