Though more than half the state’s population lives in the Twin Cities metro, residents in Greater Minnesota are currently making up a larger share of people dying of coronavirus.
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In normal years, many Minnesotans struggle more with mental health over the winter. The pandemic is expected to worsen that.
Most polls show majority support for Gov. Tim Walz’s handling of the pandemic. But there are big differences when it comes to how the response is viewed among Twin Cities voters and how it’s seen in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota.
Lucky for Icehouse – very, very lucky – it has a large outdoor courtyard. Concerts have been held there since June, with socially distanced seating and masks required.
This week from Washington, Amy Coney Barrett up for a full Senate vote, Collin Peterson wants to go back, and the first MinnPoll (!!).
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
The group has managed to boost watercraft inspections on some lakes in the Ely area and to begin inspections on other lakes that have never been monitored for invasive species. But the region is vast.