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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

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The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The problem: Even if the administration prefers to work with the Legislature, lawmakers know the governor can act without legislative authority. 

Read full article: The Minnesota Legislature really wants a...→

Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

Read full article: Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergenc...→
Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Quarantine Qoncert #1 will take place at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, May 8) as a Zoom “house concert.” It will feature solo sets with drummer JT Bates, guitarist Z [...]

Read full article: Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I...→

In ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully describes ‘the fake patriotism of Donald J. Trump’ | MinnPost

For most of his life, John J. Pitney Jr., a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College, identified as a Republican. The takeover of his party [...]

Read full article: In ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully d...→
Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

He’s a scientist, and he’s just giving his best analysis of what the “best evidence” shows, but he works for someone who has a tendency to fire those who disag [...]

Read full article: Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science ma...→

With U.S. as COVID’s epicenter, Wapo offers sad, frightening look inside the White House | MinnPost

The review of decision-making during 34 days includes an I-never-said-the-things-I-said video of President Trump.

Read full article: With U.S. as COVID’s epicenter, Wapo off...→
Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

The top officials in the DFL and Republican parties both said they hoped – in an era of increasing ethnic diversity in Minnesota – to find ways to create stron [...]

Read full article: Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s politi...→
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How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has halted the sports calendar. How does Minnesota's regional [...]

Read full article: How do you run a regional sports network...→
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Evidence suggests COVID-19 present in Minnesota long before initial detection | MinnPost

Plus: Twin Cities homebuilding industry has strong month; Midwest manufacturing employment drops; interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar; and more.

Read full article: Evidence suggests COVID-19 present in Mi...→
Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

It is time for consumers of social media technology to demand social responsibility and community engagement from social media websites.

Read full article: Social media as a 21st-century emergency...→
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WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

I used to tell my friends, who sometimes would challenge my sanity for being a wrestling fan, that professional wrestling and politics are essentially the same [...]

Read full article: WWE and politics: Art imitates life and ...→
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What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates, further confusing public understanding.

Read full article: What antibody studies can tell you — and...→
Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

ALSO: Online Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale; Arena Dances' creative dinner and (Zoom) show; and more.

Read full article: Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; M...→
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‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

Because loss upends the lives of those left behind, Carolyn Kinzel explained it is her organization’s goal to help grieving families build connections that can [...]

Read full article: ‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds ...→

Regular aerobic exercise linked to improved memory and thinking skills | MinnPost

“Our study showed that six months’ worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as me [...]

Read full article: Regular aerobic exercise linked to impro...→
Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

The new model incorporates more recent data on the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

Read full article: Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model...→
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In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

Perhaps the most direct impact of the census on health outcomes is its role in resource allocation. Data retrieved through the census is used to apportion bill [...]

Read full article: In the midst of a pandemic, racial dispa...→
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Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

The shift to distance learning has prompted districts to invest in technology, prepare and deliver meals to students and incur other COVID-related expenses eve [...]

Read full article: Minnesota school-district leaders grappl...→
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Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Like many events that can’t be held in a time of physical distancing, the 28th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour has gone online.

Read full article: Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As ar...→
Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

The average age for a first heart attack is 65 years for men and 72 years for women. The most common symptoms are chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath.

Read full article: Men and women share the three most commo...→
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Fischbach endorsed in Minnesota’s CD7; Kistner in CD2 | MinnPost

The fight for the Republican endorsements for U.S. House in Minnesota’s Second and Seventh Districts saw accusations, legal complaints and nasty tweets, but in [...]

Read full article: Fischbach endorsed in Minnesota’s CD7; K...→
How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

If you want to remember this period in later years with clarity and accuracy, start keeping a written record of what you’re experiencing.

Read full article: How the coronavirus lockdown is distorti...→
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The true scope of a pandemic only becomes clear after it’s over | MinnPost

Whatever the numbers tell us today about infections and fatalities, they almost certainly represent a significant undercount.

Read full article: The true scope of a pandemic only become...→
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Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

We believe that informed citizens make for a better community, and a key to our nonprofit mission is serving all of Minnesota, not just those who can afford it [...]

