Elizabeth Santoro, left, and Kristin Anderson, medics with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, sanitized and prepared for their next

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

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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How popular is your first name (or any other) in Minnesota?

May 17, 2022
Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.
Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who lost his bid for a 16th term, was a major force in shaping several farm bills and a strong advocate for Midwester
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With Peterson's defeat, a longtime DFL stronghold shifts into GOP hands

November 19, 2020
After years of declining victory margins, one of the few remaining "Blue Dog Democrats" couldn't stave off political changes in his district this time.
This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice
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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.
Todd Gallagher prepares mail-in ballot envelopes including an "I voted" sticker in Minneapolis in July. Absentee ballots are being requested at a reco
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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.
Todd Gallagher prepares mail in ballot envelopes including an I Voted sticker Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Minneapolis. Absentee ballots are being requ
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Early voting, once regional in Minnesota, has swept across the state

October 20, 2020
Absentee balloting has shattered records and crossed regions during this pandemic election year.
FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, mail in ballot envelopes including an I Voted sticker are prepared in Minneapolis. Nevada's new vote-by-mail
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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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How Minneapolis policing changed during a historic summer of turmoil

September 19, 2020
Minneapolis police activity fell dramatically compared to last year as the department faced multiple challenges.
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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.