Oct 19, 2020

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Eight months in, California is containing COVID-19 as other states spike. Here’s why.

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, California has become a rare case: a state that has contained the transmission of COVID-19 and isn’t experiencing another surge — yet, at least. Nationwide, daily infections are up one-quarter in the last two weeks, and the country just reported its most in a single day since July. Lightly populated North Dakota is seeing 85 new cases a day per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. California? Ten new cases per 100,000, up just 2 percent in two weeks. The reasons why, health experts say, are made clear by a stroll through San Francisco. Pedestrians are masked and passing each other at […]Read full article >
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in St. Paul Sunday encouraging college students to vote for Biden

More than one hundred Macalester College students showed up on campus in near-freezing temperatures Sunday to hear Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts stump for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as one of three stops she made in Minnesota on Sunday. The event was not open to the general public. Attendance was limited to 125 to ensure social distancing guidelines amid the pandemic, with seating on folding chairs set six feet apart with masks required. About another two-dozen visitors holding Biden-Harris signs lined up against a rail bordering the rally. The event was organized by Students for Biden GOTV Mobilization […]Read full article >
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Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported. The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm, a company spokesperson said. The policy bans statements that have been confirmed to be false or misleading by experts such as public health authorities. In such cases, Twitter […]Read full article >
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Minnesota elections 2020: Ramsey County Commissioner District 1

RAMSEY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 Nicole Joy Frethem Age: 37 Nicole Joy Frethem What qualifies you to hold this position?I have over a decade of experience in public policy, first as an advocate and then analyzing and implementing policy at the state level. Previously, I ran an accredited child care program. Credentials: BA (Hamline University), MAEd Early Childhood Education (Concordia University), current student (Mitchell Hamline School of Law). What would your top priorities be if elected?1. Continuing a science-based, public health approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, 2. Building back our economy with sustainable and […]Read full article >
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Dane Mizutani: Lifeless Vikings look like they’ve given up

The Vikings didn’t have a lot to say after Sunday’s embarrassing 40-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, who, by the way, entered U.S. Bank Stadium winless in five tries. Mike Zimmer opted for the word “strange” to explain how his team battled tooth and nail with the likes of the undefeated Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks in recent weeks, only to look like a Pop Warner team this time around. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went with the phrase “not good enough” before, in an upset, taking responsibility for a loss in which his putrid play was so obviously the biggest factor. You can’t exactly blame anyone else for throwing nearly as many […]Read full article >
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Minnesota elections 2020: Ramsey County Commissioner District 2

RAMSEY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 Dan McGrath Age:49 Dan McGrath (Courtesy of the candidate) What qualifies you to hold this position?I have over 15 years political experience as executive director, organization president, communications director, ballot committee chairman, campaign manager and lobbyist. I’ve also been a store owner, painter, chauffeur and courier. I’ve worked in gas stations and in fast food. I’m experienced in the political arena, but I know what real work is. What would your top priorities be if elected?Core services that make everyone’s quality of life, safety and living standards better should be the priorities […]Read full article >