In a post-COVID world, will more suburban office buildings convert to apartments, as the CityVue Apartments in Eagan did several years ago? The buildi

Twin Cities suburbs confront post-COVID office vacancies

Many suburban communities built their tax bases on corporate headquarters that now sit empty.
An antidiabetic drug that the University of Minnesota targeted early in the pandemic as a treatment for COVID-19 also reduced risks of long COVID in a

Common drug reduces long COVID, University of Minnesota study shows

June 8
Protection from metformin is even stronger among unvaccinated, women and younger adults, analysis shows.
FILE - This undated, colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Cor

US study finds 1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron, starts identifying key symptoms

May 26
About 10% of people appear to suffer long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic, according to a study of nearly 10,000 Americans that aims to help unravel the mysterious condition.
Conjunctivitis — commonly known as pink eye and typically brought on by a virus, bacteria or allergies — can be a symptom of a COVID infection.

Had pink eye recently? There's a chance it could have been from new COVID-19 strain

May 24
XBB.1.16, also known as Arcturus, is spreading throughout the U.S. and much of the world.
The COVID-19 crisis undid years of progress in women’s workforce participation.

More U.S. women are working than ever, reversing pandemic slump

May 23
More than anything, the bounce-back is driven by economic conditions.
COVID survivor Rick Ulrich, of Norwood Young America, embraced critical care nurse Holly Vilione at North Memorial Health Hospital’s South Seven Int

He survived COVID. 2½ years later, he returned to thank his caregivers.

May 11
Two and a half years after Rick Ulrich was hospitalized on a ventilator, the father of three returned Thursday to thank the health care workers who saved his life.
Elizabeth Santoro and Kristin Anderson, medics with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, prepared to administer COVID-19 tests at the

4 things expected to change for Minnesotans with the end of the COVID emergency

May 11
Some Minnesota hospitals fear losing flexibility granted during the federal COVID emergency that, they say, made the system work better overall.

Experts see lessons for next pandemic as COVID emergency comes to an end

May 11
A lot went wrong.

As COVID emergency ends, U.S. response shifts to 'peacetime' mode

May 10
While the U.S. has greatly improved its capacity to fight COVID-19, it is not fully prepared for a radically different future variant or a new pandemic.

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