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House passes aid bill after Trump declares national emergency
The House approved legislation early Saturday to provide direct relief to Americans suffering physically, financially and emotionally from the coronavirus pandemic. Passage came after President Trump had declared the outbreak a national emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight it, and threw his support behind the congressional aid package.
How 'Med City' prepares for pandemic
In Rochester, a city dominated by health care, health and local officials are facing some unique challenges when it comes to preparing for COVID-19.
Coronavirus symptoms: Defining mild, moderate and severe
These designations are often used to describe a patient's COVID-19 symptoms. At this stage of the outbreak, there aren't standard definitions, but there are preliminary guidelines.
Wisconsin governor orders all public schools to close
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering all public schools in the state to close in hopes of slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. The governor's drastic move Friday will affect nearly a million students and their families.
Coronavirus and parenting: What you need to know now
The coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents, from how to talk to children about it to weathering school closures to screen time strategies when you're home with little ones.
Many Minn. companies are sending employees home to work, but it's not an option for everyone
Across Minnesota, companies are telling scores of employees to work from home for the foreseeable future. But many jobs can’t be done from a laptop.
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