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Minnesota puts info on COVID-19 response online as part of push to delay surge in cases

Lights in the downtown Minneapolis Hilton's windows spelled "hope" as the sun set Friday night. A statement from Hilton read - “These last few weeks
It comes as the number of known cases increased by 47, to 789, with four more deaths, according to Minnesota Department of Health data.

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The new CDC advice came with a strong plea to preserve the medical-grade masks for care providers, as well as to continue the social distancing and hand-washing.
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Helping Hands of Alexandria volunteers and organizers said goodbye to CentraCare dialysis staff members after delivering gift cards, flowers and sweets to front-line workers.

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The massive volunteer effort started with some friends getting together on Facebook to chat about what they could do to help their neighbors during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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