Minnesota has purchased the Bix Produce Co.’s former cold storage facility in St. Paul to use as a temporary morgue, bracing for a peak in COVID-19

Pandemic leads to 20% increase in overall deaths in Minnesota

In just seven weeks, the additional fatalities have cut into generations and communities, especially the elderly and people of color.
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Grim milestone: 1,000 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19

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Grim milestone: 1,000 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19
What lives they led. They were spouses, grandparents, siblings. They came from farms and from cities. They were teachers, engineers, homemakers, executives. They fished and sang and danced. They raced motorcycles and made quilts and raised champion dogs. And in the end, they died of COVID-19.
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May 30
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As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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Launch gives spectators pride, reprieve from troubled times

For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets.
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Indians wait outside a popular eatery for their takeaway food orders in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
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Certified medical assistant Scott Bodin placed a nasal swab in a sterile bag after administering a COVID-19 test at the Min No Aya Win clinic in Cloqu

COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 in Minnesota as cases rise 659

The statewide total stands at 1,026 deaths after 30 more were reported Saturday.
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US faith leaders wrestle twin traumas in protests, virus

American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.
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5:00pm

Pepper spray, tear gas used to stop Dallas, Houston protests

Police in Texas' two largest cities deployed pepper spray and tear gas Friday night as protests escalated over the death of Houston native George Floyd…
National
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Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week

President Donald Trump celebrated on Saturday the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, marveling at the power of the rocket ship and the danger faced by its passengers as they soared into the stratosphere and provided a moment of triumph as the country raged and mourned.
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4:50pm

Fargo protesters march for hours over death of George Floyd

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Fargo on Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, marching for hours from a downtown park through the southwest part of the city and into West Fargo.
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Hardik Kalra stocked meat in a cooler at a supermarket, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Des Moines.

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

As if trips to the grocery store weren't nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.
National
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The Latest: Greece not limiting tourists, will do testing

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with…
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Wisconsin tops 18,000 in positive tests for the coronavirus

Wisconsin has topped 18,000 in positive test results for the coronavirus, state health officials reported Saturday.
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`Death By Racism': Part of America's DNA from the start?

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a black man or woman living in America in 2020. How could you not believe that racism kills?If…
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Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

House and Senate Democrats will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of their investigation into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump.
National
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Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.
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Before Floyd death, activists saw progress on police reforms

Years of dialogue about police and criminal justice reforms in Minneapolis had improved the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement, activists say — before the police killing this week of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes as he pleaded for air.
National
2:55pm

Cuomo signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus.
Variety
12:35pm

Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts

The U.S. auto industry's coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
National
12:05pm

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
Variety
11:40am

Minnesota goes over 1,000 in deaths due to the coronavirus

Minnesota has topped more than 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health said Saturday.
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Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

What passes for a pandemic-era speakeasy these days in New York City isn't secret at all.
National
10:00am

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas.