Plus: state of Minnesota wants 16-year-old who mistakenly received unemployment benefits to return the money; audio service provides COVID-19 information to Somali-Americans in St. Cloud; Trump administration disputes official coronavirus death toll; and more.
Plus: why Minnesota’s COVID-19 blood testing program hasn’t taken off; Essentia Health lays off 900; asymptomatic coronavirus carriers found at major senior home in Twin Cities; and more.
Plus: decision on holding Minnesota State Fair could come Friday; fitness center owners frustrated by Walz order; drug dog finds St. Paul-bound batch of methamphetamine mixed in soap bars; and more.
Plus: State Fair board to meet to decide on 2020 event; Twin Cities April home sales down 20% over last year; botched transport ruins coronavirus tests from St. Paul nursing home; and more.
Plus: restaurant operators blindsided by Walz’s outdoor-only dining announcement; state employees to get promised raise; Minnesota State system still planning to raise tuition by 3 percent; and more.
Plus: COVID-19 sickens Mayo Clinic’s first-quarter income; lawmakers leave counties, cities and towns left in limbo; more Minnesotans inquiring about becoming foster parents; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis park system plans gradual reopening; COVID-19 outbreak at Viracon architectural glass factory in Owatonna; Legislature gives Vikings OK to sell booze in Commons park on game days; and more
Plus: man charged in southern Minnesota drone downing; Stauber on reopening the economy; warning issued over algal bloom in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis; and more.
Plus: Foot traffic mixed as Minnesota shops allowed to reopen; Stearns County bar owner says he won’t defy state order; Cub Foods’ Minnesota stores return to normal operating hours; and more.
Plus: metro counties have paid $4 million for hotel rooms for temporary shelters during COVID-19 pandemic; canceled-Keillor cruise slow to issue refunds; Minneapolis parks continually revising social-distancing safety plans; and more.
Plus: more Twin Cities restaurants closing for good; 3 inches of rain falls in parts of Minnesota; Girl Scouts cancel summer camps; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis man charged with assaulting KSTP-TV anchor; Minnesota GOP postpones state convention after technical problems; Twin Cities restauranteurs say industry may never recover; and more.
Plus: more than two dozen bars, restaurants and salons in central Minnesota plan to reopen Monday in defiance of state order; U.S. House passes $3 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief package; second Amtrak train proposed to service Twin Cities; and more.
Plus: HCMC nurses told to use expired ventilator masks; Minnesota farmers kill thousands of hogs; Walz approves remote learning for summer school; and more.
Plus: GOP leader says Minnesota Legislature likely to pass stalled bonding bill; multiple COVID-19 cases in Rochester appear linked to single house party; Minnesota lawmakers look to enhance safety on public transit; and more.
Plus: auto insurers expected to issue rebates soon; Hennepin County implements “PTO debt” plan amid coronavirus; Minnesota Senate passes Tobacco21 bill, sending it to Walz; and more.
Plus: group sues Minnesota secretary of state over absentee voting concerns; Minnesota poised to become first state to ban trichloroethylene; Trump criticizes Fauci testimony; and more.
Plus: 111 pounds of methamphetamine seized in raid; out of work, undocumented and sick; Olmsted County gets an ‘F’ for social distancing; SPCO cuts concerts; bears and lizards on the loose in the metro; and more.
Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulted on Minneapolis light rail platform; and more.
Plus: U of M gets $35M for brain development institute; Frey blasts Trump COVID-testing victory claim on CNN; 14 employees take buyouts at MPR; and more.