State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield.

State's COVID cases increasing among long-term care residents

Since early July, the weekly number of new infections among long-term care residents has nearly tripled, with 172 new cases last week.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz , shown last month, was in Duluth on Friday. He visited a food bank there to highlight the 400,000 free masks being handed out
Coronavirus

In Duluth, Gov. Walz says local rise in COVID-19 cases 'still manageable'

6:42pm
The governor said he doesn't think more restrictions are necessary.
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
COVID-19

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

2:34pm
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
In-line skaters including Shane McClay, right, cruised over the Hennepin Avenue Bridge on a recent outing from B.F. Nelson Park to Loring Park.
Coronavirus

Cooped-up Minnesotans dig out their in-line skates or go buy new ones

23 minutes ago
Cabin fever, shuttered gyms and nostalgia for the 1990s are leading to a resurgence of the sport that began in Minnesota 40 years ago.
First Student held a hiring fair on Wednesday at its Champlin garage. The company is offering a $1,000 bonus for new drivers.
Coronavirus

Pandemic has Minnesota school bus companies in search of drivers

20 minutes ago
Push is on for recruiting drivers, even though plans in many school districts are unclear.
Coronavirus

Wearing a mask can be hard on your skin. Here's how to keep your face clean and healthy

58 minutes ago
Here are some tips about how to save your face while staying safe.
Coronavirus

Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

5:35pm
Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak.