Latest on COVID-19 in MN: 30 dead, 57 in ICU, total cases near 1K

Apr 6, 2020

Minnesota’s confirmed 986 positive tests for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Gov. Tim Walz and state officials are expected to brief reporters at 2 p.m. on the latest efforts to keep the disease from overwhelming the health care system.

Is it safe — and ethical — to send your child to day care?

Apr 6, 2020

Parents of Minnesota’s littlest learners are facing a dilemma: Do they continue sending their kids to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Minnesota’s stay-at-home order does not prohibit families from taking their kids to day care, but officials note…

Minn. nonprofits serving people with disabilities hustle to stay connected

Apr 6, 2020

Arts organizations that offer day programs to keep their clients with disabilities engaged have had to shutter their physical classrooms and spaces. But they’re working to find creative ways to reach out to their clients while fighting to keep their busin…

Minnesota bracing for possible budget deficit because of COVID-19

Apr 6, 2020

A simulation comparing now to the prior recession shows concern of a multi-billion dollar tax drop. The state’s finance agency plans to accelerate the next economic forecast to judge how bad things are and to free up use of reserves.

Walz: Staying home is the only vaccine we have right now

Apr 5, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz used an unusual State of the State address Sunday evening to try to rally Minnesotans beset by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the sweeping stay-at-home order Walz has issued to try to slow the disease’s spread.

British Open canceled until '21 as golf schedule reworked

Apr 5, 2020

The British Open will not be played this year for the first time since 1945, with the R&A choosing to play golf's oldest championship next year at Royal St. George's and move the 150th Open at St. Andrews to 2022.

Daily dose of sweetness: Mpls. neighbors stay connected with social distance singalongs

Apr 6, 2020

Inspired by videos of quarantined Italians singing and playing music, Minnesotans are stepping out their doors to lift up their voices as a way to maintain connectivity while under Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order.

'It's madness': Wisconsin's election amid coronavirus sparks anger

Apr 6, 2020

Despite the pandemic, the state is forging ahead with its election on Tuesday. But many voters, poll workers and local officials are quite upset.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020

The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia — and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill — are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee who wasn't yet showing symptoms, the zoo said.

Coronavirus FAQs: Is a homemade mask effective? And what's the best way to wear one?

Apr 5, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending cloth face coverings for the general public. If you have questions, we have answers.