Minnesota News

Minnesota's COVID-19 hotspot isn’t in the metro — it’s in one southern Minn. county

Mar 31, 2020

Martin County officials worry about how to tamp down community transmission, when they don’t know why the coronavirus has spiked in their county in the first place.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: 12 dead, 26 in ICU; possible late May peak

Mar 31, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz says the state’s modeling suggests a late May peak for hospitalizations, but preparations are moving now in case it comes earlier. Officials say they’re identifying sites around Minnesota suitable for field hospitals.

Essential workers say employers not following work-from-home, safety precautions

Mar 31, 2020

During the first week of Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, workers are questioning whether their jobs are truly essential and say they fear contracting the coronavirus at work. Others say their employers won’t allow them to work from home.

Coronavirus task force details 'sobering' data behind its extended guidelines

Mar 31, 2020

America must brace for 100,000 or more people to die in the coming months in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House's response team warned Tuesday.

First responders seek workers compensation pledge amid COVID-19 outbreak

Apr 1, 2020

Minnesota first responders, health care workers and other public employees want a change in state law that would guarantee them the opportunity to claim workers’ compensation if they contract COVID-19. State lawmakers omitted the proposal from the package…

Minnesota couple fights illness, waits for cruise to end after fellow passengers die

Mar 31, 2020

A northern Minnesota couple and around 400 passengers remain stuck on a cruise ship with no idea of when or where they’ll dock. Four people aboard Holland America’s Zaandam have died, hundreds of others have fallen ill, and at least two have tested positi…

Stuck at home? Many deciding it's a good time to spruce it up

Apr 1, 2020

As many of us are slowing down under Minnesota’s stay-at-home order, some businesses are speeding up — paint and hardware stores, for example. For some Minnesotans, stay-at-home means a chance to tackle home improvement projects.

Daily dose of sweetness: Minnesota Orchestra reminds you of the light

Mar 31, 2020

Even though the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on their season, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra are finding ways to share their tunes with you.

'We'll get through this': Tribal nations prepare for COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Tribal nations across Minnesota are mobilizing to prepare for COVID-19 — with limited resources and a vulnerable population.

Daily dose of sweetness: Goats take over empty Welsh town (and no, we're not kidding)

Apr 1, 2020

A small herd of wild Kashmiri goats is taking advantage of the empty streets in Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic. The coastal town of Llandudno has effectively been taken over as people stay in their homes to avoid spreading COVID-19.