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News

Walz signs public works bill into law

Gov. Tim Walz signed a massive public works bill into law Wednesday that he said will improve Minnesota’s infrastructure and ensure construction crews are kept ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Defense attorney argues anew to move trial of ex-officers in George Floyd’s killing

The defense attorney for one of the former police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing is arguing that the trial should be moved from Minneapolis ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:45 am

Elections & Campaigns

Republicans pledge to lift COVID restrictions if elected

Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are pledging to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, churches and schools if they’re put in charge next year. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:01 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Campaign cash piles up in final stretch

Minnesota’s congressional candidates have millions of dollars to spend in the campaign’s final weeks — though some candidates have more money on hand than others. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:57 pm

News

Amid pandemic, Minnesota snowbirds wonder whether to stay put or go south

For the last decade, Jerry Ellis and his wife Judy have migrated south for the winter. But concerns over contracting the coronavirus have left them ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:01 pm

News

House passes $1.8 billion public works borrowing bill

After months of stalemate, the Minnesota House on Wednesday night passed a $1.8 billion package of construction projects that would be funded mostly by the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:24 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Highest death count in months; 1,200 new cases

Minnesota’s latest COVID-19 data continues to show the state’s numbers headed in the wrong direction. The Health Department Wednesday reported more than 1,200 newly confirmed ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:04 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: New cases, hospitalizations climb

Minnesota’s steep climb in COVID-19 cases continues, with the Health Department on Monday reporting nearly 1,200 newly confirmed infections. Hospitalizations are approaching record levels in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, October 12, 2020 1:37 pm

News

Legislature squeezes in one more session before election

A record fifth special session this year gavels in Monday at Minnesota’s Capitol, representing the last chance for lawmakers to approve a public construction package ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, October 12, 2020 7:07 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Fourth straight day with 1,000+ new cases

Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota remained above 1,000 for a fourth straight day in Sunday’s update from the state health department, with another 10 ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:54 am

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota absentee voting on record-setting pace

More than 635,000 Minnesotans have already voted in November’s election — with just over three weeks to go until Election Day. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:37 pm

News

Race against the fall color clock: Over half of Minnesota already at or past peak

Ticktock. And no, we’re not talking about TikTok. We’re talking about fall colors, which have officially hit their peak across stretches of central and north-central Minnesota, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 9, 2020 4:57 am

News

Minnesota officials allow larger dining groups in restaurants, as COVID cases continue to rise

"Our epidemiologists and our health department looked at this. They said this isn't one of those things that we think is going to make a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:12 pm

Health Updates

Hospitalization data change draws questions

A recent change to the COVID-19 data reported by the Minnesota Department of Health is drawing fire from Republican lawmakers. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:30 am

Health Updates

Trump visits yield no positive tests so far in Minnesota

In light of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, state officials on Friday warned that people who attended the president’s recent Minnesota events might be infectious without ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:03 am

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