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The outbreaks raise concerns that virus will spread beyond prison walls.
They suspect that social gatherings over Labor Day and the start of school may have contributed to those numbers.
"He was prepared for both but resolved to live," a daughter said after listening to him recount his ordeal.
The free screening was one of dozens that have been held this summer as health officials partner with churches and community groups to make tests more accessible to racially diverse communities.
COVID-19 has hit elders in Minnesota's Somali community especially hard — and racial inequities have led to mistreatment and inadequate care, a local group says.
The 4 million masks sent out to chambers of commerce and other groups for distribution should make it easier for businesses around the state.
A group of local vets decided three years ago that Alexandria needed its own veterans memorial and wanted to do things differently.
It comes as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is debating whether to mandate mask-wearing in the state.
State health care and government officials hold their breath over how the summer festivities will affect the spread of the virus.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm urged Minnesotans to celebrate the holiday primarily with the people in their own households and to consider virtual visits with larger groups.