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April 1, 2020

A neighborhood rises above viruses, vandals and other plagues
This is a story about someone who wanted to help: Cedar Thomas is an artist, a college senior and one of millions of Minnesotans making the best of bad times.... Read More

'A battlefield behind your home': Deaths mount in New York
New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.... Read More

Gov. Tim Walz postpones 2020 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, set for Otter Tail County
Despite this year's Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener being postponed until 2021, the 2020 fishing season will still open on May 9.... Read More

Season without a start: Twins' home opener is latest missing milestone in virus-interrupted schedule
Target Field, its grass already in midseason form, will sit empty Thursday instead of welcoming back the 2019 American League Central Division champions. The game was to be a sellout.... Read More

Leaders plead for social distancing in Minneapolis parks, even through summer
Alarmed by the numbers gathering at the most popular lakes and trails, parks leaders doubled down on their call for people to spread out and visit smaller neighborhood parks instead. They say doing so could head off more drastic action, such as closing parks altogether.... Read More

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus
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Minnesota COVID-19 cases increase by 60 to 689 with 5 more deaths
Officials continue to emphasize that the confirmed case count, which included five new deaths in the state, is not telling the whole picture.... Read More

University of Minnesota president says she will propose new 'fee refund' for students
Regents will meet after students said they were shortchanged.... Read More

Minnesota health officials continue to conceal names of senior care facilities with coronavirus
As deaths mount, pressure is building on the state to release more. The Minnesota Department of Health has cited concerns that releasing names would violate privacy laws.... Read More

Twins offer financial help to staff hurt by virus-canceled games
Funds are devoted to seasonal workers missing out on wages.... Read More

Gophers' Amber Fiser makes it official: She's back
Fiser, whose 31-9 season with a 1.27 ERA and 346 strikeouts helped the Gophers to the Women's College World Series last year, had her senior season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

On Census Day, about 46% of Minnesota households have said: We're here
Officials hope more Minnesotans will complete the form online.... Read More

Entangled eagles get a hand from Hennepin County sheriff's deputies
Both eagles flew away after deputies freed them.... Read More

Here's why Minnesota doesn't have enough hospital beds right now
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Gas prices slip below $1 a gallon at some Minnesota gas stations
Stations in Lakeville posted gas for $1.09 a gallon Wednesday... Read More

Minnesota, Midwest factory conditions plunge because of coronavirus
Manufacturers confidence levels hit record lows; supply chain issues complicate matters.... Read More

What you need to know about the novel coronavirus
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.... Read More

Medtronic, other med-tech firms fear parts shortage if Trump invokes wartime production law
Trump is under pressure to force companies to make ventilators for the U.S., but it's not so simple.... Read More

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states
President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdow... Read More

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota names new CEO
The nonprofit, one of the state's largest, named the interim CEO to the permanent spot.... Read More

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