Read full article: Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 ...→
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Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned against using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a [...]

Read full article: Online inquiries about buying unproven C...→
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How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

Those who run some of Minnesota’s largest job-training nonprofits are urging the state to invest in programs to help those who had already been on the margins [...]

Read full article: How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequaliti...→
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How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

This nation needs to temper our nationalistic instincts and hyper-partisanship. We need to make both short-term and long-term policy decisions guided by what s [...]

Read full article: How will we respond to the pandemic? | M...→
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COVID-19 highlights the disparities in pregnancy care — including harmful restrictions to abortion  | MinnPost

The COVID-19 crisis is shining a light on cracks and burdens in our health care system, often at the expense of our patients.

Read full article: COVID-19 highlights the disparities in p...→
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In the space of a year foragers practically wiped out the ginseng supply in Minnesota’s Big Woods | MinnPost

The appeal of hunting ginseng came from the cash paid for it — hard currency was scarce after the financial crash of 1857.

Read full article: In the space of a year foragers practica...→
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Minneapolis parks to close courts, athletic fields and playgrounds | MinnPost

Plus: Summer X Games in Minneapolis canceled; authorities investigating deaths of two men in western Wisconsin; thousands of Minnesota businesses prepare to re [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis parks to close courts, athle...→
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How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

It used to be a big deal even to suggest that the president had said something inaccurate, and it was beyond imaginable to call his statements “lies.” Now it’s [...]

Read full article: How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is af...→
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Through protests, lawsuits and a pandemic, abortion care is essential health care, and we are here to stay | MinnPost

No one should ever be forced to carry a pregnancy against her will, and most especially not in a pandemic when our lives are filled with uncertainty, economic [...]

Read full article: Through protests, lawsuits and a pandemi...→
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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also said Monday there have been 11,799 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 528 from Sunday’s count. 

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; cau...→
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Minneapolis Fed prez Kashkari: ‘I don’t think we’re actually headed for another Great Depression’ | MinnPost

Plus: St. Paul school board chair critically ill with COVID-19; Minnesota gets bad grade for social distancing; Ventura officially drops presidential bid consi [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis Fed prez Kashkari: ‘I don’t ...→
Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

“There’s misapprehension among scientists and the public that natural ecosystems are the source of threats to ourselves. It’s a mistake," said scientist Richar [...]

Read full article: Destruction of habitat and loss of biodi...→

Hennepin County starts to move vulnerable homeless to hotels | MinnPost

Plus: environmental funding in limbo over legislative dispute; curbside maternity care a thing now; and more.

Read full article: Hennepin County starts to move vulnerabl...→
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Luz Ramirez Cruz | MinnPost

Luz has a BA in American studies and educational studies from Macalester College. Her academic interests are primarily in pre-columbian Indigenous history, pos [...]

Read full article: Luz Ramirez Cruz | MinnPost...→
The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

Of the 28 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Friday, 24 were residents of long-term care. So far, 80 percent of those who have died of COVID [...]

Read full article: The daily coronavirus update: 594 new ca...→
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Dave Kenney | MinnPost

Dave Kenney is a freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. His books include Minnesota in the '70s, Twin Cities Picture Show, Minnesota Goes to War, [...]

Read full article: Dave Kenney | MinnPost...→
The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

"I see this as something we’re all experiencing, and we have to work together and support one another in order to get through this," said Dakota owner Lowell P [...]

Read full article: The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music conn...→
Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

ALSO: Greta Oglesby reads from her memoir; Novel Stages crosses boundaries, challenges genres; and more.

Read full article: Ordway announces Broadway season; three ...→
The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The study found that after viewing the film, people tend to express higher levels of prejudice toward individuals with mental illness.

Read full article: The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful st...→
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Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Previously, the CDC had cited fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible signs of the illness. The updated list includes six additional symptoms.

Read full article: Chills, headache, loss of taste among sy...→
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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Tr...→
How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

It used to be a big deal even to suggest that the president had said something inaccurate, and it was beyond imaginable to call his statements “lies.” Now it’s [...]

