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April 3, 2020

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

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks
The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.... Read More

Trump invokes Defense Production Act on 3M N95 respiratory masks
The order to help meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency's needs comes under the Defense Production Act, which the president invoked a week ago.... Read More

In abrupt reversal, Minnesota will release names of senior care facilities with coronavirus
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said her agency will begin publishing the names on its website as early as Friday or Saturday.... Read More

Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August
The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.... Read More

Minneapolis closes beaches, pools and programs for entire summer
The closures extend to park restrooms, drinking fountains and aquatic facilities.... Read More

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli keeps one cleat in both baseball, music worlds
Performing in front of demanding crowds is what groups do, and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli — currently with a lot of unexpected time on his hands — takes lessons from watching his team or his favorite band.... Read More

FDA approves first coronavirus antibody test in U.S.
With a finger prick of blood, test reveals whether a patient has been exposed to the virus and may have some immunity.... Read More

Turkey busts through semi windshield on I-35E
The driver was not hurt and the turkey went back into a wooded area, police said.... Read More

Minnesota high school spring sports' return in doubt after latest comments from Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday gave a strong signal to suggest students would not return to their school buildings before the current academic year ends, which almost certainly would mean no spring sports season.... Read More

'We need help': Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and the public health crisis deepened in New York City, where a funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185 bodies stacked up Th... Read More

Bringing the Minnesota outdoors in: Finding a nature fix while sheltering in
Star Tribune outdoors section contributors on their comfort reads, music and more.... Read More

Minnesota church that had evaded virus rules now cancels services
University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis had continued services despite virus threats, until Wednesday.... Read More

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.... Read More

Disease data modeling, in Minnesota and elsewhere, varies greatly
Modeling by the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota directly informed Gov. Tim Walz and guided his stay-at-home order... Read More

MnDOT spending $1 billion on 2020 road projects
Work on Hwy. 5 near the MSP Airport may pose the biggest travel challenges.... Read More

COVID-19 plans shrink health care work for Minnesota clinics and hospitals
While preparing for a surge at hospitals, outpatient care centers go dark and workers are told to stay home.... Read More

With COVID-19 hospitalizations rising in state, deal reached on treatment costs
Out-of-pocket treatment costs for some patients will be waived under an agreement announced with nonprofit insurers, along with other moves.... Read More

Companies study Medtronic plans in race to bolster ventilator production
Engineers are studying a variety of designs in the effort to bolster production of the potentially lifesaving devices.... Read More

More than 30 flee early-morning fire in north Minneapolis fourplex
At least 21 children were inside; smoke detectors "provided early warning," assistant fire chief said.... Read More

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