COVID In Minnesota: How Did State Leaders Decide On What To Restrict?With each round of COVID-19 restrictions comes many people questioning Minnesota's strategy to stop the spread.
2 State Senators Defect From DFL To Form New Independent CaucusSens. Thomas Bakk and David Tomassoni say they're doing so to take an opportunity to better serve their districts within the legislative framework.
COVID In Wisconsin: Gov. Evers To Extend Mask Mandate As Hospitals OverwhelmedWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he will extend an order requiring masks to be worn inside public places amid a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases that is putting increasing pressure on the state's hospitals.
President Trump Pays $3 Million For Recount Of 2 Liberal Wisconsin CountiesPresident Donald Trump's campaign has paid $3 million for a recount of two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties, saying Wednesday that they were the site of the “worst irregularities” although no evidence of wrongdoing has been presented and state elections officials have said there was none.
COVID In Minnesota: High Schools Brace For Winter Sports RestrictionsSports have become the top source of COVID outbreaks in Minnesota, followed by weddings and social gatherings according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Restrictions On Youth Sports, Gyms, Bars, And RestaurantsMinnesota's COVID-19 situation is as bad as it was in New York in the spring. Gov. Tim Walz says he will be announcing major dial-backs on youth fall and winter sports Wednesday.
Wisconsin Reports Daily Record Of 92 More COVID Deaths; Gov. Evers Releases BillsGov. Tony Evers released a package of proposals to tackle the surging pandemic Tuesday as Wisconsin announced a daily record 92 deaths from the coronavirus and health officials cautioned that even when a vaccine becomes available it will be months before most people receive it.
Iowa Gov. Reynolds Sees 'Science On Both Sides' On Use Of MasksAfter months of opposition, Reynolds signed an order Monday that requires people to wear masks in indoor public places under some circumstances.
Paul Gazelka Says Senate Republicans Could've Handled COVID Cases DifferentlyMinnesota’s Senate majority leader said Tuesday that his caucus could’ve handled news of positive COVID-19 cases among Republican senators differently, after criticism from Democrats that included a call for him to resign from his leadership post and demands for full transparency.
Trump Faces Approaching Deadline For Recount In WisconsinPresident Donald Trump could file for a recount in Wisconsin as soon as Tuesday, once the final county submits its certification of the election results.
What Went Wrong With The Political Polls For The 2020 Election?Going into the 2020 presidential election, several polls made it seem like Democrat Joe Biden had the race all locked up. But in many states, those numbers didn't pan out.
As COVID Runs Rampant In West-Central Minn., 2 GOP Lawmakers Plead For Face Mask UseMDH officials believe there has been more resistance to public health guidelines in west-central Minnesota. But GOP Rep. Dave Baker says with elections over, politics must be put aside as the pandemic enters a ninth and more dangerous month.
Why Are Some Minnesotans Ignoring Pleas To Take COVID Seriously?A viewer sent WCCO a video of a party bus picking up people outside a bar in Minneapolis's North Loop neighborhood at 10:15 p.m. Saturday night, with bus riders being able to do what the state wanted to stop -- gathering and partying after 10 p.m.
Sen. Jerry Relph Becomes 4th Minn. GOP Lawmaker To Test Positive For COVIDOne day after Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he tested positive for the coronavirus, a fourth Republican lawmaker released his positive results.
Presidential Recount In Wisconsin Would Cost Trump $7.9 MillionPresident Donald Trump will have to pay $7.9 million if he wants a statewide recount of unofficial results in Wisconsin showing him losing to Democrat Joe Biden by about 20,500 votes.