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September 16
Denfeld football players reacted as they listened to head coach Erik Lofald talk to the team about the MSHSL decision to move football to the spring.

Fall football, volleyball may happen in Minnesota after all

The Minnesota State High School League is poised to schedule a highly unusual meeting to take up whether to reverse itself and start the football and volleyball seasons this fall.
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September 15
Incoming University of Minnesota freshman Sean McDonald, left to right, got help moving into his dorm room from his mom Tammi, sister Olivia, who grad

Move-in day at the U: Anxiety, excitement mix for freshmen

The ritual of moving to college is bittersweet for students who missed high school milestones amid the pandemic.
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September 15
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his face mask at the conclusion of a press conference in July announcing the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the u

Minnesota governor asks Trump and Biden to abide by virus rules during stops

Trump, Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday.
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September 15
North Dakota’s oil and gas production soared 16% in July as operators reopened wells that had been shut-in earlier this year.

N.D. oil production on the upswing again but may plateau this fall

Shut-in wells are being retapped as economy starts to come back from COVID restrictions.
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September 15
The lobby area of the Radisson Blu hotel in downtown Minneapolis in a file photo from March 2018.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown to cut 126 jobs due to COVID-19

Hotels, airlines, convention-related businesses and stores have been greatly disrupted by the global pandemic.
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September 15
U.S. drug czar Jim Caroll handed out recovery coins to leaders in the drug recovery community and recovering addicts at the Minnesota Recovery Connect

Top White House drug policy official visits Minnesota as meth and fentanyl surge in pandemic

Jim Carroll came to St. Paul to hear from law enforcement and other front-line workers on how COVID-19 is exacerbating the drug wave.
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September 15
3M headquarters in Maplewood.

3M to spend $50 million on equity initiatives

The company also Tuesday reported an uptick in its August sales.
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September 15
Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor

Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor has COVID, says his family struggled to get tested

O'Connor said he worries about those with fewer resources, less access.
Coronavirus
September 15
Students at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.
Coronavirus
September 15
Rachel Miller, an EMS with M Health Fairview, conducted COVID-19 tests during a free testing event at New Salem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. ] Shari

5 COVID-19 deaths, 432 infections reported in Minnesota

Health officials urge parents to keep sick kids at home to try to ward off new school-fueled pandemic wave.
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September 15
The Rev. James Altman, a priest in La Crosse, Wis., appeared in a video posted on YouTube, calling Catholic Democrats "Godless" hypocrites doomed to h

Two renegade priests deny COVID, condemn Democrats

Catholic priests — all faith leaders — are supposed to steer clear of endorsing political leaders, at minimum from the pulpit. But the two incendiary speeches reveal that the country's polarized political climate is drifting through some church doors.
Coronavirus
September 15
“It was a very tough thing to take in,” said Dr. Nyan Pyae, seen in his Roseville home with his twins, May Hninpwint, left, and Mya Moesett. “I

Minnesota doctor survives 100-plus day COVID battle

Dr. Nyan Pyae received an emotional farewell from HCMC last Thursday, with colleagues lining the hallway as he moved with the help of a walker out of his room.
Coronavirus
September 15
A health worker collects a swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

What are the different types of coronavirus tests?

What are the different types of coronavirus tests? There are three broad categories of coronavirus tests in the U.S. Two diagnose whether you have an…
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September 15
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kissed his newborn baby girl Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from North Memorial Health Hospital.

A new mother's COVID death shines light on ethnic disparities

Among all expectant mothers, Black and Hispanic women are contracting the coronavirus in numbers that far exceed their share of the population.
Coronavirus
September 14
Haley Lindberg, 8, happily skipped a rock on Lake Superior. The family was visiting from Minnetonka.

Tourism downturn hits Duluth hotels, restaurants hard

Duluth's tourism industry is way down this year, as visitors are opting for day trips and avoiding coronavirus trouble spots like hotels, indoor restaurants and enclosed attractions.
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September 14
Travis Smith received his first COVID-19 test administered by Hien Bui Hien Bui during a free testing event at New Salem Baptist Church in Minneapolis

COVID widens racial gap in Minnesota's health care system

As hospitals and clinics rebuild from the pandemic's financial hit, some doctors and health care officials say there's never been a better time to reach out to historically underserved communities and offer them the same levels of care as whites.
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September 14
Employees leave work following an overnight shift in May at Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D.

OSHA cites JBS, Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from coronavirus

Fines over $10K proposed for JBS, Smithfield Foods after virus outbreaks infected thousands of workers in Sioux Falls and Colorado.
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September 14
Photo by Shari Gross:Hien Bui, an EMT with M Health Fairview and registered nurse, administered a COVID-19 test during a free testing event at New Sal

643 new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota; 3 more deaths

Another 643 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths were reported Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Altogether, 84,949 infections are known to be…
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September 14
City Center has a new $3 million entrance at what was once the most heavily trafficked pedestrian corner in Minneapolis, Seventh Street and Nicollet M

Pandemic stresses downtown Mpls. commercial property owners

Jim Durda, general manager of City Center in Minneapolis, several weeks ago opened a $3 million-remodeled entrance on Seventh Street and the Nicollet Mall. The…
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September 13
Travis Smith received his first COVID-19 test administered by Hien Bui Hien Bui during a free testing event at New Salem Baptist Church in Minneapolis

741 more COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths in Minnesota

Nine of the newly announced deaths were linked to long-term care facilities.