Walz extends stay-at-home order to May 4

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz provided an update on the state’s next steps to respond to COVID-19 at a news conference Wednesday. He was joined by Health
Schools, bars and restaurants in Minnesota will remain closed to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus now has caused 1,154 lab-confirmed illnesses and 39 deaths.

Fatal crashes surge despite sharp drop in traffic across Minnesota

State officials say they have seen a troubling surge in traffic fatalities even though Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order last month sharply reduced travel by motorists across Minnesota.

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Sleep Number's headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
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Sleep Number's headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.

Sleep Number furloughs 40% of employees because of virus

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The Minneapolis-based mattress maker and retailer has furloughed 40% of its 4,400 employees and reduced hours for 30% more as it closed stores and suspended most home delivery during the COVID-19 epidemic.
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