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Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports Surge In Smokers Signing Up To Quit Due To COVID-19 DangersMinnesota health officials say they've never seen so many people in the state sign up to quit smoking and vaping due to COVID-19 dangers.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Working From Home? Here's How To Get Better WifiFrom working from home to distance learning, our internet service is being tested like never before. 
Virtual Wordplay: The Loft's Virtual Book FestivalThis virtual book festival aims to reconnect readers, writers and great books. It'll run April 7 through May 9 with a rolling schedule of events coming out each week.
Paws Abilities Dog Training Expands Online Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Olympian Jessie Diggins To Hold Virtual Live Talk & Workout
What Is Hydroxychloroquine?President Trump has said the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine “could be a game-changer” in the fight against COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Pikup App Helps Communities Minimize Trips To StoresA former University of Minnesota student has developed an app which is helping protect people from COVID-19 exposure.
Nice Ride Returns To MinneapolisLyft and Nice Ride are launching a program to give critical healthcare workers free 30-day bikeshare memberships; starting today and continuing through May 6.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Minneapolis And St. Paul School Districts Return From Spring Break To Distance LearningMPS is also offering free meals to children in need. They do not have to go to school in Minneapolis to be eligible.
Survey Finds About 1 In 5 Feel Comfortable With Non-Essential Travelling In 2021Forty-one percent said contracting COVID-19 was their main fear, followed by spreading the virus to family and friends.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Ways To Keep Calm Among Rising Pandemic AnxietyUnder a stay-at-home order, many therapists are switching to teletherapy, where they make connections and provide guidance over video chat or phone.
How To Make Your Own Protective Face Mask
Italian Eatery Sells T-Shirts To Raise Funds For EmployeesTwin Cities restaurant is finding a unique way to support its employees while dining-in is on hold.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Families Concerned As COVID-19 Creeps Into Senior Care FacilitiesSo far, at least one resident or staff member has tested positive at 47 care facilities across Minnesota, and there have been 13 deaths from the virus being associated with congregate care.
CDC Recommends Everyone Wear Fabric Masks In Public, Learn How To Make Your OwnOn Friday, the CDC recommended everyone wears fabric face masks in public settings, especially grocery stores and pharmacies, where significant community-based transmission can occur.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links: April 4, 2020Here are links for everything Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak covered on WCCO Saturday Morning.
Twin Cities Emergency Rooms Seeing Drastic Drop In Non-COVID-19 PatientsSome Minnesota hospitals worry Minnesotans feel forced to stay away if they have a medical emergency unrelated to COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Twin Cities Nurse Shares Her Story Battling COVID-19A Twin Cities nurse, who tested positive for COVID-19 one week ago, says her symptoms were so debilitating she felt like she was going to die.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Eagan Couple Administers In-Home COVID-19 Anti-Body TestsThe Riggen's and their team go into people's homes, and administer a finger prick test that detects antibodies against COVID-19, in 15 minutes patients get results.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Nonprofit Switches From Making Personal Hygiene Pads to Face MasksAs the COVID-19 pandemic spread, shortages of critical personal protection equipment for medical workers mounted. In particularly short supply are protective face masks.
Delta Air Lines Allows Travelers Impacted By COVID-19 To Re-Book Up To 2 YearsDelta Air Lines announced Friday they will be extending customers' ability to plan and re-book travel plans for up to two years, due to the impact of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Red Cross Asks Minnesotans To Continue Giving BloodTwo weeks ago, the state's blood supply was short. But when the Red Cross put out a call for help, Minnesotans stepped up.
Recipe: Greek Chicken Grain BowlsKirsten Renee likes to make easy, healthy and tasty recipes and she shared this one with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: The Push To Complete Healthcare Directives Amid PandemicIt's a tough subject to even think about, but health experts are reminding people that this pandemic is the time to be sure your paperwork is in order so your final wishes are followed.
'Be Kind To Each Other': Duc's Restaurant In Woodbury Donates To Families Of First Responders Each WeekThe restaurant is now donating 500 dollars-worth of food, in gift cards, every week.
Easing Traffic Patterns Give MnDOT Road Construction Crews An Early StartOn Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced an early start to the work -- 188 road and bridge projects, along with 66 modal projects.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Job Coach Says There's 'Opportunity' Amidst The UncertaintyA Twin Cities says he has never seen a market like this -- but there is some opportunity amid the uncertainty.
Free Resources From Job Hunt Service, ARBEZThe career, consulting and job hunt service ARBEZ has free resources for people looking for work during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Executive Presence Consultant Polly Meyer: Advice For Job Seekers On Making An ImpressionJob seekers can get advice on making a memorable and lasting impression from Executive Presence Consultant Polly Meyer.