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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support ... Read more

19 hours ago by Associated Press.

Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: 4 dead as cases jump to 398

MPR Staff Minnesota now has four deaths linked to COVID-19, up from two Thursday, and the number of cases has jumped to 398 from 346, state ... Read more

22 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver ... Read more

23 hours ago by Associated Press.

Stepping up: When Nexus Gerard Family Healing sent out a call for help, Thomas Herrera led the way

Austin is often defined by its people’s willingness to help others when the need is there. Thomas Herrera is no different, and when Nexus Gerard ... Read more

1 day ago by Eric Johnson.

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Trump camp threatens local TV stations over ad

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if they don’t ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota House passes $330 million COVID-19 aid bill

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Legislature was poised Thursday to pass a $330 million financial aid package to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Klobuchar’s husband back home after virus hospitalization

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

No 12th Democratic debate on horizon

ATLANTA — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Legislature to meet again under COVID-19 restrictions

By Brian Bakst Minnesota lawmakers will reconvene Thursday to vote on a request from Gov. Tim Walz for another $350 million for the state’s coronavirus ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets ‘calm’

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

MN AG warning of COVID-19 phishing scams

St. Paul— Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is warning Minnesotans about a reported spike in phishing attacks related to COVID-19 and is offering advice about ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

  TOKYO — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

RALEIGH, NC  — Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

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