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COVIDaware MN App Available in Minnesota to Track COVID-19
COVIDaware MN launched Monday and it notifies people when they've been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19, while also protecting the privacy of everyone involved. Here's how it works.
Mayo Clinic Is Seeking Volunteers For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Mayo Clinic is gearing up for COVID-19 vaccine trials and is seeking possible participants.
Walz to Announce Technology to Help Spread Slow of COVID-19
Gov. Tim Walz plans to unveil new technology designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which has been surging in the state this month.
Rochester Council Considering 'Financial Relief' For Businesses
The Rochester City Council is being asked to consider giving some financial relief to some businesses that are affected by ongoing Covid-related restrictions.
You Could Be Fined for Violating New MN Ban on Social Gatherings
As Minnesota tries to get a handle on the rising cases of the coronavirus, it's banned ANY social gatherings-- and you could face a fine if you violate the new executive order.
Community Asked to Help Protect Rochester's Health Care Workers
The local health care systems preparations for the COVID Surge are being tested.
Rochester Gym That Wasn't Closing During Shut Down is Now Closed
The Rochester gym that declared "Yes, Governor Walz ordered gyms to shut down. No, we will NOT be closing!" is now closed.
Anyone Working During "Dial Back, Minnesota" Should Get Tested
The Minnesota Department of Health has updated its recommendations on who needs to be tested for COVID-19.
Study: Motorcycle Rally Sparked COVID-19 Cases in Minnesota
This summer's huge motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to dozens of coronavirus cases in neighboring Minnesota. That's the finding of a report Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iowa Tyson Plant Officials Suspended Amid COVID Betting Scandal
An amended lawsuit filed against the company in April alleges plant managers took bets on how many workers would get COVID-19.
Minnesota's New Covid Restrictions Begin At Midnight Friday
Thousands of Minnesota businesses will be locking their doors at midnight as the state’s latest COVID-19 restrictions kick in.
Fewer People Seeking Work is Dropping MN Jobless Rate
Minnesota's unemployment rate is now down over 50-percent from the peak reached in May.
Minnesota Hits New Records for COVID Deaths and Hospitalizations
The grim COVID-19 statistics for Minnesota have reached new record highs for a second straight day.