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October 17
At Caydence Records & Coffee on the corner of Payne and York avenues in St. Paul, the coffee shop and retail staff are back, but business has been “

As winter approaches, Payne Avenue business owners are determined to hold on

The St. Paul neighborhood's renaissance is threatened, but owners are determined to hang in there.
Coronavirus
October 17
Dr. Tom Dean poses at his clinic in Wessington Springs, S.D., on Friday. Oct. 16, 2020. Dean is one of three doctors in the county, which has seen one

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.
Coronavirus
October 17
Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to a passenger at the drive-up

1,704 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths in Minnesota

The numbers were down from Friday's daily record of 2,297 cases.
Coronavirus
October 17
Health care workers got a COVID-19 patient situated in the ICU at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul in May. State data released last week showed that the

Health officials: New Minn. virus milestone shows significant transmission

Record number of cases come on high volume of tests.
Coronavirus
October 17
Evangeline Smith, 8, adjusts her face mask before getting to work creating PPE care packages for underserved Hamilton County public school students at

White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented'

The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that "a statewide mask mandate must be implemented" to curb its growing spread of COVID-19, strong instructions that the White House and governor did not discuss publicly before the report emerged in a records request.
Coronavirus
October 17

North Dakota legislative candidate dies of COVID-19, will still be on November ballot

As COVID-19 cases surge in North Dakota, the disease has claimed a candidate for state Legislature touted as a “Trump Republican.” But he’ll still be…
Coronavirus
October 16
Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to a passenger at the drive-up

2,297 new COVID-19 cases set daily record in Minnesota

Friday's case count is 50% higher than the last daily record of 1,516 cases last Saturday. The surge comes on a substantial increase in testing, and includes few backlogged cases.
Coronavirus
October 16
A bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas.

WHO study finds remdesivir didn't help COVID-19 patients

A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries.
Coronavirus
October 16
A resident held the hand of a care coordinator at a health facility in Miami.

Feds planning now to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get yet-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of charge, enlisting two national pharmacy chains to help.
Coronavirus
October 16
The DECC’s Roger Reinert says navigating financial and public health needs will determine the survival of large venues like Duluth’s.

Convention centers continue taking financial hits from pandemic

Those in charge are starting to wonder what the future looks like for the car shows, concerts and hockey games they rely on financially.
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October 16
Carlton High School students stood in line for lunch in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

COVID surge means fewer Minnesota schools meet in-person rules

More than 500 schools reported at least one positive case in the last two weeks, and 24 school buildings had outbreaks with at least five positive cases.
Coronavirus
October 15
A group of health care workers walked through St. Luke’s Emergency Department.

Duluth hospitals operating near capacity, as COVID-19 cases expected to worsen

Officials warn of a "perfect storm" as non-COVID hospitalizations continue to increase.
Coronavirus
October 15
Finn Marube, a clinical scientist with North Memorial, administered a COVID-19 test to Sandra Lynn White, of Minneapolis, in July behind the North Mem

19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,169 new cases in Minnesota

The pandemic has claimed 2,199 lives in Minnesota.
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October 15
A paramedic takes swabs to test for COVID-19 at a drive-through at the San Paolo hospital, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus infec

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and…
Coronavirus
October 15
Nominate an everyday hero who performed a random act of kindness in the COVID pandemic

Nominate an everyday hero who performed a random act of kindness in the COVID pandemic

Share with us a few sentences about someone in your life who has lightened your load during this time.
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October 15
Scott Bodin administered a drive-through COVID-19 test at the Min No Aya Win clinic in Cloquet, Minn., earlier this year.

Minn. reports highest one-day COVID-19 death count since June

Twenty-nine COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday along with a new category of probable infections based on antigen diagnostic testing.
Coronavirus
October 15
Registered nurse Donna Feaster administered a flu shot in Chicago, Oct. 3, 2018.

Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19?

The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.
Coronavirus
October 15
Ryan Perez of COPAL showed how he communicated with co-worker Judith Marquez, who was quarantined because of possible exposure to coronavirus. COPAL i

Minnesota organizers credit COVID-19 pandemic with helping mobilize Latino voters

Both presidential campaigns have made outreach efforts with Latino voters.
Coronavirus
October 15
Minnesota United (shown in an Oct. 3 match at Allianz Field) had its home game Wednesday night against Chicago postponed two hours before kickoff beca

Loons match postponed after suspected positive COVID-19 test

The scheduled Wednesday night contest was the second consecutive postponed match for Minnesota United. This one was scrapped two hours before kickoff.
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October 15
Bob McDonald urged on his team during a game in 2013. His teams won 1,012 games in 53 seasons.

Legendary Chisholm basketball coach McDonald dies after COVID diagnosis

Bob McDonald, the winningest coach in Minnesota high school sports history, died Wednesday in Hibbing at age 87. His teams won more than 1,000 games during a 59-year career.