Read full article: How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is af...→
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Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

The new model incorporates more recent data on the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

Read full article: Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model...→
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Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

Read full article: Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergenc...→
Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also said Monday there have been 11,799 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 528 from Sunday’s count. 

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; cau...→
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In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

Perhaps the most direct impact of the census on health outcomes is its role in resource allocation. Data retrieved through the census is used to apportion bill [...]

Read full article: In the midst of a pandemic, racial dispa...→
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Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Quarantine Qoncert #1 will take place at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, May 8) as a Zoom “house concert.” It will feature solo sets with drummer JT Bates, guitarist Z [...]

Read full article: Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I...→
Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

“There’s misapprehension among scientists and the public that natural ecosystems are the source of threats to ourselves. It’s a mistake," said scientist Richar [...]

Read full article: Destruction of habitat and loss of biodi...→
Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Like many events that can’t be held in a time of physical distancing, the 28th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour has gone online.

Read full article: Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As ar...→
Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

He’s a scientist, and he’s just giving his best analysis of what the “best evidence” shows, but he works for someone who has a tendency to fire those who disag [...]

Read full article: Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science ma...→

Fischbach endorsed in Minnesota’s CD7; Kistner in CD2 | MinnPost

The fight for the Republican endorsements for U.S. House in Minnesota’s Second and Seventh Districts saw accusations, legal complaints and nasty tweets, but in [...]

Read full article: Fischbach endorsed in Minnesota’s CD7; K...→
Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

The top officials in the DFL and Republican parties both said they hoped – in an era of increasing ethnic diversity in Minnesota – to find ways to create stron [...]

Read full article: Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s politi...→
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The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

Of the 28 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Friday, 24 were residents of long-term care. So far, 80 percent of those who have died of COVID [...]

Read full article: The daily coronavirus update: 594 new ca...→
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The true scope of a pandemic only becomes clear after it’s over | MinnPost

Whatever the numbers tell us today about infections and fatalities, they almost certainly represent a significant undercount.

Read full article: The true scope of a pandemic only become...→
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Evidence suggests COVID-19 present in Minnesota long before initial detection | MinnPost

Plus: Twin Cities homebuilding industry has strong month; Midwest manufacturing employment drops; interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar; and more.

Read full article: Evidence suggests COVID-19 present in Mi...→
The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

"I see this as something we’re all experiencing, and we have to work together and support one another in order to get through this," said Dakota owner Lowell P [...]

Read full article: The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music conn...→
Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned against using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a [...]

Read full article: Online inquiries about buying unproven C...→
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WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

I used to tell my friends, who sometimes would challenge my sanity for being a wrestling fan, that professional wrestling and politics are essentially the same [...]

Read full article: WWE and politics: Art imitates life and ...→
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Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

ALSO: Greta Oglesby reads from her memoir; Novel Stages crosses boundaries, challenges genres; and more.

Read full article: Ordway announces Broadway season; three ...→
How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

This nation needs to temper our nationalistic instincts and hyper-partisanship. We need to make both short-term and long-term policy decisions guided by what s [...]

Read full article: How will we respond to the pandemic? | M...→
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In the space of a year foragers practically wiped out the ginseng supply in Minnesota’s Big Woods | MinnPost

The appeal of hunting ginseng came from the cash paid for it — hard currency was scarce after the financial crash of 1857.

Read full article: In the space of a year foragers practica...→
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‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

Because loss upends the lives of those left behind, Carolyn Kinzel explained it is her organization’s goal to help grieving families build connections that can [...]

Read full article: ‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds ...→

Regular aerobic exercise linked to improved memory and thinking skills | MinnPost

“Our study showed that six months’ worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as me [...]

Read full article: Regular aerobic exercise linked to impro...→
The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The problem: Even if the administration prefers to work with the Legislature, lawmakers know the governor can act without legislative authority. 

Read full article: The Minnesota Legislature really wants a...→

Through protests, lawsuits and a pandemic, abortion care is essential health care, and we are here to stay | MinnPost

No one should ever be forced to carry a pregnancy against her will, and most especially not in a pandemic when our lives are filled with uncertainty, economic [...]

