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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Friday, President Trump labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential.” He is calling on governors nationwide to allow them to reopen this weekend — or threatening to override their authority and do so himself.

Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 8:36 p.m.: Mayor Frey and Mayor Carter release joint statement disagreeing with Walz executive order, urging worshipers to continue attending virtual services rather than in-person services.
  • 6:46 p.m.: The Muslim American Society of Minnesota decided they will not reopen Islamic centers and masjids in the state.
  • 4:00 p.m.: Reports show Wisconsin has 481 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 14,877, and an additional 11 deaths, for a total of 507.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate lists stadium on Airbnb for nightly rentals.
  • 2:30 p.m.: The NBA tweeted that it is exploring the possibility of resuming its 2019-2020 season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.
  • 2 p.m.: Gov. Tim Walz will soon allow places of worship to reopen under new guidance from the CDC.
  • 11:45 a.m.: Gov. Tim Walz will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. to discuss Minnesota’s response to COVID-19.
  • 11 a.m.: State health officials report 847 new COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, along with 10 more coronavirus-related deaths.
  • 8 a.m.: The Minnesota National Guard has started testing Minnesotans for COVID-19, today through Monday, at six locations across Minnesota.
  • Yesterday: Click here to read about the top stories from Friday.

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