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Coronavirus In MN: Cloquet's USG Plant Suspends Operations After 2 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

The USG plant in Cloquet, Minnesota, has temporarily suspended operations after two workers tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Cloquet's USG Plant S...→

Coronavirus In MN: Cloquet's USG Plant Suspends Operations After 2 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Coronavirus In MN: Cloquet's USG Plant Suspends Operations After 2 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

The USG plant in Cloquet, Minnesota, has temporarily suspended operations after two workers tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Cloquet's USG Plant S...→

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

Six National Guard armories across Minnesota will offer free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus over the Memorial Day weekend. Working with state and local [...] Read full article: National Guard offers free coronavirus t...→

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

In a Thursday update, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says there are 523 additional COVID-19 cases in the state and 25 more deaths. A new benchmark wa [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional...→

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...] Read full article: MN joined coalition of Midwestern states...→

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

The Starkey Hearing Foundation announced it will temporarily halt its U.S. and international programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foun...→

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Starting on Wednesday, the plant is scheduled to close temporarily to test employees for the new coronavirus after more than 60 cases were confirmed among staf [...] Read full article: Second Cargill plant in Canada to close ...→

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open  Fremont plant Friday, report says

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open Fremont plant Friday, report says

In the email to employees, Tesla human resources boss Valerie Capers Workman said the plan will resume with “limited operations.” Read full article: Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

The COVID-19 pandemic is actually decreasing the number of calls to some domestic violence organizations because victims are not able to call when their abuser [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence ...→

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Triumph Foods, in St. Joseph, had begun to implement companywide testing of its asymptomatic employees in late April Read full article: Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plan...→

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

The Governor's Fishing Opening may be canceled, but DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen says that doesn't mean you can't get out -- just alter your game plan if yo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urge...→

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak shut it down, the JBS pork plant in Worthington is set to partially reopen this week. The “kill side” of the plant will [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington po...→

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Despite concerns about the safety of polling places during the coronavirus pandemic, prospects for conducting vote-by-mail elections in Minnesota this year app [...] Read full article: Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by...→

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Confirmed cases among plant employees went from 120 to 245 in four days and saw a sixth employee die after contracting the disease. Read full article: Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpackin...→

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Minnesota saw its biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases Thursday as officials reported 492 additional lab-confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 5, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases ...→

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says 359,800 jobs were shed during the first month since the state implemented its stay-at-home [...] Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spik...→

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

"We are very worried about the pandemic. We want to work, but we have families. We are just human beings who want a better life," one employee said. Read full article: Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connec...→

Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission to resume full operations

Though employees say the plant has resumed vehicle assembly, Alameda county officials said the factory can reopen next week if the automaker adopts some additi [...] Read full article: Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission ...→

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

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Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

A pork processing plant in north-central Indiana has resumed limited production, two weeks after company officials temporarily suspended operations amid the co [...] Read full article: Indiana pork plant resumes operations af...→

Tesla abruptly suspends production at Chinese plant, report says

The reason for the abrupt halt wasn’t immediately clear but Chinese technology news site 36kr reported that it was because of component shortages. Read full article: Tesla abruptly suspends production at Ch...→

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Several Minneapolis firefighters have been quarantined out of precaution after a crew member started feeling ill Tuesday. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Stat...→

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

A man at the center of one of the state's worst COVID-19 outbreaks says he feels safe enough to go back to work. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker...→

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Fifteen children between the ages of 2 and 15 have been hospitalized in New York with symptoms of Kawasaki disease, a serious illness first noted in children w [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Trigg...→

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won...→

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

The AK Steel – Dearborn Works will shut down operations later this year, according to a WARN notice filed with the State of Michigan. Read full article: Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operation...→

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is the size of New York's Central Park and usually staffed by 70,000 people. But things look very different now. Read full article: Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ra...→

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths could more than double by Memorial Day, even if residents continue to largely stay home to limit their exposure to the virus. That [...] Read full article: Latest MN model suggests coronavirus dea...→

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two Minnesota Republican lawmakers say the state’s Department of Health is collecting information from hospitals without the consent of patients and on Tuesday [...] Read full article: Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dep...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Jeff Wagner talks one-on-one with Dr. Jakub Tolar, dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, to learn how some of our state's brightest minds are usi [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows...→

