Reality Check: What Happened In The States That Opened First?All 50 states are now taking the steps to reopen their economies, including Minnesota. Despite experts who worry it might be too much, too soon.
Minnesota's COVID-19 Jobs Crisis: A Reality CheckGov. Walz has loosened some of the COVID-19 restrictions that have shut down businesses for months. That's some good news -- but it may not be enough to ease massive unemployment around the state.
Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus FightWednesday marks the 40th day of Minnesota's stay-at-home order. That action by Gov. Tim Walz is just one of many issues ending up in Pat Kessler's inbox, including many questionable claims.
Reality Check: Who In Minnesota Hoarded An Unproven Coronavirus Drug?New data shows first time prescriptions for hydroxy-chloroquine unexpectedly jumped on March 19. The same day President Trump began calling it a possible "miracle drug" against COVID-19, describing "very, very encouraging results."
Reality Check: The Forces Behind The Stay-At-Home Order ProtestsSeveral states say they've made progress against COVID-19 and are moving ahead with plans to reopen local businesses as early as Friday.
Reality Check: President Trump Doesn't Have Authority To 'Reopen' StatesPresident Trump said again today that he has the authority to "open up" states that governors have shut down to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: COVID-19 Creating Voting Fears, New Questions About Ballot SafetyAmerica has never postponed a presidential election. Not after 9/11. Not the Civil War. Or the Great Depression. So a COVID-19 delay? Hard to imagine -- but it's not impossible.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Officials Will Now Release Names Of Outbreak-Hit Care FacilitiesThe Minnesota Department of Health will now release the names and locations of 49 long-term care facilities with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Why The State Won't Tell Us Who Has COVID-19, And Where They AreState officials don't tell us exactly who has tested positive for COVID-19, and where they live – and there's a reason for that.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Post-COVID-19 Jobless Rate May Top Great Depression FiguresThe Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis predicts by June, the U.S. unemployment rate could be 30%. That would be three times higher than the worst of the 2009 recession, which was 9.9% in Minnesota.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 1st Presumed Case Of COVID-19 At Minnesota CapitolOfficials are reporting the first positive case of COVID-19 at the Minnesota State Capitol. WCCO's Pat Kessler has confirmed the news.
Coronavirus: Comparing The Outbreak To Previous Health ScaresExperts say there are now more than 1,100 cases of coronavirus in the United States. At least 30 patients have died. But many still downplay the significance of the outbreak, comparing it to previous health scares.
Reality Check: The Unexpected 'Biden Bounce'The Minnesota Democratic Party says former Vice President Joe Biden won more than half of the state's 75 delegates.
Primary Results Could Point To Whether Minnesota Is Trending Blue, Purple Or Red
Pat Kessler Chats With Minnesota Voters Ahead Of Super TuesdayNo matter who you're supporting in Campaign 2020, it seems Minnesotans are engaged in the process.