Minnesota News

Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: 52 new cases, 4 dead, more expected

Mar 27, 2020

“I know there will be more deaths,” Gov. Tim Walz told reporters Friday, calling it "agonzing." All four who’ve died in Minnesota were in their 80s; three had been living in group care facilities.

Thinking of heading to a cabin to wait out the coronavirus? Here are a few things to consider

Mar 27, 2020

With the state under a two-week stay-at-home order starting at midnight Friday, people with the option might be thinking of packing up and heading out of town for the next few weeks. But state officials ask that you consider that decision carefully.

Trump: Governors should be 'appreciative' of federal coronavirus efforts

Mar 27, 2020

President Trump indicated there would be an announcement about deals to make more ventilators, masks and other equipment. The news conference is scheduled to begin shortly. Watch it live.

Red Cross alerts donors in Minneapolis of possible coronavirus exposure

Mar 26, 2020

The American Red Cross Minnesota said two of its Minneapolis Blood Donation Center employees became ill with coronavirus symptoms and that it has notified 19 donors they may have been exposed to the virus.

4 dead aboard cruise ship with COVID-19 cases

Mar 27, 2020

More than 140 others are sick aboard a cruise ship holding off the coast of Panama. The cruise line Holland America wants to move the ill coronavirus patients to the United States.

States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them?

Mar 27, 2020

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire have temporarily ordered the use of disposable bags in stores around their states as a way to tamp down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. And grocery stores around the country, including some in Minne…

Musicians move their shows online, but it's not a living

Mar 27, 2020

In the days since Minnesota bars and concert halls and other performance venues were ordered to close, many artists have moved their shows online. They offer livestreamed house concerts, pop-up performances and other opportunities for people to enjoy thei…

In the midst of a pandemic, in-home care providers face new challenges, stresses

Mar 27, 2020

Among the people who are still allowed to go to work during the coronavirus pandemic are personal care assistants and other in-home helpers. They provide essential living services to people who are elderly or who have disabilities. But the virus has creat…

Daily dose of sweetness: Golden Valley neighbors find a well-spaced walk works wonders

Mar 26, 2020

From acts of kindness and sweet gestures to inspirational signs, here are some of the ways Minnesotans are lifting one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

Minnesota schools are closed until early May: Here are 9 things you need to know

Mar 26, 2020

Starting Monday, teachers will activate their “distance learning” plans — teaching their K-12 students who are at home, regardless if those children have access to the internet or a computer. The state is ordering Minnesota schools to remain closed throug…