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — JBS USA is resuming operations at its Worthington pork plant after being shut down for two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak among worke [...] Read full article: JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked ...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Hy-Vee is one of the latest grocery store chains to announce limits on how much meat you can buy, and some Wendy's restaurants are totally out of beef. But not [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grow...→

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Tuesday’s announcement is aimed at gradually lifting restrictions that Carney imposed on individuals and businesses more than seven weeks ago in an effort to s [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowi...→

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Ge...→

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

The company also said it will continue producing less meat than usual, as workers refrain from coming to work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Mea...→

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

An additional 24 people died from COVID-19 and 435 more tested positive for the coronavirus, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Sunday. The fatalitie [...] Read full article: Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional...→

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

The state of Minnesota on Thursday reported 24 new deaths related to COVID-19, the highly contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as the number of [...] Read full article: Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN d...→

Plant-based alternatives to meat find new markets during coronavirus pandemic

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives are widening and finding new markets during the coronavirus pandemic, as concerns mount over health and safety issues at [...] Read full article: Plant-based alternatives to meat find ne...→

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

Six National Guard armories across Minnesota will offer free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus over the Memorial Day weekend. Working with state and local [...] Read full article: National Guard offers free coronavirus t...→

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

"We are very worried about the pandemic. We want to work, but we have families. We are just human beings who want a better life," one employee said. Read full article: Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connec...→

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...] Read full article: MN joined coalition of Midwestern states...→

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two Minnesota Republican lawmakers say the state’s Department of Health is collecting information from hospitals without the consent of patients and on Tuesday [...] Read full article: Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dep...→

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

We chronicled key events leading to the Tesla CEO’s public feud with California lawmakers over COVID-19 reopening. Read full article: A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Br...→

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Starting on Wednesday, the plant is scheduled to close temporarily to test employees for the new coronavirus after more than 60 cases were confirmed among staf [...] Read full article: Second Cargill plant in Canada to close ...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Tesla abruptly suspends production at Chinese plant, report says

The reason for the abrupt halt wasn’t immediately clear but Chinese technology news site 36kr reported that it was because of component shortages. Read full article: Tesla abruptly suspends production at Ch...→

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — JBS USA is resuming operations at its Worthington pork plant after being shut down for two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak among worke [...] Read full article: JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked ...→

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

A man at the center of one of the state's worst COVID-19 outbreaks says he feels safe enough to go back to work. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

The COVID-19 pandemic is actually decreasing the number of calls to some domestic violence organizations because victims are not able to call when their abuser [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence ...→

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Tuesday’s announcement is aimed at gradually lifting restrictions that Carney imposed on individuals and businesses more than seven weeks ago in an effort to s [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowi...→

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

The Governor's Fishing Opening may be canceled, but DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen says that doesn't mean you can't get out -- just alter your game plan if yo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urge...→

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Ge...→

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

The AK Steel – Dearborn Works will shut down operations later this year, according to a WARN notice filed with the State of Michigan. Read full article: Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operation...→

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

An additional 24 people died from COVID-19 and 435 more tested positive for the coronavirus, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Sunday. The fatalitie [...] Read full article: Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional...→

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Confirmed cases among plant employees went from 120 to 245 in four days and saw a sixth employee die after contracting the disease. Read full article: Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpackin...→

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

The state of Minnesota on Thursday reported 24 new deaths related to COVID-19, the highly contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as the number of [...] Read full article: Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN d...→

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says 359,800 jobs were shed during the first month since the state implemented its stay-at-home [...] Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spik...→

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

In a Thursday update, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says there are 523 additional COVID-19 cases in the state and 25 more deaths. A new benchmark wa [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional...→

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths could more than double by Memorial Day, even if residents continue to largely stay home to limit their exposure to the virus. That [...] Read full article: Latest MN model suggests coronavirus dea...→

Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission to resume full operations

Though employees say the plant has resumed vehicle assembly, Alameda county officials said the factory can reopen next week if the automaker adopts some additi [...] Read full article: Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission ...→

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

The Starkey Hearing Foundation announced it will temporarily halt its U.S. and international programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foun...→

Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

A pork processing plant in north-central Indiana has resumed limited production, two weeks after company officials temporarily suspended operations amid the co [...] Read full article: Indiana pork plant resumes operations af...→

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open  Fremont plant Friday, report says

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open Fremont plant Friday, report says

In the email to employees, Tesla human resources boss Valerie Capers Workman said the plan will resume with “limited operations.” Read full article: Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially...→

