UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Minnesota reaches milestone of 20,000 daily COVID-19 test capacity

The state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota has reached its goal of completing 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. Gov. Tim Walz announced the milestone during a press conference on Monday. Walz also said the state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota were major components to reaching the goal. Both sites are not able to…

Minnesota will be able to test 20,000 per day for COVID-19, Gov. Walz announces

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces the state has built the capacity to test as many as 20-thousand Minnesotans per day for the Coronavirus. It’s all part of a partnership between the health department, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Walz says the collaboration will help assure every person with symptoms gets tested. Funding for the increase…

City Officials And Health Experts Discuss Strategy For COVID-19

The City of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Cass County as well as Essentia and Sanford were part of the meeting.

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford and Essentia Health are preparing for the spreading of the Coronavirus. “We’ve also reached out and are working to enhance our tele care capabilities. Expanding our platform as well as we’re going to be implementing virtual visits for patients to do from home. We’re also suspending as of today, any elective surgeries and routine health visits. We’ve…

Horticultural Day Event in Perham Cancelled

Set for Saturday, March 14 at Prairie Wind Middle School

PERHAM, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners has cancelled the East Otter Tail County Horticultural Day set for Saturday, March 14th. It was set to take place at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the event says the cancellation is over coronavirus concerns. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News…

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…

Minnesota Investigating Ex-Hockey Assistant Sex Allegations

Adrahtas has denied that he ever sexually abused anyone.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is investigating allegations that a former men’s hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago. The move comes after The Athletic reported on sexual abuse allegations against former assistant Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas over many years, including the season Adrahtas spent with the Gophers in 1984-85. The website reported that several people had gone to…

No Charges for 2 Minnesota Wrestlers in Alleged Sex Assault

Both were suspended from team activity after the arrests.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–A prosecutor says two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested in an alleged sexual assault will not face criminal charges. Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested in June on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct after someone reported a rape. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that there is inadequate evidence to fairly charge the men. Both…

More Surgery for Minnesota Football Player, Cancer Survivor

O'Brien was nearly two years cancer-free.

MINNEAPOLIS–University of Minnesota football player and four-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien is facing more surgery this week to remove a spot on his lung. The walk-on holder made his college debut at Rutgers on Oct. 19, holding all three of the Gophers’ fourth-quarter extra points in their 42-7 victory. O’Brien this season has shared the story of his cancer fight…