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Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Positive test rate creeps up

MPR News Staff The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests once again crept above 5 percent over the weekend as cases and hospitalizations continued trending upward. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:09 am

Health

Minnesota’s primary election, pandemic edition: How to vote safely in person

By Jiwon Choi Amid the pandemic, a large number of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots through mail-in voting. To date, more than half a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 31, 2020 5:11 pm

News

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: State may ‘dial back’ if case climb continues

MPR News Staff State health officials again ratcheted up the worry that COVID-19 trends in Minnesota are headed the wrong way on Monday, just days ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:50 am

News

Arts board announces simplified grant program for MN artists struggling in COVID-19 economy

By Marianne Combs The Minnesota State Arts Board has approved a trio of new grants meant to help artists and organizations weather the economic turmoil ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:32 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Legislature passes policing bill, ends special session

By Brian Bakst A sweeping proposal to change the culture and oversight of Minnesota law enforcement is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz after ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:34 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Lawmakers: Deal near on police changes

By Brian Bakst and Tim Pugmire Top Minnesota lawmakers said they were on the cusp of a deal on police accountability measures that gained steam ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 20, 2020 1:44 pm

News

Special session enters second week with little accomplished

By Tim Nelson The second special session of summer is entering its second week — and it hasn’t been very eventful so far. No major ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:15 am

News

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: ‘We are at a worrisome point’

MPR News Staff State health officials are cautioning families to make plans in case children’s caregivers fall ill from COVID-19 as the number of cases ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:43 am

News

Sales boom, factory shutdowns leave bikes in short supply

By Emily Bright Sonya Lewis has big plans for when her older son comes to visit. “We’ll have all of our bikes and we’re going ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:01 am

News

Minnesota opens long-term care to visits from outside ‘essential caregivers’

By Peter Cox For the first time since mid-March, outsiders will be allowed into Minnesota’s long-term care homes to visit residents. The Minnesota Department of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:34 pm

Editorials

Other’s opinion: Feeding the hungry a priority as the economy struggles

The Free Press (Mankato) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. As many of us make another shopping list to get groceries, maybe making sure to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:30 am

News

Rochester, Mankato to require masks indoors in fight against COVID-19

By Catharine Richert and Hannah Yang The southern Minnesota cities of Rochester and Mankato approved new mandates Monday that will require people to wear face ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:47 am

News

The activist roots of Minnesota’s food co-ops

By Tom Crann and Kathryn Styer As some people damaged businesses and buildings on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis in the days following the police killing ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:01 am

News

Epic in an epidemic? How to do summer safely in the COVID-19 era

By Sara Porter Summer has arrived in Minnesota. At the same time, the state has been relaxing some of the regulations that were in place ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:01 pm

News

Gov. Walz releases federal coronavirus funding

By David H. Montgomery Local governments around Minnesota will be splitting $841 million in federal aid to help pay for costs incurred by the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:41 pm

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