Leah Chapman, a registered nurse, waits for a protective gown before the health care team rotated a COVID-19 patient on the third-floor ICU at Bethesd

Fewer new COVID-19 cases in Minn. bolster the case for a virus plateau

But health officials urge caution and continued social distancing, even as the state opens up more.
Julez Wagner was photographed in St. Louis Park, Minn., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This week she graduated high school from BlueSky Online where she

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Janet Jacobs laughed as she unpacked a box she had packed three years ago. Fred and Janet Jacobs were the first to move into the Pillars at Prospect P

COVID-19 has put a chill on the Twin Cities senior housing industry

Both developers and the residents they serve have been forced to reassess their plans.
Certified medical assistant Scott Bodin administered a COVID-19 test at the Min No Aya Win clinic in Cloquet, Minn., last month.

Virus deaths rise by 22, including victim in 20s, as Minn. cases appear to plateau

Among the dead was a Ramsey County resident age 20 to 29 — the youngest pandemic victim thus far in the state.
Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

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U President Joan Gabel's recommendations come after weeks of deliberations with university leaders and public health experts.

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The city will be watching to see whether infections rise following protests.

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The two companies' plants in Austin had seen limited exposure, but over 200 now have the virus.