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2nd Lady says VP Pence wasn’t aware of mask policy during Mayo Clinic tour

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Second Lady Karen Pence says in a Fox and Friends interview that her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, didn’t know about Mayo Clinic’s mask policy while at the facility. “It was actually after he left Mayo Clinic that he found out they had a policy asking everyone to wear a mask. So, someone who’s…

VP Mike Pence doesn’t wear mask during tour of Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic to see how doctors are treating the coronavirus. Pence visited with people who recovered from Covid-19 and are donating plasma. The hope is the antibodies from the patients will help defeat the virus in those getting a transfusion. Pence thanks the clinic for what he says leading on this treatment….

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…

MN mom secures spot on MasterChef’s Top 6

ROCHESTER, Minn. – One of Minnesota’s own is among some of the best chefs in the entire country. Shari Mukherjee is now in the top six of Fox’s hit show MasterChef. She held a viewing party Wednesday night at the not-yet-opened Figue store in Rochester. She used its brand new kitchen to serve some of her dishes during the viewing…

Six Killed In Crash North of Rochester, MN

Preliminary reports indicate a vehicle was going the wrong-way, heading eastbound, when it struck another vehicle heading westbound on I-90 near mile post 223.

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) _ The Minnesota State Patrol says six people have died in a fiery, wrong-way crash on Interstate 90. The patrol says a vehicle heading eastbound struck another car going westbound around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Patrol spokesman Scott Wasserman says one of the cars caught fire. The crash happened near Eyota in southeastern Minnesota. Investigators are still trying…

Minnesota woman earns white apron on MasterChef

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) –  An exciting update to a story we brought you Tuesday about a Rochester woman competing on FOX’s cooking competition, MasterChef. We saw in Wednesday’s episode that Shari Mukherjee has earned her white apron which means she gets to move one step closer to becoming MasterChef. Little Thistle Brewing hosted a watch party for her friends, family and…

U of M Crookston Considers Tuition Freeze While Other MN College Have Theirs

MINNESOTA – University of Crookston students could soon see a tuition freeze, as Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota State Community and Technical College already has theirs in place. The University of Minnesota has proposed a tuition freeze at its Crookston, Duluth and Rochester campuses. The plan would also raise in–state tuition by up to two percent at its Twin Cities…

Erin Murphy Picks Erin Maye Quade As Her Running Mate

Murphy Was Endorsed By The DFL Saturday To Run For Governor of Minnesota

Rep. Erin Maye Quade (third from left) Rep. Erin Murphy (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — State Rep. Erin Murphy has named Rep. Erin Maye Quade as her running mate as she heads toward a primary in her bid for governor. Murphy was endorsed by Democratic activists in Rochester Saturday. She defeated U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who has indicated he’ll…

Governor Mark Dayton Visits Schools To Push For Emergency School Aid

A number of school districts in Minnesota are facing immediate budget deficits

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton is visiting schools in Minnesota as he works to drum up support for his emergency school aid plan. He stopped by schools in Rosemount and Rochester to talk about the need for the Legislature to pass nearly $138 million in one-time school aid. Dayton says at least 26 school districts in the Metropolitan Area…