Read full article: Through protests, lawsuits and a pandemi...→
  • #| MinnPost

Minneapolis Fed prez Kashkari: ‘I don’t think we’re actually headed for another Great Depression’ | MinnPost

Plus: St. Paul school board chair critically ill with COVID-19; Minnesota gets bad grade for social distancing; Ventura officially drops presidential bid consi [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis Fed prez Kashkari: ‘I don’t ...→
Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

The shift to distance learning has prompted districts to invest in technology, prepare and deliver meals to students and incur other COVID-related expenses eve [...]

Read full article: Minnesota school-district leaders grappl...→
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In ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully describes ‘the fake patriotism of Donald J. Trump’ | MinnPost

For most of his life, John J. Pitney Jr., a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College, identified as a Republican. The takeover of his party [...]

Read full article: In ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully d...→

Hennepin County starts to move vulnerable homeless to hotels | MinnPost

Plus: environmental funding in limbo over legislative dispute; curbside maternity care a thing now; and more.

Read full article: Hennepin County starts to move vulnerabl...→
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Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

The average age for a first heart attack is 65 years for men and 72 years for women. The most common symptoms are chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath.

Read full article: Men and women share the three most commo...→
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With U.S. as COVID’s epicenter, Wapo offers sad, frightening look inside the White House | MinnPost

The review of decision-making during 34 days includes an I-never-said-the-things-I-said video of President Trump.

Read full article: With U.S. as COVID’s epicenter, Wapo off...→

Luz Ramirez Cruz | MinnPost

Luz has a BA in American studies and educational studies from Macalester College. Her academic interests are primarily in pre-columbian Indigenous history, pos [...]

Read full article: Luz Ramirez Cruz | MinnPost...→
How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

If you want to remember this period in later years with clarity and accuracy, start keeping a written record of what you’re experiencing.

Read full article: How the coronavirus lockdown is distorti...→
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How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has halted the sports calendar. How does Minnesota's regional [...]

Read full article: How do you run a regional sports network...→
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Dave Kenney | MinnPost

Dave Kenney is a freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. His books include Minnesota in the '70s, Twin Cities Picture Show, Minnesota Goes to War, [...]

Read full article: Dave Kenney | MinnPost...→
Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

We believe that informed citizens make for a better community, and a key to our nonprofit mission is serving all of Minnesota, not just those who can afford it [...]

Read full article: Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 ...→
  • #| MinnPost
Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

It is time for consumers of social media technology to demand social responsibility and community engagement from social media websites.

Read full article: Social media as a 21st-century emergency...→
  • #| MinnPost
How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

Those who run some of Minnesota’s largest job-training nonprofits are urging the state to invest in programs to help those who had already been on the margins [...]

Read full article: How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequaliti...→
  • #| MinnPost
What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates, further confusing public understanding.

Read full article: What antibody studies can tell you — and...→
The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The study found that after viewing the film, people tend to express higher levels of prejudice toward individuals with mental illness.

Read full article: The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful st...→
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COVID-19 highlights the disparities in pregnancy care — including harmful restrictions to abortion  | MinnPost

The COVID-19 crisis is shining a light on cracks and burdens in our health care system, often at the expense of our patients.

Read full article: COVID-19 highlights the disparities in p...→
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Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

ALSO: Online Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale; Arena Dances' creative dinner and (Zoom) show; and more.

Read full article: Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; M...→
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Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Previously, the CDC had cited fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible signs of the illness. The updated list includes six additional symptoms.

Read full article: Chills, headache, loss of taste among sy...→
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Minneapolis parks to close courts, athletic fields and playgrounds | MinnPost

Plus: Summer X Games in Minneapolis canceled; authorities investigating deaths of two men in western Wisconsin; thousands of Minnesota businesses prepare to re [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis parks to close courts, athle...→
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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Tr...→

Regular aerobic exercise linked to improved memory and thinking skills | MinnPost

“Our study showed that six months’ worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as me [...]