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Jeff Wagner talks one-on-one with Dr. Jakub Tolar, dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, to learn how some of our state's brightest minds are usi [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows...→

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Several Minneapolis firefighters have been quarantined out of precaution after a crew member started feeling ill Tuesday. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Stat...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Hy-Vee is one of the latest grocery store chains to announce limits on how much meat you can buy, and some Wendy's restaurants are totally out of beef. But not [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grow...→

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Fifteen children between the ages of 2 and 15 have been hospitalized in New York with symptoms of Kawasaki disease, a serious illness first noted in children w [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Trigg...→

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Triumph Foods, in St. Joseph, had begun to implement companywide testing of its asymptomatic employees in late April Read full article: Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plan...→

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won...→

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak shut it down, the JBS pork plant in Worthington is set to partially reopen this week. The “kill side” of the plant will [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington po...→

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

The company also said it will continue producing less meat than usual, as workers refrain from coming to work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Mea...→

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Despite concerns about the safety of polling places during the coronavirus pandemic, prospects for conducting vote-by-mail elections in Minnesota this year app [...] Read full article: Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by...→

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is the size of New York's Central Park and usually staffed by 70,000 people. But things look very different now. Read full article: Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ra...→

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Minnesota saw its biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases Thursday as officials reported 492 additional lab-confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 5, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases ...→

Plant-based alternatives to meat find new markets during coronavirus pandemic

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives are widening and finding new markets during the coronavirus pandemic, as concerns mount over health and safety issues at [...] Read full article: Plant-based alternatives to meat find ne...→

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

National Guard offers free coronavirus testing at six MN armories this weekend

Six National Guard armories across Minnesota will offer free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus over the Memorial Day weekend. Working with state and local [...] Read full article: National Guard offers free coronavirus t...→

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spikes To 8.1% In April

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says 359,800 jobs were shed during the first month since the state implemented its stay-at-home [...] Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): Unemployment Rate Spik...→

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported As Testing Makes 1-Day Jump To 6.7K

In a Thursday update, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says there are 523 additional COVID-19 cases in the state and 25 more deaths. A new benchmark wa [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Updates (MN): 523 Additional...→

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connected to surge of cases at meatpacking plant

"We are very worried about the pandemic. We want to work, but we have families. We are just human beings who want a better life," one employee said. Read full article: Coronavirus hot spot in Minnesota connec...→

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Latest MN model suggests coronavirus deaths could more than double by the end of May

Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths could more than double by Memorial Day, even if residents continue to largely stay home to limit their exposure to the virus. That [...] Read full article: Latest MN model suggests coronavirus dea...→

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...] Read full article: MN joined coalition of Midwestern states...→

Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission to resume full operations

Though employees say the plant has resumed vehicle assembly, Alameda county officials said the factory can reopen next week if the automaker adopts some additi [...] Read full article: Tesla plant buzzing ahead of permission ...→

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dept. collection of hospital patient info for coronavirus response

Two Minnesota Republican lawmakers say the state’s Department of Health is collecting information from hospitals without the consent of patients and on Tuesday [...] Read full article: Two GOP lawmakers question MN Health Dep...→

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foundation Suspends U.S. & International Programs Due To Pandemic

The Starkey Hearing Foundation announced it will temporarily halt its U.S. and international programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Impact: Starkey Hearing Foun...→

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Breakdown: Tesla Plant, Baby Name, Twitter Rant

We chronicled key events leading to the Tesla CEO’s public feud with California lawmakers over COVID-19 reopening. Read full article: A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Coronavirus Br...→

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Second Cargill plant in Canada to close while American meat industry copes with coronavirus concerns

Starting on Wednesday, the plant is scheduled to close temporarily to test employees for the new coronavirus after more than 60 cases were confirmed among staf [...] Read full article: Second Cargill plant in Canada to close ...→

Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

Indiana pork plant resumes operations after 2-week closure

A pork processing plant in north-central Indiana has resumed limited production, two weeks after company officials temporarily suspended operations amid the co [...] Read full article: Indiana pork plant resumes operations af...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open  Fremont plant Friday, report says

Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially re-open Fremont plant Friday, report says

In the email to employees, Tesla human resources boss Valerie Capers Workman said the plan will resume with “limited operations.” Read full article: Coronavirus: Tesla planning to partially...→

