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March 25
Rachel Miner, 15, left, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, sat with Carlotta Haas, 15, right, a German foreign exchange student from Duesseldorf who had been living

COVID-19 could potentially infect 2.4 million in Minnesota

New projected health impacts provide the first Minnesota-specific attempt to gauge the burden of the pandemic.
Coronavirus
March 25

What 'stay at home' means at a glance

What’s allowed Walking, running, hiking, biking Hunting and fishing Trips to get groceries or gas Picking up takeout, visiting doctor Travel to care for others…
Coronavirus
March 25
Hy-Vees, such as the one in Robbinsdale, have put up shields at checkout lanes.

Stores banning reusable bags, putting up shields to keep workers safe

Area supermarkets, retailers, co-ops have stepped up efforts in the past week.
Coronavirus
March 25
File photo.

MNsure routes 1,400 to coverage as COVID-19 spreads

The state insurance exchange and UnitedHealthcare have launched special enrollment periods.
Coronavirus
March 25
Workers hung new signs on the the Dayton's Project on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Dayton's Project food hall and other retail opening delayed

The attractions had been scheduled to debut this spring, but will be delayed for an unknown period.
Coronavirus
March 25
Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea.

Minnesota Department of Corrections seeks to stop in-person hearings for inmates

Some judges "have insisted" that inmates appear in court, instead of with remote hearings, the agency said.
Coronavirus
March 25

Minnesota COVID-19 pandemic timeline

March 15: Gov. Tim Walz orders a temporary eight-day closure of K-12 public schools across the state, starting March 18.   March 16: Walz orders…
Coronavirus
March 25
Internet service providers in Minneapolis have opened up their public Wi-Fi hotspots for free public use.

US Internet, Comcast make free Wi-Fi available

US Internet's hotspots serve Minneapolis while Comcast has opened its Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
Coronavirus
March 25
A sign displays outside of a Target store in Glenview, Ill., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Grocery store chains and other retailers began offering specia

Target revises year's plan as sales surge 20% mainly because of coronavirus

Remodels will be scaled back, and fresh groceries, alcohol won't be offered for pickup.
Coronavirus
March 25
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Schafer: Stay home, Minnesota, and wait for the economic payoff to come

The Minneapolis Convention Center is not even half the size of the sprawling Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, now being turned…
Coronavirus
March 25
“There’s a lot of different ways people can support their community. … This is the way we know how to. We know food,” said MidCoast Catering o

Paying it forward: Duluth residents mobilize to deliver food to health care workers

Judge, food industry folks organize lunch delivery to health care workers.
Coronavirus
March 25
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul mayor announces cash grants for poor families, small businesses

The $3.25 million fund will provide grants to low-income families and small businesses.
Coronavirus
March 25
The Minnesota State system includes Normandale Community College.

Minnesota State students concerned about looming shift to online classes

The students spoke to Minnesota State officials during a video conference Wednesday.
Coronavirus
March 25

The emptiness of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

The scene looked drastically different than normal at MSP Airport as efforts to deal with the Coronavirus have taken their toll on air travel and the airline industry Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn.
Coronavirus
March 25

Confessions with social distancing

Pastor Lundgren would normally be holding a day of confessions for hundreds of Catholic school children and parishioners to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation in his area, but because of Covid-19, he came up with confessions via drive-up in a car or on the sidewalk.
Coronavirus
March 25
'Front Porch Parade' reunites teachers with students

'Front Porch Parade' reunites teachers with students

Dozens of staff from Highland Elementary School in Apple Valley decorated their cars and drove along bus routes to say hello to students.
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March 25
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley in a file photo.

Consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed lenders

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says online lenders may charge illegal interest rates.
Coronavirus
March 25
Read Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 'stay-at-home' order

Read Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 'stay-at-home' order

Gov. Tim Walz issued the following executive order March 25 asking Minnesotans to stay in their homes unless absolutely necessary for two weeks beginning…
Coronavirus
March 25

How to make a Quarantini

The Quarantini Serves 1. Note: There are many variations on this drink, depending on what folks stocked up on before staying home. This version, originally…
Coronavirus
March 25

A reason to smile: How Minnesotans are boosting morale during the coronavirus outbreak

Elvis has left the State Fair building (well, actually the location of the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand) as well as Conny’s Creamy Cone. Where will the…