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Data show pandemic contributing to opioid crisis, local health experts report...

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has contributed to rising drug-related deaths and the ever-worsening opioid crisis in the United States, according to health officials and...

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins doesn’t think a mask can save him...

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said he doesn't personally believe that masks will reduce his chances of contracting COVID-19, but that he will continue to...

Minnesota apparently recommends students wear masks with mouth holes to band...

The Minnesota Department of Health seems to recommend that students involved in their schools' bands and orchestras wear masks with mouth holes while playing...

Surly Brewing to close Minneapolis beer hall indefinitely

Surly Brewing announced Wednesday that it plans to close its Minneapolis beer hall indefinitely on Nov. 2. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Prager: The lockdown has gone from a mistake to a crime

Four months ago, I wrote a column titled "The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History." I explained that "'mistake' and 'evil'...

White House COVID coordinator tells Minnesotans to wear masks in their...

Dr. Deborah Birx, a top official on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, advised Minnesotans to wear masks inside their homes during a recent...

Lawmakers say Walz ‘weaponizing’ state agencies by increasing COVID compliance checks

More than 50 Republican lawmakers have asked Gov. Tim Walz to reevaluate his “tone and approach” after his administration threatened the hospitality industry with...

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 report: All schools safe to reopen

The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reveals that all schools are safe to reopen for in-person learning models, according to county case...

Wisconsin has 39% fewer COVID deaths than Minnesota, despite minimal restrictions

Wisconsin is faring far better that Minnesota amidst the coronavirus pandemic despite imposing fewer restrictions on public life. Wisconsin has reported 39% fewer COVID-19 deaths...

Minnesota pharmacists won’t fill hydroxychloroquine prescriptions

State Sen. Scott Jensen, a medical doctor, reports that pharmacists won't fill hydroxychloroquine prescriptions for patients battling coronavirus. Gov. Tim Walz has rescinded his March...