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MDH: 'COVID Fatigue' Driving Up New Minnesota Infections“The decision to not stay home when you're ill, to not get tested, to go to a gathering, not wear a mask isn't just about you. It's about the entire state and the next few months we're going to have,” MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said.
MAD DADS Nat'l President VJ Smith Released From Hospital After COVID Battle“Mask up, wash your hands. It’s extra stuff, but we got to do it, because we got to live,” VJ Smith said.
State's 5th Free Saliva Testing Site To Open In MankatoState officials say the state's fifth free saliva COVID-19 testing site will open Friday in Mankato.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports Largest Spike In Daily COVID-19 Deaths Since MayMinnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 1,082 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths -- the largest spike in daily deaths seen since late May.
Salvation Army: 20 Who Went To Northern Minnesota Event Test Positive For COVID-19The Salvation Army says 20 of its staff members from Minnesota and North Dakota tested positive for the coronavirus after 62 people attended a recent conference in northern Minnesota.
Wife Of TSA Screener Who Died Of COVID Urges People To 'Take This Seriously'“We were supposed to get old together. We were supposed to have a 50th wedding anniversary, and we’re supposed to be one of those cute, little old couples that still hold hands and walk around the street,” Terra Girard said. “People have to take this seriously.”
The Purple Onion Permanently Closes After Decades In DinkytownAfter decades in Dinkytown, the Purple Onion is closed.
Mayo Clinic's Sprint To Develop A COVID VaccineIt’s a sprint to the finish line for Mayo Clinic researchers developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sen. Tina Smith Tests Negative For COVID After Skipping Rep. Elizabeth Warren's Minn. EventJason Lewis, Sen. Tina Smith's challenger, said there's a double-standard for Republicans and Democrats over COVID-19 rules.
MDH Expects 60K COVID Tests A Day Once New Saliva Testing Sites Start To Open"If we could start by just getting on the same page with masking and social distancing, I think that would really go a long way," MDH's Kris Ehresmann said.
As Temperatures Drop, Advocates Work To Get COVID-Weary People Experiencing Homelessness Into SheltersShelters and housing advocates in the Twin Cities are preparing for the drop in temperatures coming this week.
Rep. Dean Phillips On $1.5T Stimulus Package: 'It Is A Bill That Could Pass'Will most Americans be getting another stimulus check before the end of the year? Right now it looks doubtful.