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Four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday, while the number of confirmed cases is up 545 from Thursday’s count.
The agency is using money from the state’s share of a $2.9 billion settlement the federal government reached in 2016 with Volkswagen over the German car maker’s violation of emissions standards.
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Compared to other states, Minnesota hasn’t taken drastic measures, or many measures at all.
As with everything, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual when it comes to reporting election results.
This week from Washington, a campaign finance complaint in the Fifth District DFL primary, candidates go to Farmfest and who got PPP loans.
Depression and other psychiatric problems explain more of the cognitive decline among baby boomers than all other diseases combined, the researchers say.
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MDH also said Thursday there have been 58,640 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
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From most compelling races to the oddity of voting in the time COVID, an overview of what might be one of the more notable elections of our lifetimes.
The American Heart Association says research to date has found no cardiovascular benefits from the use of marijuana. It also cites harms from smoking or vaping it.
A good way to think about test positivity is to think about fishing with a net. If you catch a fish almost every time you send the net down (high test positivity), that tells you there are probably a lot of fish around that you haven’t caught (there are a lot of undetected cases).
The newest update allows landlords to evict tenants who have “significantly damaged property” or if the property manager or their family needs to move in.
In-person learning, a hybrid or distance learning? Districts are carefully watching county coronavirus numbers as they get ready to be nimble.
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Minnesota’s seven-day average case positivity rate rose to 5.2%, up from 4.9% a week ago. MDH considers above 5% a concerning trend.
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The wide-ranging debate touched on major issues like the environment, immigration and health care.