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November 21
Louis-Marie Brochard helped customer Annie Santos with her selections at Haskell’s. The Haskell's on Ford Parkway, St. Paul has seen an increase in

Millions in 'sin taxes' flowing into state coffers during pandemic

Annie Santos headed to the store for some emergency supplies after a distressing message from her children’s school. “We just got the e-mail from school…
Coronavirus
November 21
Nurses Susan Ehman, left, and Bethany Webb don protective gear before going into a COVID-19 patient’s room in the intensive care unit at Regions Hos

November already sets record for COVID-19 deaths in state

Minnesota on Saturday smashed the one-month record for deaths amid high case counts and pleas from health officials to curb the increase in cases so hospitals don't become overwhelmed.
Coronavirus
November 21
Lynda Lange took her mother MaryAnn Falk, 85, out for a walk around the McKenna Crossing Assisted Living facility in Prior Lake.

'My heart aches': Minn. seniors brace for lonely holiday season

For the past five decades, MaryAnn Falk has been the guiding force behind her family’s annual Thanksgiving celebration. The former factory worker from New Ulm,…
Coronavirus
November 21
Andy Barnes, RN, attended to a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids on Tuesday.

Minnesota reports 6,265 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths

Since the pandemic arrived in Minnesota in March, the state's pandemic tallies include 262,952 positive cases, 14,745 hospitalizations and 3,201 deaths. With the latest numbers, an average of about 13.5% of reported tests have been positive over the past week.
Coronavirus
November 21
Tiffany Lounge on Ford Parkway had its share of patrons because bars shut down under Governor Walz’s orders.] With bars closing down Friday at midni

Twin Cities bars pitch last-call 'specials' before new restrictions

Along with the specials came concerns that such last gasp promotions could attract too many thirsty customers and turn into potential virus superspreader events.
Coronavirus
November 21
People congregated Aug. 7 at One-Eyed Jack's Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D.

86 cases in Minnesota traced to Sturgis rally; likely 'an undercount'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released results Friday of a study conducted by Minnesota Health Department researchers about infections linked to the Sturgis…
Coronavirus
November 20
Volunteer Lauren Burroughs made sure this particular station was sanitized for the next person. At the U of MN Field House, about 2,000 students, staf

Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving. The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is…
Coronavirus
November 20
Students wear mask as they arrive their school for in- person learning at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling, Ill., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Some menta

Fewer Minn. children receiving mental health care during pandemic

More therapy is moving to telehealth visits.
Coronavirus
November 20
Hospitals face uncertainty as exponential growth of COVID-19 is forcing renewed limits on nonemergency procedures.

Minnesota hospitals worry despite operating profits

Q3 operating income didn't fully make up for losses earlier this year.
Coronavirus
November 20
Registered nurse Kristina Shannon, chaplain Andrea Cammarota and ER charge nurse Cathy Carter watched as medical workers tried to resuscitate a patien

Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.
Coronavirus
November 20
An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German

Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first…
Coronavirus
November 20
In May, the Minnesota National Guard offered free COVID-19 testing at the Minneapolis Armory. Here, Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air

68 new COVID-19 deaths, 6,812 new cases in Minnesota

As counts of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to set records nearly every day, health officials are warning that the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday could accelerate spread of the virus.
Coronavirus
November 20
University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test at the University of Utah student testing site Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt

Heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say

As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the coronavirus surges across the U.S.
Coronavirus
November 20
This May 2020 file photo shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness…
Coronavirus
November 20
HCMC paramedics transport a person from Augustana Apartments who was having difficulty breathing to a nearby ambulance Nov. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis.

November on track to be state's deadliest month for COVID-19

Minnesota is averaging 33 deaths a day and has reached unseen death counts six days this month. November already accounts for 20% of the 3,082 deaths so far.
Coronavirus
November 20
A nurse administrator for Mayo Clinic Health System held a COVID-19 test before administering it.

'Help us': Doctors implore Minnesotans to follow virus rules

Doctors urged Minnesotans on Thursday to take COVID-19 seriously and to comply with new restrictions that take effect Friday night as they provided dramatic accounts of how the state's health care system — especially its health care workers — is at a breaking point.
Coronavirus
November 20
Minnesota is slated to receive 25 staffed ambulances from FEMA to help hospitals transfer patients to other medical facilities because of the COVID-19

FEMA ambulances deployed to help transfer Minn. patients

The state is getting 25 staffed ambulances from the federal government to help hospitals transfer patients so medical centers are better prepared for a surge of critically ill patients.
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November 19
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November 19
A lone pedestrian walked past a public service sign reminding Chicago residents of the return to a stricter COVID-19 protocol along the city's usually

CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.
Coronavirus
November 19
Tammi Bertram and her children Kristalyn, 6, center, and Bentley, 9, took a COVID-19 test at the new saliva testing center in Inver Grove Heights on W

Record 72 COVID-19 deaths, 7,877 more cases in Minnesota

The unprecedented number of COVID-19 deaths continued Thursday with another 72 fatalities and 7,877 cases announced by state health officials.