A stillness has settled over the Twin Cities with the stay-at-home order. Few cars were heading into downtown Minneapolis on Monday morning, though th

Minnesota's response shows promise in slowing virus

Gov. Tim Walz said he will be looking this week for updated modeling and any signs of the infection ebbing before deciding on extend his stay-at-home order.

Minnesota details breadth of elder-care coronavirus cases

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The Waters of Edina was one of four dozen facilities statewide reporting outbreaks of the coronavirus.
More than half of the 24 Minnesotans who have died from the disease lived in nursing homes or assisted-living centers.

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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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Coronavirus scams: guard against fraud cures and other cons

Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a surge of complaints about scams targeting people who fear catching the virus or need money due to lost income.
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Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain

After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear.
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Democrats want additions to Trump $250B emergency virus aid

Congressional Democratic leaders proposed Wednesday adding hundreds of billions of dollars for health care, state and local governments, and food stamps to $250 billion in fresh emergency aid President Donald Trump wants to help small businesses weather the coronavirus epidemic.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Wednesday that the city's official coronavirus statistics have missed hundreds of people who died at home without ever being tested for the virus, and said the city would start including such victims in its COVID-19 tally.
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Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream America.
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If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you.
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Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

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After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on Election Day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast a ballot.

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Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. The warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guidelines in the nation's capital, even as health officials predict the city could become one of the next U.S. hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters.

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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Los Angeles has embarked on a massive and unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable residents as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: 'Covidiot'

A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii's traveler quarantine: "covidiot."

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Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from plums to satsuma oranges to kumquats. And when the lawn surrounding her south Louisiana home grew too high, the 78-year-old grandmother climbed on her lawnmower to cut it herself.
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