A doctor who had recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus infection donated plasma in Wuhan, China, in February. An approach known as “convalescent p

Minnesota scientists offer hope on COVID-19

The U and Mayo are playing central roles in developing treatments for the deadly disease.

Welcome bipartisan teamwork at the State Capitol

March 27
Representatives in the Minnesota House tried to keep the recommended social distance as they convened to pass COVID relief legislation amid the Corona
Minnesota aid package will fill in some of the gaps in the federal bailout.

Helping Americans cope with economic shock

March 26
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a thumbs-up on Wednesday as he left the Senate chamber, where a deal had been reached on a $2 trillio
House should act quickly on the $2 trillion recovery package passed by the Senate.
Editorial
March 26
Gov. Tim Walz spoke to the state of Minnesota in a livestream video Wednesday.

Stay at home to avoid the worst

Walz is trying to stay ahead of COVID-19.
Editorial
March 25

Senators sold the nation short with stock trading

Misleading the public about U.S. pandemic preparedness also was a black eye for senators.
Editorial
March 25

U.S. must come to the rescue of health providers

Defense Production Act would require industries to produce needed equipment, supplies.
Editorial
March 23

Be smart and insured as COVID-19 spreads

New and existing options can help Minnesotans buy and maintain health coverage.
Editorial
March 20
A universal viral transport kit.

Feds failed on COVID-19 testing readiness

Lack of pandemic preparation may have already had deadly consequences.
Editorial
March 20

'One Minnesota' steps up in crisis

Government across party lines, businesses and citizens have pulled together creatively.
Editorial
March 20

How Minnesotans can help their neighbors survive pandemic

We need to pull together now to aid our neighbors who are most in need.
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March 19
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, and economist Art Rolnick, a senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affai

Here's how two experts would bolster the U.S. economy

Trump is on the right track in moving quickly with a rescue plan aimed at individuals.
Editorial
March 19
Taiwanese army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant over a road during a drill to prevent community cluster infection, in New Taipei C

Lessons from abroad on the growing pandemic

Despite a late start, U.S. can learn from Taiwan's aggressive response and model of mitigation.
Editorial
March 17
Lab technologists placed specimens onto the specimen distribution system at the Mayo Clinic's Superior Drive facility in Rochester.

Are Minnesota's hospitals ready for COVID-19?

They've been preparing for a pandemic for years, but all of us have to do our part.
Editorial
March 17
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Could U.S. have moved faster on coronavirus response?

As strain spreads, public deserves answers about testing capabilities.
Editorial
March 16
Gov. Tim Walz walked into a news conference late Monday afternoon at which he announced that all restaurants and bars in the state should be limited t

If possible, stay home, Minnesota

We can reduce the COVID-19 spread and lessen burden on health care system.
Editorial
March 15
At a news conference Sunday with several state department leaders — including Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, left — Gov. Tim Walz sig

Closing K-12 schools is the right call for Minnesota

The decision to keep schools open for the children of health care workers is also prudent.
Editorial
March 13

Cost relief is critical to get more Americans tested for COVID-19

All of Minnesota's insurers, especially nonprofits, need to reduce the price barriers to care.
Editorial
March 13

Flu vs. COVID-19: Here are the facts

Dismissing coronavirus based on flu statistics puts families and communities at risk.
Editorial
March 13

The gun debate is on again in St. Paul

Minnesota would benefit from new laws that bolster public safety while protecting rights.
Editorial
March 12
Gov. Tim Walz displays his supplemental budget, which is scaled back due to the unexpected demand for spending on the coronavirus response.

It's the right time for state budget austerity, caution

Walz responsibly shelves ambitious plans in the face of pandemic and economic flux.
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March 11

The worthy goal is to keep citizens and cops safer

Minnesota panel has kick-started a critical discussion on officer-involved shootings statewide.
Editorial
March 10

A regrettable strike keeps 37,000 students out of school in St. Paul

The district and its teachers end talks after months of negotiations.
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March 10

Minneapolis Kmart buyout: A fix for an urban design mistake — finally

Four decades after closing Nicollet Avenue for the store, the city has a new, smarter plan.
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