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There are a total of 398 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota – up 52 cases from March 26, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Since Gov. Tim Walz halted all elective or non-emergency medical procedures during the pandemic, patient visits at Prior Lake and Savage clinics have slowed to almost nothing, providers said.
Even before the governor’s stay-home order, local senior-living facilities locked down to visitors to try to stay safe during the spread of a disease that gets more dangerous with age.
Prior Lake’s two fire stations are getting daily chemical cleanings to help protect against the coronavirus thanks to a donation by a local building and exterior company.
When Prior Lake High School Spanish teacher Kate Dunklee said goodbye to her students on March 13, she thought it was for the weekend. It turned out to be until May or later.
Keeping school in session during the COVID-19 pandemic will be bit like learning to fly a plane while it's in the air, said Kerianne Loran, a first-grade teacher at Vista View Elementary School.
Three members of a Savage family are each helping respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects in different ways and looking for others to join them.
Aden Bickler’s March started rough and has only gone downhill. The senior at Eden Prairie High School began the month with stressful auditions for several theater schools and a difficult breakup with his boyfriend, and now the rest of his senior year may be online due to the COVID-19 (corona…
Rain fell on the first day of spring March 19. A kindergarten boy, a week removed from never wanting to go back to school, looked out the window. He'd do anything to see his school bus. To be in class with his friends. To eat school lunch, to go outside for recess.
Even on a cloudy, chilly Tuesday, someone jogged, strolled or biked on seemingly every neighborhood street in Savage and Prior Lake this week.
On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended the closure of all schools across the state until Monday, May 4, 2020.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesotans to stay home except for essential needs like food and health care for two weeks beginning Friday, March 27, to buy time to prepare for a wave of COVID-19 cases likely on the way.
Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) issued a Facebook video and an accompanying statement Tuesday, voicing concerns regarding efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
You probably know Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed a peacetime emergency and ordered K-12 public schools, restaurants and other businesses to close or limit their services during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the other temporary changes state government has made.
The Jordan Area Food Shelf last year changed locations and revamped its service model to give users more of a grocery store experience, but like many things, that's all changed amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Churches have quickly joined other organizations in closing their buildings and moving everything online in response to health officials’ advice to stay home when possible and practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carver County is extending its current walk-in/walk-up public services suspension through Sunday, April 12.
MINNETONKA — Food shelves and emergency service providers in the Lake Minnetonka area have seen an increase in people reaching out for help as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak causes people to lose work and has children home from school.
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $15,000 in the week since it opened, executive director Mark Weber told Eden Prairie News in an email.
For most of the U.S., the severity of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic hit home in early March. But Scott Gerber, Eden Prairie’s fire chief and director of emergency management, had been thinking about the virus in serious terms since mid-February and preparing for disasters for much longer.
Christopher Straub, a Shakopee designer who was on season six of “Project Runway,” has so far made 20 fashionable, cotton face masks to donate to Shakopee’s St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
Residents of the southwest metro have been hunkering down and social distancing for at least the better part of a week by now. While it's all part of an effort to flatten the curve and keep Minnesotans healthy during the novel coronavirus pandemic, staying indoors comes with its own set of c…
Coronavirus is expanding quickly and we now have a national emergency. This is serious because of its evolving and dynamic nature. With the enormous scope of the problem, a lot of questions and not much answer, it is easy to get confused, demoralized, frozen with fear and transfixed into inaction.
When Gov. Tim Walz signed an order temporarily closing schools earlier this month, it didn’t come as a surprise for many school administrators, like Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Matt Helgerson, who’d already read the writing on the wall.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is delivering weekday lunches and breakfasts for children to six locations, adding three Monday, March 23.
Eden Prairie Liquor closed one of its stores and will limit hours at its other two locations beginning March 23, the city-run liquor store announced in an email.
Ridgeview has no confirmed COVID-19 patients in any of its three hospitals (Waconia, Arlington, Le Sueur), as of Saturday, March 21, according to Lisa Steinbauer, marketing and communications director with Ridgeview Medical Center.
Thirty-two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota, bringing the total to 169, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday.
With toilet paper selling out at stores across the area some people may be using other products as an alternative — but this has the potential to cause major problems for city sewer systems.
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