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Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota governor rolls out COVID-19 data dashboard website

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state government rolled out a new COVID-19 dashboard Friday as a one-stop shop for residents to see the latest data on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Schools likely closed for the year

There’s a “relatively slim” chance of Minnesota school buildings reopening this year, Gov. Tim Walz said, calling it a “heartbreaking” situation for families and students, ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Bad weather, trade wars, keep lid on Minnesota farm income

ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers struggled to make a profit in 2019 as bad weather and trade wars combined to keep a lid on incomes ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Economic fallout mounts along with competition for gear

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz names Ramsey County Judge Frisch to Court of Appeals

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Ramsey County Assistant Chief Judge Jennifer Frisch to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Frisch will fill the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Community transmission biggest cause

As the COVID-19 death toll climbed to 17 and community spread was found to be the primary driver of infections, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from the Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb.  — A survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains is showing more signs of the coronavirus pandemic’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota’s 1st virus cases behind bars show prison risks

MINNEAPOLIS — COVID-19 has reached Minnesota’s prison system, highlighting the health threat to vulnerable inmates and the efforts to reduce the risks via early releases ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Cell phone data shows Minn. is moderate on social distancing

Minnesotans appear to be mediocre in following social distancing guidelines compared to other states, according to one company, which gave the state a “C” grade ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota scrambles to add hospital beds for COVID-19 surge

MINNEAPOLIS — Officials are scrambling to set up 2,750 more hospital beds across Minnesota to handle the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Florida sheriff seeking tips in ‘Tiger King’ mystery

TAMPA, Fla.  — It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Now ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

In these chaotic times, gardening becomes therapy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dig. Plant. Breathe. As spring’s arrival in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with government stay-at-home orders, the itch to get outside has turned ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

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