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Independent forecast projects Minnesota to hit COVID-19 peak by mid-April

Independent health researchers are predicting the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota to take place in three weeks with peak resources expected to be ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota death toll increases to 12; 26 are in ICU with coronavirus

Twelve people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, up from 10 reported on Monday, while the number of cases in the state since the pandemic ... Read more

22 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Gun sales sour amid coronavirus outbreak

Spikes in gun sales typically follow mass shootings or the elections of presidents who are Democrats, as gun owners fear government restrictions on future firearms ... Read more

22 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Rural Finance Authority funding to allow COVID-19 response

Assistance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Rural Finance Authority will be available to help farmers whose operations are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

Social Security benefits will be paid on time

Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, reminded the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments will continue to be paid on time ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

MDA services continued during COVID-19 pandemic

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is continuing inspection services during Gov. Tim Walz’s two-week stay at home executive order and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

Building demolition will delay detours near Claremont

Construction crews are expected to begin demolition of buildings and removal April 6 as part of the expansion of Highway 14 between Dodge Center and ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

DEED announces small business loan programs

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the Minnesota small business loan guarantee program, which was approved by the Minnesota Legislature last week, ... Read more

22 hours ago by Submitted.

The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the ... Read more

23 hours ago by Associated Press.

Students resume studies via distance learning

COVID-19 cases rise to 576 Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

DPS-DVS offices statewide closing for two weeks

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division closed all exam stations statewide to follow Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order for Minnesotans ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz directs COVID-19 strategy while on quarantine

By Brian Bakst, Minnesota Public Radio News   Gov. Tim Walz entered his second week of self-quarantine Monday, which has left him to direct Minnesota’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

10 deaths now reported from COVID-19 in Minnesota

One more person has died in Minnesota from COVID-19, bringing the total deaths in the state up to 10, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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