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April 3, 2020
ST. PAUL — As COVID-19 increasingly affects Minnesota communities, the state is ensuring counties are not only ready for coronavirus but also natural disasters that may further strain …

April 2, 2020
ST. PAUL — The state will ask President Donald Trump for a major disaster declaration to help pave the way for federal crisis assistance funding for mental health care needed during …

April 1, 2020
ST. PAUL — The search for personal protective equipment (PPE) remains a top priority for state officials as Minnesotans and Minnesota businesses continue to flood the State Emergency …

March 31, 2020
ST. PAUL —Minnesotans and Minnesota companies continue stepping up and helping others during the COVID-19 outbreak as state officials and volunteer agencies continue working to make …

March 30, 2020
ST. PAUL — State officials continue the focus on locating more personal protective equipment and additional hospital beds as the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota …

March 27, 2020
​ST. PAUL — A woman has been charged following an incident early Thursday, March 26, that resulted in the death of a Hector, Minn. man. … Elizabeth Perry Lynch, 35, of Hector is in the …

March 27, 2020
ST. PAUL — As Minnesotans prepare for their first weekend under Gov. Tim Walz's stay at home order that goes into effect tonight, the Minnesota DNR is closing state campgrounds and …

March 27, 2020
Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law March 28 that provides an extension for Minnesotans whose driver's licenses or ID cards expire during the peacetime emergency. This news …

March 26, 2020
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans looking to help during the COVID-19 outbreak can visit the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) website for a list of ways they can take action. The website …

March 25, 2020
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz announced today that he is ordering Minnesotans to stay home Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until Friday, April 10 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 so the …