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Coronavirus in Minnesota: When is that extra $600 of unemployment coming?
1 hour 14 min ago
State Economist Laura Kalambokidis on Monday, April 6, 2020, spoke with members of the Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group about the state's finances and the impact the pandemic has had in Minnesota. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
A 'reverse tsunami' on the horizon, officials highlight coronavirus' hit to state economy
7 hours 8 min ago
Former State Rep. Ben Vig (left), D-Sharon, will serve as the Democratic-NPL Party's candidate for lieutenant governor. Veterinarian Shelley Lenz is the party's endorse candidate for governor. Forum News Service file photo
Former state rep to run for lieutenant governor on Dem-NPL ticket
11 hours 44 min ago
Minnesota launches anti-discrimination hotline
11 hours 57 min ago
Emergency responders on Thursday, March 26, 2020, stood six feet apart on the Capitol steps at a news conference asking Gov. Tim Walz to issue an executive order covering them under the state's workers' compensation program if they contract COVID-19 on the job. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
First responders could gain access to workers' comp for COVID-19 under Minnesota bill
12 hours 48 min ago
Jim Shaw greets guests Dave and Dee Pretty of Moorhead during a Patriots' Day celebration at the Clyde and Esther Allen home in south Moorhead in April 2018. Shaw is a native of Massachusetts, one of a handful of states that currently observe Patriots' Day. Forum News Service file photo
Bill would bring holiday celebrating start of American Revolution to Minnesota
16 hours 24 min ago
April 5, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, April 5, 2020, delivered his second State of the State address from the governor's residence in St. Paul. Walz was self-quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
'Long hours of darkness are ahead,' Walz says, but ‘spring’ will follow
April 5, 2020 - 7:25pm
Gov. Tim Walz speaks Thursday, March 12, as the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota looms. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
Gov. Walz requests federal COVID-19 disaster relief for Minnesota
April 5, 2020 - 5:30pm
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announces the closure of all schools in the state due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus at a press conference in Bismarck on Sunday, March 15. Joining him behind the podium are state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler (far right) and sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service
'Fastest signer in the West' brings access to North Dakota's deaf community
April 5, 2020 - 3:59pm
Terry Hanson is the executive director of the Grand Forks Housing Authority. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Data show some HUD housing scores decline sharply in North Dakota
April 5, 2020 - 7:00am
April 4, 2020
GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin rebuff calls to cancel in-person voting in Tuesday's elections
April 4, 2020 - 5:48pm
April 3, 2020
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake. (Jamie Lund / Pine Journal)
COVID-19 cases in Minnesota corrections facilities increase, officials take steps to limit spread
April 3, 2020 - 6:01pm
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday, April 3, 2020, gave a broadcast address from the governor's residence in St. Paul. The governor remained in self-quarantine after interacting with a security guard who tested positive for COVID-19.
'We want to see these border states move': Minnesota governor responds to neighbors avoiding stay-at-home orders
April 3, 2020 - 5:23pm
Mandy Wroolie, owner of Minisota Play Café in Champlin, on Friday,  April 3, 2020, in a video conference hearing with Minnesota lawmakers asked for additional state support in managing the economic hit of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
'Gamechanger' test could put Minnesotans back to work, but for now, those hit by COVID-19 ask for aid
April 3, 2020 - 5:10pm
The playground at Henton Park on the north side of Olivia has been taped off, with signs asking visitors not to use the equipment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All public playgrounds in Olivia and Willmar have been closed. Shelby Lindrud / West Central Tribune
Minnesota GOP chair accuses Democrats of 'extreme communist control' amid COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020 - 5:05pm