Tesla abruptly suspends production at Chinese plant, report says

The reason for the abrupt halt wasn’t immediately clear but Chinese technology news site 36kr reported that it was because of component shortages. Read full article: Tesla abruptly suspends production at Ch...→

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows How Minnesota Is Using Science To Overcome Pandemic

Jeff Wagner talks one-on-one with Dr. Jakub Tolar, dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, to learn how some of our state's brightest minds are usi [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Dr. Jakub Tolar Shows...→

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Station Crew On Precautionary Quarantine

Several Minneapolis firefighters have been quarantined out of precaution after a crew member started feeling ill Tuesday. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Minneapolis Fire Stat...→

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked pork plant in Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — JBS USA is resuming operations at its Worthington pork plant after being shut down for two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak among worke [...] Read full article: JBS resumes operations at virus-wracked ...→

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After Outbreak

A man at the center of one of the state's worst COVID-19 outbreaks says he feels safe enough to go back to work. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grows, Some Retailers Begin Rationing

Hy-Vee is one of the latest grocery store chains to announce limits on how much meat you can buy, and some Wendy's restaurants are totally out of beef. But not [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Meat Shortage Grow...→

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence Calls Drop During Pandemic, Organizations Want Victims To Know They're Still Open

The COVID-19 pandemic is actually decreasing the number of calls to some domestic violence organizations because victims are not able to call when their abuser [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: As Domestic Violence ...→

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Triggering Kawasaki's Disease In Children

Fifteen children between the ages of 2 and 15 have been hospitalized in New York with symptoms of Kawasaki disease, a serious illness first noted in children w [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: COVID-19 May Be Trigg...→

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowing Small Businesses To Resume Limited Operations On Friday

Tuesday’s announcement is aimed at gradually lifting restrictions that Carney imposed on individuals and businesses more than seven weeks ago in an effort to s [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Delaware: Gov. Carney Allowi...→

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plant, all asymptomatic, test positive for coronavirus

Triumph Foods, in St. Joseph, had begun to implement companywide testing of its asymptomatic employees in late April Read full article: Nearly 400 workers at Missouri pork plan...→

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urges Anglers To Fish Close To Home To Combat COVID-19 Spread

The Governor's Fishing Opening may be canceled, but DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen says that doesn't mean you can't get out -- just alter your game plan if yo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: DNR Commissioner Urge...→

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won...→

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Ge...→

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington pork plant to partially reopen this week

Two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak shut it down, the JBS pork plant in Worthington is set to partially reopen this week. The “kill side” of the plant will [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Worthington po...→

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operations at AK Steel Dearborn plant

The AK Steel – Dearborn Works will shut down operations later this year, according to a WARN notice filed with the State of Michigan. Read full article: Cleveland-Cliffs shutting down operation...→

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Meat Plant Closures Are Coming

The company also said it will continue producing less meat than usual, as workers refrain from coming to work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Tyson Warns More Mea...→

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional MN deaths reported, 435 more cases

An additional 24 people died from COVID-19 and 435 more tested positive for the coronavirus, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Sunday. The fatalitie [...] Read full article: Sunday coronavirus update: 24 additional...→

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by-mail during coronavirus outbreak. And why Republicans oppose it.

Despite concerns about the safety of polling places during the coronavirus pandemic, prospects for conducting vote-by-mail elections in Minnesota this year app [...] Read full article: Why MN Democrats are pushing for vote-by...→

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpacking plant more than double after it reopens

Confirmed cases among plant employees went from 120 to 245 in four days and saw a sixth employee die after contracting the disease. Read full article: Coronavirus cases at Colorado meatpackin...→

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ramps back up after coronavirus shutdown

The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is the size of New York's Central Park and usually staffed by 70,000 people. But things look very different now. Read full article: Huge Volkswagen auto plant cautiously ra...→

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN deaths, 492 new confirmed infections

The state of Minnesota on Thursday reported 24 new deaths related to COVID-19, the highly contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as the number of [...] Read full article: Thursday coronavirus update: 24 new MN d...→

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Reported As Testing Increases; 24 More Deaths

Minnesota saw its biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases Thursday as officials reported 492 additional lab-confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 5, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: 492 Additional Cases ...→

Plant-based alternatives to meat find new markets during coronavirus pandemic

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives are widening and finding new markets during the coronavirus pandemic, as concerns mount over health and safety issues at [...] Read full article: Plant-based alternatives to meat find ne...→