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Walz: 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener postponed

Aug. 4, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that this fall's 10th annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Walz said the opener is now scheduled for Oct. 8-9, 2021. The event will still be held in Fairmont, which was scheduled to...

Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest

Aug. 3, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is again asking for federal help to rebuild from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz said Monday he has requested a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that would free up low-interest loans to help property owners...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

Minnesota faces potential $4.7B deficit due to pandemic

Jul. 31, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota faces a potential $4.7 billion deficit in its next two-year budget due to continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new planning estimate announced Friday by the Minnesota Management and Budget office. Management and Budget Commissioner Myron...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

Minnesota schools get some flexibility on back-to-school

Jul. 30, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials on Thursday unveiled a plan to reopen schools this fall that gives districts some flexibility to toggle between in-person and online learning, but reserves the right for the state to step in if the coronavirus gets out of control. Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announces an emergency regulation ordering all indoor bar spaces in Minneapolis closed effective August 1, 2020 during a press conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Minneapolis closes indoor bar areas as virus cases rise

Jul. 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday ordered that indoor bar areas be closed in the state's largest city as coronavirus cases have surged in young adults. At least nine bars have been tied to virus outbreaks, with at least seven customers testing positive. The city said more than...

Minnesota GOP official resigns over masks, Nazis post

Jul. 28, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — A county Republican board member in southern Minnesota has resigned after posting on Facebook an image that compares the state’s mask mandate to Jewish people wearing a star in concentration camps. The Wabasha County GOP initially said its Facebook page apparently had been...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait to cross an intersection in Beijing, Saturday, July 25, 2020. China on Saturday reported several dozen new confirmed coronavirus cases, including a few who caught the virus abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region

Jul. 27, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. The capital Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks, while the northeastern province of Liaoning added another six cases in its local...

Minnesota virus cases up; other metrics level

Jul. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reported another 650 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, continuing a swing upward in the rolling average even as hospitalizations and deaths have remained lower than prior levels. The state reported two deaths, both people age 70 or older and both in assisted...