Coronavirus

  How to avoid aches and pains while working from home during coronavirus pandemic

If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t strain your body.

WATCH: Italian twins strike a chord with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ in a coronavirus world

  Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

  At least 130 test positive for coronavirus at Tenn. nursing home, including 2 deaths

President of Martin Luther College diagnosed with COVID-19

  Traveling to Florida? You may be stopped at a checkpoint

  Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s coronavirus hot spot reopens

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  Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

  Student learns she’s school valedictorian at drive-thru window where she works

10 deaths tied to COVID-19 in MN; 260 have recovered

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

  Prince Charles ends isolation period for coronavirus

Royal officials said last week the 71-year-old heir to the British throne was showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolating at the royal family’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

There has not been evidence to show the virus is transmitted by eating food.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded the alarm about what was coming — and already here.

  Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of coronavirus pandemic

Mariners aboard ballistic submarines are habitually spared bad news while underwater to avoid undermining their morale, say current and former officers who served aboard France's nuclear-armed subs.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

  The Docket: St. Peter aims to help businesses amid COVID-19, state passes additional funding

  Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier due to coronavirus

  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms.

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie died of complications from coronavirus at 61.

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

MDH: 9 COVID-19 related deaths in MN; more than 500 cases

On Sunday, Cottonwood County reported its first case of the virus while the total in Martin County surpassed 20.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

With a recession potentially on the horizon, there's a question of whether wealthy donors are in a giving mood and whether grassroots supporters who chip in small amounts will still have the wherewithal to keep at it.

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is encouraging people all over the world to play video games during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

When a Colorado woman with underlying health issues had to self-isolate, her neighbors thought of a clever way to help her get her groceries.

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

An Arkansas father is among the many healthcare workers separated from their families while on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells into the sea in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 112,000, but five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths.

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.

5 deaths from COVID-19, 441 cases in Minnesota; 298 cases in Iowa, 3 deaths

Minnesota reported two deaths Friday. One was a resident of Hennepin County while the other lived in Martin County.

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

The tech company says it is giving the World Health Organization and global government agencies $250 million in ad grants.

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

  Gov. Tim Walz announces stay at home order, stimulus package proposal

"The proposal creates a COVID-19 emergency fund that will keep our state operating during this pandemic. There is help in here for business across the state to secure family funding, awarding grants to licensed family and center-based childcare providers."

  Waseca boy’s birthday canceled; community rallies to hold him a parade

After his party was canceled in light of recent national events, his mother put a call out on social media to organize a parade for four-year-old Calvin Rosenthal.

  Waseca County sets up phone assist line to help deliver essentials

Residents unable to leave their home due to quarantine or self isolation with illness, can dial the phone line to assist in delivering essentials.

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.

  Support services available for area veterans

Depression, anxiety and financial fears are what some veterans experience - particularly right now.

US government looks to continue feeding students

The U.S. federal government is turning to public/private partnerships to keep feeding students in need after the global pandemic forced nationwide school closures.

  The benefits of garden and lawn care, more than just getting some fresh air

Experts say now is not the time to stop your annual garden routine.

  Klobuchar’s husband back home after virus hospitalization

Klobuchar announced Monday in a statement that her husband, John Bessler, had the coronavirus and was hospitalized with pneumonia and low oxygen.

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

  MDH: 4 total deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota; total cases at 398

The Minnesota Department of Health is now reporting four deaths and 398 cases.

  COVID-19 Quarantine: A look at stress coping strategies to keep a healthy mindset

Ways to cope with stress amid COVID-19 pandemic and self isolation.

  One-on-one with Attorney General Barr: DOJ to prosecute hoarders and price gougers

Medical workers and first responders are battling the coronavirus on the front lines, but their supplies are running low.

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  House of Representatives passes COVID-19 Stimulus Package

The legislation will send billions to businesses around the nation while sending at least $1,200 checks to many Americans.

  Data Analytics Competition moved online

Working with the students will be more than 30 faculty advisers and 75 industry professionals eager to see the talent coming through the pike.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

  United Hospital District establishes COVID-19 Patient Line

Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Stocks had soared over the previous three days as the relief bill moved closer to becoming law. It passed the House Friday afternoon and President Donald Trump signed it later in the day.

2 more in Iowa die of coronavirus; total cases rise to 235

A statement from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds indicates Iowa now has 235 positive cases and three deaths.

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  Get Mankato PPE recruiting volunteers to create masks for clinics and hospitals

Get Mankato PPE hopes to build an army of volunteers to work together to prevent a shortage of personal protective equipment in our region.

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis.

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

The aerospace giant qualifies because it's "businesses critical to maintaining national security."

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.

  Pants optional? Walmart has more sales of tops, not bottoms in new work-from-home era

With so many people adapting to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Walmart said it is seeing an interesting new trend.

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

A Thursday court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly’s life at risk.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  More than $35,000 of groceries tossed after woman allegedly coughed on them, saying she had coronavirus

Police said Margaret Cirko went into Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday afternoon and deliberately and violently coughed and spit on food throughout the store before trying to steal a case of beer.

  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

  Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

  Teachers from Monroe Elementary hold a parade for students

The goal was to convey how much they miss students and to wish them well as the district begins its distance learning plan.

  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

  Loans available for small businesses in Mankato

Small business owners can apply electronically at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov or call 1-800-659-2955 to request an application.

California man arrested in tout for coronavirus ‘cure’

he FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said.

  Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill approved by the Senate will pass the House on Friday with “strong bipartisan support.”