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Dec. 17 update of Star Tribune zip code COVID map

Where are the COVID-19 cases in Minnesota? Here's a look by ZIP code

June 1, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Health releases weekly data on COVID-19 cases by ZIP code each Thursday. See where new cases are appearing in the state, and which areas have been hardest hit over the pandemic.
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Biden recaptures lost ground as many Minnesota counties move left

November 6, 2020
Despite several visits from President Donald Trump hoping to win Minnesota, the electorate favored former vice president Joe Biden, delivering him the win in a handful of counties that evaded Hillary Clinton in 2016. Where Trump prevailed, his win margin was tighter in regional population centers, while it grew in some of the most rural parts of the North Star State.

Minnesota's primary had few late or rejected mail ballots

October 5, 2020
Higher rates of mail-in ballots were returned by Minnesota voters during the state primary, while relatively fewer were rejected.
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An election like no other: Tracking Minnesota's early voting

November 2, 2020
With nearly 2 million absentee votes already accepted, Minnesotans are trending well ahead of previous election early voting.
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Summer might be canceled, but Minnesotans are distancing less

July 3, 2020
Minnesotans are out and about this summer after COVID-19 lockdowns have eased, but daily life remains altered in some ways.

Following historic unrest, police data show a quieter Minneapolis

June 17, 2020
Police reports spiked, then dipped surrounding the unrest triggered by George Floyd's death.

Stark racial disparities remain as Mpls. police use-of-force rate rises

June 5, 2020
After a decade of falling, the share of Minneapolis police incidents involving some form of force has increased in the past three years.

Minnesota parents tell us what they really think of online learning

May 11, 2020
We asked parents to fill out a survey about how K-12 online learning is going as a result of the pandemic. Comments ranged from intense enthusiasm and gratitude for what teachers have done to immense frustration.