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Uptick in St. Louis County virus cases is tied to one facility

Local health officials warned the coronavirus is also spreading through community transmission.

St. Paul closes playgrounds, sports courts, skate parks

Signage of St. Paul playground closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Parks, trails, open spaces, dog parks and athletic fields will remain open, the city said.

Minnesota medical retirees get back to work during pandemic

Dr. John Goeppinger, 71, retired since 2013, consulted with nurse Verna Fricke at C.A.R.E. Clinic in Red Wing, Minn.

They could soon become a bigger part of the plan in Minnesota.

HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

A worker is pictured at the Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Oklahoma City. In the warehouse are roughly f

The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients.

With restaurants closed, a bacon backup is building in Minn. and hog prices are plunging

Bacon is routinely on sale in Minnesota grocery stores these days as the coronavirus-related shutdown of restaurants is creating an oversupply in the

About two-thirds of bacon sales happened in restaurants and hog farmers are suddenly losing money.



Last year, the Minnesota National Guard assisted with flood response in Oslo, Minn. They're returning this year under an executive order signed Wednes

Walz activates National Guard to combat flooding threat

St. Paul schools start distance learning, eye 2020-21 budget
In North Loop, apartment dwellers cheer on medical workers from every balcony
Walz extends stay-at-home order to May 4

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Farmington’s Zac Janz, a junior running back, had all his spring travel plans nixed by the pandemic.

No-look recruiting: Canceled football camps leave prospects no place to go

Scoggins: Gophers' athletic budget concerns signal restructuring of college sports
U's LaFontaine a goalie by day, meticulous journal keeper by night
Still-closed golf courses take hope from state approval to mow grass

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Frontier Airlines has served the Twin Cities since 1995.

Frontier Airlines moving from Terminal 1 at MSP to Terminal 2

Wells Fargo to resume making emergency small-business loans
Schafer: Supportive communities are a strength, and working from home on video can't last
Minnesota medical retirees get back to work during pandemic

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, left, updated media on the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference March 18.

Iowa, Dakotas should join Minnesota in COVID-19 fight

Counterpoint: Fear, phobias won't obstruct march toward urban solutions
Sack cartoon: Bernie's barbells
Readers Write: Price gouging, Wisconsin primary, Ilhan Omar, the state budget


Sack cartoon: Bernie's barbells
Bernie's barbells

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Spike Lee, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman", attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019,

Take a deep dive into Spike Lee films: Our critic's top 7 picks

Where to get Easter and Passover takeout in the Twin Cities
Duchesne Drew named next president at Minnesota Public Radio
Remembering John Prine: The songwriting great who invented East St. Paul

Scoggins: Gophers' athletic budget concerns signal restructuring of college sports

The COVID-19 pandemic already has taken a bite out of sports revenue in universities across the country. If it lingers long enough to eradicate the football season, colleges big and small will face difficult decisions to cope with crushing financial losses.

Schafer: Supportive communities are a strength, and working from home on video can't last

When you think about it, the supportive communities of elder care centers can be thought of as a metaphor for healthy neighborhoods, towns, cities and workplaces.

Souhan: Is MLB so desperate for games it would put lives at risk?

COVID-19 isn't just a disease. It's an intelligence test. If baseball tries this, its entire management team will get a failing grade.




With Sen. Bernie Sanders dropping out of the presidential race, the clash between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will be ramped up against an un

With Bernie Sanders out, election matchup is set, and transformed

Secretary of State Simon proposes changes to reduce in-person voting
State Supreme Court allows voter data withheld from public
As outbreaks flatten in places, Japan, India see more cases

Linda Tripp during an interview on Feb. 11, 1999. Tripp, the former White House and Pentagon employee whose secret audiotapes of Monica Lewinsky led t

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton affair, dies at 70

HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted
Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14
New CDC guidance for essential workers during coronavirus

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 photo, men inspect a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. The missile fired by the Saudi-led

Saudi officials announce Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus
Pope creates new expert commission to study women deacons
Masked crowds fill Wuhan's streets, trains as lockdown ends

Former Nike missile site in Watertown, Minn. Closed since the 1970s, it's slated for an environmental cleanup.

Was Minnesota once home to nuclear missiles during the Cold War?

Your top questions about Minnesota lakes answered
Why does Minnesota have one of highest rates of volunteering in the country?
Pandemic prep: Here's what you need to know

In spite of a drop in the number children at Aunty’s Child Care in Duluth, the center caters to parents working on the front line of the virus respo

Minnesota child-care providers struggling to stay open during pandemic

St. Louis County buying hotel rooms to shelter homeless
Duluth becomes bald eagle hub during spring migration
Isle Royale National Park opening delayed two months to mid-June

This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli during an interview in Paris. Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunda

Bocelli: It's not a concert for coronavirus, it's a prayer

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants
Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73
Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

Bacon is routinely on sale in Minnesota grocery stores these days as the coronavirus-related shutdown of restaurants is creating an oversupply in the

With restaurants closed, a bacon backup is building in Minn. and hog prices are plunging

Job losses in manufacturing show breadth of downturn in Minnesota
Economic fallout from coronavirus is also hitting farmers
Moratorium on large dairies proposed at Minnesota Legislature

Bernie Schluessler was moved to tears as she sat in her driveway March 30, 2020, watching the parade drive by her house in celebration of her 75th bir

'Birthday parades' replace missing parties in Hastings during pandemic

Minneapolis-based BLIND Inc. teaches life skills and the joy of independence
Minneapolis woman collected thousands of bras — then gave them away to women in shelters
HandsOn Twin Cities leader shares ways we all can help during pandemic