Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 12: 54 p.m.: University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel is going to recommend to the board of regents next week that in-person classes resume for the fall semester, with some changes.
- 11 a.m.: Health officials say 712 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 33 more people have died. For the second day in a row, daily test processing surpasses 10,000.
- 9 a.m.: Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce the state’s next steps in loosening restrictions.
- 8:16 a.m.: J.C. Penney says it’ll close four Minnesota stores amid its first phase of restructruing after declaring bankruptcy.
- 8:14 a.m.:Unemployment in the U.S. declined slightly in May, falling to 13.3% as the economy showed signs of recovering. Some 2.5 million jobs were added last month.
- 5:09 a.m.: Voting by mail could create barriers to voting for Native Americans living on reservations.
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