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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths near 1,000; new cases reported in area

Minnesota saw its largest increase in single-day deaths thus far in the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, according to data released from the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

24 hours ago by Staff Reports.

US virus deaths top 100,000, caseloads rise in India, Russia

MOSCOW — As the United States crossed a somber landmark of 100,000 coronavirus cases, India registered record numbers Thursday while Russia continued to swiftly ease ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market

By Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio News In March, David Doherty lost his job — and employer-paid health insurance — with Caliber Collision, an auto ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Daily COVID-19 update: No new cases in Faribault, Freeborn, Waseca counties

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Faribault, Freeborn or Waseca counties on Wednesday in the daily Minnesota Department of Health update. Mower County had ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health concerns and conditions in the community, according to a press release. During ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 ICU cases hit new high in Minnesota

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll continued its grim ascent Tuesday as the state Health Department reported 899 people have died from the disease, up 18 from ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Area counties see additional COVID-19 cases

Area counties saw continued new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to daily updates from the Minnesota Department of Health. Freeborn County had four new ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Mower County sees another day of large growth in COVID-19 cases

Mower County reported 39 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The county’s total case count has grown by ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Confirmed cases climb past 20,000 in Minnesota

As crowds lined up for a second day of free COVID-19 testing at six National Guard armories around Minnesota on Sunday, the state saw its number of ... Read more

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

More than 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County for 2nd day in a row

Mower County reported more than 20 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday for a second day in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Goyal: ‘Masks, social distancing necessary as state reopens’

With the state starting to lift restrictions on businesses, health care professionals are urging people to continue practicing appropriate measures to prevent the spread of ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Area counties see continued new COVID-19 cases

Two area counties saw large increases in reported COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The health department said Mower County ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths pass 800; local cases continue to rise

COVID-19 deaths across Minnesota passed 800 Thursday with the highest number of deaths reported thus far in a single day during the pandemic. According to ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

Area counties see new COVID-19 cases; one county sees its first death

Several area counties saw increased lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, and one county saw its first death, according to data released from the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

People hospitalized with COVID-19 in Freeborn County ranged in ages

The Freeborn County Public Health Department released more information Tuesday about the ages of the people from the county who have been hospitalized because of ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

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