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Minnesota schools are preparing to teach their students from afar in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of closures, school districts across the state and in Le Sueur County, have prepared distance learning plans which will go into effect March 30 through May 4 under an executi…

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Minnesota schools are preparing to teach their students from afar in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of closures, school districts across the state have prepared distance learning plans which will go into effect March 30 through at least May 4 under an executive order from G…

Covid-19 Coverage Newsletter

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(The Center Square) – An analysis by the New England Journal of Medicine identified ways in which the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 contaminates various surfaces and materials and for varying lengths of time.

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US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams emphasizes the need for the public to stay at home in a sober warning about the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN's John Berman reports.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is concerned the city's public hospitals may only have enough supplies for another week.

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Minnesota schools are preparing to teach their students from afar in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of closures, school districts across the state and in Le Sueur County, have prepared distance learning plans which will go into effect March 30 through May 4 under an executi…

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Minnesota schools are preparing to teach their students from afar in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a week of closures, school districts across the state have prepared distance learning plans which will go into effect March 30 through at least May 4 under an executive order from G…

Last Monday, Governor Tim Walz ordered all Minnesota bars and restaurants to close temporarily for dine-in service staring Tuesday, March 17, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Further measures are likely to imposed soon.

MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.

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OWATONNA — “It was an easy decision to make from the head, but difficult from the heart,” said Beth Svenby, founder of the From the Heart charity race, on Friday morning shortly after announcing that the annual event was canceled.

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Minnesota’s Legislature took a break from its month-long hiatus on Thursday to join its federal counterparts in passing a sweeping stimulus package to help the state’s families and businesses.

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While some students have already begun distance learning, allowing instruction to continue online from their own homes, others, like students at Bethlehem Academy, will start Monday. And unless Gov. Tim Walz modifies his executive orders, students will be taking classes remotely until May 5.

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Many people are working at home now in an effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Speed, capacity and reliability of internet connections determine how well remote-working goes. Some telecommuters zip along in the fast lane, others not so much.

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Mark Andersen, 60, co-director of the nonprofit organization, “We Are Family DC,” organizes groceries and food to be brought to seniors, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Washington. Seniors are being encouraged to stay in their homes due to the risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP)

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In a time where their photo sessions and scheduled events are on hold, photographers across the world are taking part in a project widely known as “The Front Steps Project” as a way to bring local communities together during this historic, unprecedented time of isolation and fear.

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Local students are gearing up for remote instruction through at least May 4 as the U.S. continues to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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After a week of closed schools and with distance learning on the horizon, Tri-City United Le Center teachers got back in touch with their students with a teacher train. Dozens of cars rounded Le Center neighborhoods on Thursday, March 26, as teachers inside waved to their students on the sid…

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As the novel coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, every profession is being impacted differently. Many people have set up home offices, some companies have had to furlough or lay off their staff, and businesses have had to completely revamp their daily operations.

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At Faribault Child Care Center, owner Dahir Sadik has reached a crisis point, having been forced to lay off more than half of his staff as the number of children it cares for has plummeted from around 70 to approximately 20 as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

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The Le Sueur-Waseca Regional Library System announced March 26 that it is temporarily stopping its curbside and pickup offerings until at least April 10, as Minnesotans are asked to adhere to a new stay-at-home order. Friday, March 27 was the last day to pick up or get books delivered.

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Grocery store chains across southern Minnesota have been announcing a number of new hygienic measures in light of COVID-19, with one of the most recent additions being plexiglass protective barriers set up at checkouts and service counters.

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<&firstgraph>Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state and tamp down its impacts, is a dramatic step that requires people to stay home unless absolutely necessary.

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Even before Wednesday’s stay at home order, Gov. Tim Walz has been using his emergency authority more than a dozen times amid the COVID-19 crisis this month. While many support his orders, some legislators, including some Republican lawmakers, are questioning whether he has gone too far.

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The Diocese of New Ulm, which includes churches in St. Peter and Nicollet, has extended the suspension of all Masses through Easter. The original suspension was scheduled through March, but as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the diocese is choosing to continue cancelling its ga…

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When Americans are summoned to deal with an attack or defy overwhelming odds, the response typically goes something like this: Fight. Hold the line. Stand together. This won’t stop us. Keep on living your life. We will prevail.

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If it doesn’t make sense to you that a person can have enough virus in his or her body to be able to spread the infection, but not enough to feel ill, you’re not alone. It doesn’t make sense, but there is an explanation.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office is ready to enforce Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order that suspends evictions during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. A dedicated tenant Eviction Complaint Form is newly available on his website for tenants who believe t…

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With Minnesota small businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying closures, Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday that could provide much needed assistance.

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Walking into a typical local government meeting, there’s a high chance that the scene will look more or less the same: a row of elected officials sitting in the front of a room along a table, with government staff and an attorney placed as their book ends. You might see a camera, you might s…