Read full article: Regular aerobic exercise linked to impro...→
How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

How Trump’s norm-breaking behavior is affecting journalistic norms | MinnPost

It used to be a big deal even to suggest that the president had said something inaccurate, and it was beyond imaginable to call his statements “lies.” Now it’s [...]

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The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The Minnesota Legislature really wants a say in how the state distributes federal COVID-19 money — even if Walz doesn’t have to listen to them | MinnPost

The problem: Even if the administration prefers to work with the Legislature, lawmakers know the governor can act without legislative authority. 

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Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

Minnesota has updated its COVID-19 model. Here’s what it tells us | MinnPost

The new model incorporates more recent data on the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

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Through protests, lawsuits and a pandemic, abortion care is essential health care, and we are here to stay | MinnPost

No one should ever be forced to carry a pregnancy against her will, and most especially not in a pandemic when our lives are filled with uncertainty, economic [...]

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Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 13 deaths; caution about dip in case numbers | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also said Monday there have been 11,799 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 528 from Sunday’s count. 

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In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

In the midst of a pandemic, racial disparities in COVID-19 show why the census still matters | MinnPost

Perhaps the most direct impact of the census on health outcomes is its role in resource allocation. Data retrieved through the census is used to apportion bill [...]

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Minneapolis Fed prez Kashkari: ‘I don’t think we’re actually headed for another Great Depression’ | MinnPost

Plus: St. Paul school board chair critically ill with COVID-19; Minnesota gets bad grade for social distancing; Ventura officially drops presidential bid consi [...]

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Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris: ‘The thing I’ve worked on for my whole musical life is just not an option right now’ | MinnPost

Quarantine Qoncert #1 will take place at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, May 8) as a Zoom “house concert.” It will feature solo sets with drummer JT Bates, guitarist Z [...]

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Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic | MinnPost

The shift to distance learning has prompted districts to invest in technology, prepare and deliver meals to students and incur other COVID-related expenses eve [...]

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Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge | MinnPost

“There’s misapprehension among scientists and the public that natural ecosystems are the source of threats to ourselves. It’s a mistake," said scientist Richar [...]

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In ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully describes ‘the fake patriotism of Donald J. Trump’ | MinnPost

For most of his life, John J. Pitney Jr., a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College, identified as a Republican. The takeover of his party [...]

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Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Minnesota potter Matthew Krousey: ‘As artists, not creating right now would be a big mistake’ | MinnPost

Like many events that can’t be held in a time of physical distancing, the 28th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour has gone online.

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Hennepin County starts to move vulnerable homeless to hotels | MinnPost

Plus: environmental funding in limbo over legislative dispute; curbside maternity care a thing now; and more.

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Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

Dr. Fauci’s firm adherence to science makes him a profile in courage | MinnPost

He’s a scientist, and he’s just giving his best analysis of what the “best evidence” shows, but he works for someone who has a tendency to fire those who disag [...]

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Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

Men and women share the three most common heart-attack symptoms, study finds | MinnPost

The average age for a first heart attack is 65 years for men and 72 years for women. The most common symptoms are chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath.

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With U.S. as COVID’s epicenter, Wapo offers sad, frightening look inside the White House | MinnPost

The review of decision-making during 34 days includes an I-never-said-the-things-I-said video of President Trump.

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Fischbach endorsed in Minnesota’s CD7; Kistner in CD2 | MinnPost

The fight for the Republican endorsements for U.S. House in Minnesota’s Second and Seventh Districts saw accusations, legal complaints and nasty tweets, but in [...]

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Luz Ramirez Cruz | MinnPost

Luz has a BA in American studies and educational studies from Macalester College. Her academic interests are primarily in pre-columbian Indigenous history, pos [...]

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Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

Beyond elections: Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees? | MinnPost

The top officials in the DFL and Republican parties both said they hoped – in an era of increasing ethnic diversity in Minnesota – to find ways to create stron [...]

