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MN health officials say what may happen if Greater MN has expanded reopening

MINNESOTA – Minnesota health officials say there may have to be additional restrictions for Greater Minnesota to reopen quicker than the Twin Cities metro area. Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says she doesn’t disagree that there are fewer coronavirus cases in rural Minnesota. She adds the governor would have to look into adding travel restrictions between regions if he…

MN Dept. of Health gives reasons why Clay Co. coronavirus cases are so high

MINNESOTA – Health experts respond to the high amount of coronavirus cases in Clay County. It is eighth in the state with 215 cases and fifth in deaths with 14, but 16th in population. “Congregate care, as well as some congregate living situations where we’re seeing cases. So, that would include homeless shelters, that type of thing. So, two situations…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to Provide Update on State’s Response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is hosting a press briefing to provide updates on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker will join Walz to discuss public-private partnerships. Walz is also expected to address his phone call with President Donald Trump on Monday. Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen, Department…

MN Governor Appoints State Health Commissioner

Commissioner Jan Malcolm is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

St. Paul, MN — (AP) Gov. Mark Dayton has named former Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to again lead the agency, after the previous head resigned over problems in handling complaints of abuse in senior care centers. Malcolm held the job under Gov. Jesse Ventura from 1999 to 2003. Dayton cited her experience in that job and as a nonprofit health…