Photo by Aaron Lavinsky Medical assistant Jeri Sanderson tested patients for COVID-19 at M Health Fairview’s Wyoming Clinic in mid-August.

924 more COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths in Minnesota

Residents of long-term care facilities accounted for eight of the newly reported deaths.

New study has first clear evidence of how the coronavirus attacks the brain

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Such infection is likely to be rare, but some people may be susceptible because of their genetic backgrounds or a high viral load.
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Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

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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
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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The Latest: Nebraska nursing home virus toll relatively low

More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state's nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures.
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3:40pm
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.
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3:10pm

Wisconsin goes over 100,000 in positive COVID-19 tests

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Sunday that more than 100,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
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Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg's final summer

She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She even officiated at a wedding.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 15, 2020. McConnell said he would move forward with Preside

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the court was credited with bolstering GOP gains in the Senate in an otherwise bad midterm election.
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11:40am

Minnesota goes over 90,000 in positive tests for COVID-19

Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported that the state has topped more than 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began.
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11:10am

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia's primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight.
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11:00am

Law and order vs. health care as Dems, GOP vie for suburbs

In Republican hands for 28 years but now up for grabs, a suburban Missouri congressional district hugging St. Louis has become a lab for what each party considers one of its most lethal political weapons.
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FILE - Scorched vehicles rest at an auto shop destroyed by the Almeda Fire in Talent, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The Census Bureau is contend

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation's once-a-decade headcount.
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8:55am

Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret

As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations.
Coronavirus
September 19
The MDA/MDH Lab Building at the corner of Robert and 12th streets in St. Paul.

Genomic fingerprints help Minn. officials track coronavirus source

Sequencing helps identify spread of virus at outdoor concert, care facilities.
National
September 19

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea's new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country's recent…
Nation
September 19
HHS Secretary Alex Azar, center, has claimed authority to first sign any new FDA rules, including on coronavirus vaccines.

Health Secretary Alex Azar asserts authority over FDA

Outside observers were alarmed by the new memo, with one calling it "a power grab."
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September 19
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 16, 2020. Right: Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential

How Ginsburg's death could reshape the presidential campaign

A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation's most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots.
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September 19

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
Variety
September 19

Health officials report 934 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Minnesota heath officials reported 924 positive COVID-19 tests and 13 additional deaths on Saturday.
National
September 19

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation.
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September 19
Finn Marube, a clinical scientist with North Memorial, administered a COVID-19 test to Sandra Lynn White, of Minneapolis, in July behind the North Mem

High numbers of new COVID cases concern Minn. health officials

They suspect that social gatherings over Labor Day and the start of school may have contributed to those numbers.
National
September 19

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic?
National
September 19

Cities creating racial 'healing' committees to confront past

A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at discussing racial tensions and confronting the past.