Minnesota News

Grocery stores step up safety measures amid COVID-19 outbreak

Apr 10, 2020

Grocery workers have a very important — and risky — job these days. And employers are stepping up efforts to try to protect them.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Walz faces GOP flak as death toll climbs

Apr 10, 2020

"You can’t get frustrated, go on a hunch and throw caution to the wind and pretend that our neighbors’ lives are somehow disposable," the governor said as 50 Minnesotans have now died from the coronavirus.

Brown Paper Tickets leaves several theater groups holding the bag

Apr 10, 2020

A backlog at a Seattle nonprofit is costing Twin Cities performance companies — and their patrons — tens of thousands of dollars.

Scientists try to figure out if summer will slow the spread of COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020

There are arguments that it might — and that it might not. Here's what researchers know so far.

St. Louis Park church uses 'buddy system' so older members may worship

Apr 10, 2020

In addition to putting services on web conference, many older members of the around 80-person congregation at Peace Presbyterian receive worship through an older technology — the telephone.

MN corrections commissioner: Early inmate releases possible for COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020

Minnesota Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell says he is not downplaying the COVID-19 risks for inmates and staff, and is looking for ways to create safer spaces. Schnell says he is considering the release of some prisoners up to six months early to all…

Planting roots: Gardening while staying at home

Apr 9, 2020

A few tips for getting a small veggie garden going at home amid a pandemic.

Trump says oil producers 'close to a deal' to stabilize cost

Apr 9, 2020

At Thursday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, Trump addressed questions about when, and how, the country could reopen.

UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

Apr 9, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown.

Traffic deaths spike in Minnesota despite low vehicle volume

Apr 9, 2020

Department of Public Safety officials say even though traffic volume has dropped by about 50 percent since the stay-at-home order, fatalities on Minnesota roadways increased 50 percent over the past few weeks.