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Lake Park-Audubon teacher up for MN Teacher of the Year

MINNESOTA – A Lake Park-Audubon teacher is among the ten Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year finalists. Katie Watland teaches seventh and eighth grade science. She’s one of two finalists from Greater Minnesota. An independent selection panel of 24 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and nonprofits selected the finalists from a group of 36 semifinalists. There were 135…

Gov. Walz intends to make Coronavirus models he bases decisions off of public

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz responds to concerns as to why he hasn’t made information he’s basing decisions like his stay at home order on public. Walz says he intends to be transparent with the statistics. He stresses he needed to make difficult decisions on keeping Minnesotans safe from the Coronavirus with little data initially available. “We were…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization. Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred…

Gov. Walz suspends evictions, adjusts state tax filing deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is in self-quarantine since his bodyguard has tested positive for Covid-19. Walz has issued executive orders suspending evictions, providing relief to small businesses and collecting inventory for personal protective equipment. He says it would be unfair for people to be kicked out of their homes while many can’t work during the Coronavirus…

Minnesota confirms 3rd coronavirus case, person in critical condition

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Health Department confirmed the state’s third coronavirus case Tuesday. According to officials, the person is an Anoka County resident in their 30s who was likely exposed through contact with international travelers. The patient developed symptoms Feb. 28 and sought health care March 9. Samples were collected from the person and sent to the MDH Public Health Laboratory…

Minnesota announces first Coronavirus case

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials have confirmed the first case of Coronavirus in Minnesota. They say the case is an older adult in Ramsey County who was recently on a cruise ship with another passenger who had the illness. The Minnesota patient began to develop symptoms on February 25th and sought health care on Thursday. The Department of Health…

Joe Biden Wins Minnesota Primary

Joe Biden has won Minnesota’s Democratic presidential primary according to the Associated Press. The state has 75 delegates at stake. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s abrupt withdrawal from the presidential race gave Bernie Sanders a sudden opportunity to lock up her home state on Super Tuesday. Instead, Biden won the state after receiving Klobuchar’s endorsement. Sanders easily won Minnesota’s caucuses in…

MN precinct caucuses begin Tuesday night

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans will share ideas important to them at precinct caucuses. Registration begins at 6:00 PM Tuesday night at locations for each party with events beginning at 7:00. Delegates for the county and Senate district conventions will be chosen. There they will pick the nominee in each race for every party. People will also introduce proposals that will be…