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How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

How the coronavirus lockdown is distorting our sense of time — and our memories | MinnPost

If you want to remember this period in later years with clarity and accuracy, start keeping a written record of what you’re experiencing.

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The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

The daily coronavirus update: 594 new cases in Minnesota | MinnPost

Of the 28 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Friday, 24 were residents of long-term care. So far, 80 percent of those who have died of COVID [...]

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How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

How do you run a regional sports network when there are no sports? | MinnPost

At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has halted the sports calendar. How does Minnesota's regional [...]

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The true scope of a pandemic only becomes clear after it’s over | MinnPost

Whatever the numbers tell us today about infections and fatalities, they almost certainly represent a significant undercount.

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Dave Kenney | MinnPost

Dave Kenney is a freelance writer specializing in Minnesota history. His books include Minnesota in the '70s, Twin Cities Picture Show, Minnesota Goes to War, [...]

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Evidence suggests COVID-19 present in Minnesota long before initial detection | MinnPost

Plus: Twin Cities homebuilding industry has strong month; Midwest manufacturing employment drops; interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar; and more.

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Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

Serving all Minnesotans during COVID-19 | MinnPost

We believe that informed citizens make for a better community, and a key to our nonprofit mission is serving all of Minnesota, not just those who can afford it [...]

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The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

The Dakota’s Lowell Pickett: ‘Music connects us as human beings’ | MinnPost

"I see this as something we’re all experiencing, and we have to work together and support one another in order to get through this," said Dakota owner Lowell P [...]

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Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system | MinnPost

It is time for consumers of social media technology to demand social responsibility and community engagement from social media websites.

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Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Online inquiries about buying unproven COVID-19 drugs skyrocketed after Musk and Trump endorsements, study finds | MinnPost

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned against using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a [...]

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WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

WWE and politics: Art imitates life and life imitates art  | MinnPost

I used to tell my friends, who sometimes would challenge my sanity for being a wrestling fan, that professional wrestling and politics are essentially the same [...]

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How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce | MinnPost

Those who run some of Minnesota’s largest job-training nonprofits are urging the state to invest in programs to help those who had already been on the margins [...]

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Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

Ordway announces Broadway season; three big online music festivals are coming | MinnPost

ALSO: Greta Oglesby reads from her memoir; Novel Stages crosses boundaries, challenges genres; and more.

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What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

What antibody studies can tell you — and more importantly, what they can’t | MinnPost

Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates, further confusing public understanding.

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How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

How will we respond to the pandemic? | MinnPost

This nation needs to temper our nationalistic instincts and hyper-partisanship. We need to make both short-term and long-term policy decisions guided by what s [...]

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The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The movie ‘Joker’ perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misinformation about mental illness, study finds | MinnPost

The study found that after viewing the film, people tend to express higher levels of prejudice toward individuals with mental illness.

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COVID-19 highlights the disparities in pregnancy care — including harmful restrictions to abortion  | MinnPost

The COVID-19 crisis is shining a light on cracks and burdens in our health care system, often at the expense of our patients.

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Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

Two playwrights receive Mellon grants; Minnesota Book Awards’ livestream ceremony | MinnPost

ALSO: Online Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale; Arena Dances' creative dinner and (Zoom) show; and more.

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In the space of a year foragers practically wiped out the ginseng supply in Minnesota’s Big Woods | MinnPost

The appeal of hunting ginseng came from the cash paid for it — hard currency was scarce after the financial crash of 1857.

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Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Chills, headache, loss of taste among symptoms added to CDC’s list for COVID-19 | MinnPost

Previously, the CDC had cited fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible signs of the illness. The updated list includes six additional symptoms.

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‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

‘Brighter Days’ ahead: Nonprofit builds connections to support grieving families | MinnPost

Because loss upends the lives of those left behind, Carolyn Kinzel explained it is her organization’s goal to help grieving families build connections that can [...]

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Minneapolis parks to close courts, athletic fields and playgrounds | MinnPost

Plus: Summer X Games in Minneapolis canceled; authorities investigating deaths of two men in western Wisconsin; thousands of Minnesota businesses prepare to re [...]

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