Victoria Conrad got to spend an hour with her 99-year old father, Howard Seitzer, at Oak Meadows Senior Living in Oakdale on June 18, when outdoor vis

Minnesota will let some family members inside senior homes

For the first time in four months, families will be allowed to visit their loved ones inside senior care homes, as Minnesota health authorities cautiously lift lockdown restrictions meant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among vulnerable older adults.
Patty Secrest held a small urn with part of the ashes of her partner of 18 years, Don Lydick, in her Stillwater home. Both Secrest and Lydick were hos
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After the virus, hellish recovery

July 10
Hospitals are reporting better-than-expected survival rates but worse-than-expected complications even after patients have technically recovered.
Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon
COVID-19

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

July 10
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
A group of Minnesota State University, Mankato students enjoyed time at the 507 in downtown Mankato.
Coronavirus

Can bars and COVID-19 coexist? Mankato might have the answer

July 10
What happens in the city's drinking establishments over the next several weeks could have a real impact on the size and scope of an expected second wave of the coronavirus.
Children arrive for classes at Forest View Elementary where social distancing is enforced. In what could be a preview of things to come this fall, a s
Coronavirus

Most Minnesota parents OK with school reopening, survey says

July 10
In state survey, a majority expressed dissatisfaction with distance learning.
Coronavirus

Minneapolis' $156M budget hole may require up to 40 layoffs, Frey says

July 9
The proposal is far from final and must ultimately be approved by City Council. Frey said he would seek to minimize cuts for firefighters, police officers and 911 dispatchers.
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589 new COVID-19 cases as Minnesota passes 40,000 mark

July 9
In the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases among people in their 20s increased 13%.
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