One experiment in online marketing started slowly a couple of years ago, but this year it's boosted income for small farmers. Clearly frustrated by repeating the same advice for months, officials again implored people to wear … Minnesota absentee ballots requested and accepted as of Friday. Share of absentee ballots requested and accepted by Minnesota county on Friday, as a share of registered voters.
Written By: David H. Montgomery / MPR News | Oct 12th 2020 - 2pm. David H. Montgomery | MPR News The combination of high confirmed cases with low testing made for a positive test rate of more than 7 percent in Tuesday’s data.
Even without the statistical tweak, it was still the highest number of daily deaths reported since mid-June. Northern Minnesota, once by far the region least affected by the disease, has also seen its caseload grow dramatically in recent weeks. In Hennepin and Ramsey counties, for example, nearly 25% of registered voters have already voted.
In Sherburne County, a 70 percent Trump county, just 5 percent of voters have voted. Regionally, northern, southern and central Minnesota have driven much of the recent increase in new cases while Hennepin and Ramsey counties show some of the slowest case growth in the state. The six Minnesota counties with the fastest per-capita growth in COVID-19 cases. You make MPR News possible.
Health authorities have begun reporting the results of antigen tests, a more rapid form of COVID-19 test, along with the results from the more traditional COVID-19 test known by its initials PCR. The numbers help explain why experts remain particularly concerned about young adults as spreaders of the virus. You make MPR News possible. So far more than 7,000 people have completed saliva testing at the first site in Duluth. As of Friday, Oct. 9, nearly 18% of registered Minnesota voters have already cast ballots in the November election and the number is expected to grow. The trend line of active COVID-19 cases in Minnesota remains at a record high in the pandemic.
This mostly reflected Craig’s fundraising head start: Kistner raised almost as much money as Craig in the third quarter, $1.19 million to Craig’s $1.33 million. Omar had just $235,000 in the bank on Sept. 30, after raising $1 million and spending $1.5 million following her primary victory over Antone Melton-Meaux. That compares to a total of 676,000 Minnesotans voting early in the entire 2016 election.
Officials had anticipated seeing an October surge in cases expected from Labor Day weekend gatherings, sporting events, college student meetups and other informal affairs at the start of fall semester. He’s required by law to call the Legislature into session because he is extending a peacetime emergency related to the coronavirus.
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In the heavily Republican 6th District, Rep. Tom Emmer had $1.3 million in the bank while opponent Tawnja Zahradka hadn’t filed a campaign finance report by Friday afternoon. What questions do you have leading up to the 2020 Election.
National Guard tapped to fill staffing gap at Austin care facility: Staffing problems at Austin’s Sacred Heart Care Center started near the end of August, with the problem getting worse and worse over the course of several weeks until the facility needed help having enough care workers. Craig had $2.19 million to Kistner’s $568,000. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together. David Montgomery was a reporter for MPR News.
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The share of voters to request absentee ballots ranges all the way from 89 percent in Cook County down to 15 percent in Lincoln County. They are being introduced to align with new federal recommendations. #AskMPRNews. David H. Montgomery | MPR News On the question of a vaccine, 48 percent said they would immediately get vaccinated if one becomes available that is … We want to hear your stories, too. The session will convene at noon on Monday. The outbreak now includes at least nine cases associated President Donald Trump’s Sept. 18 rally in Bemidji. “The hottest of our hot spots are outside the metro area,” Ehresmann said last week.
A fifth special session for the year for the Minnesota Legislature has been set for Monday. That compares to a total of 676,000 Minnesotans voting early in the entire 2016 election. It’s not clear what’s behind that. Here are Minnesota’s current COVID-19 statistics: 112,268 confirmed cases (1,450 new); 100,171 off isolation. Northern Minnesota, once by far the region least affected by the disease, has seen its caseload grow dramatically in recent weeks relative to its population. Find more information here. It’s unclear if other measures, such as a construction projects borrowing bill, will come up for votes. The agency said it made the move so its reporting would align with federal guidance.
Minnesota is likely to cross that threshold over the next week. “We are seeing COVID at high numbers across the state in multiple locations,” said Kris Ehresmann, the state’s infectious disease director, describing it as the “ripple effect” from cases in late summer and early fall that continued to spread and escalate into the fall.
Testing will be available Friday afternoon at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul.
So far, 43.5% of Minnesota’s 3.5 million registered voters have requested an absentee ballot, and 17.9% have already voted.
“Even though we’re testing a lot more people, a consistent high rate of positivity means there’s a lot of disease out there,” Ehresmann added.
1. Visitors still must schedule their time with the facilities, be screened for symptoms and wear masks. David H. Montgomery | MPR News One eye-popping figure came in Minneapolis’ 5th District, a heavily Democratic area whose congressperson, Rep. Ilhan Omar, is …
Officials had placed severe visiting restrictions early on in the pandemic, hoping to stem the spread of the disease. The numbers help explain why experts remain particularly concerned about young adults as spreaders of the virus. An MPR News/APM Research survey pegged Franken's approval rating at 59 percent in late summer. Daily new case confirmation numbers have ebbed and flowed over the past seven months.
Candidates will file reports next week showing fundraising and expenses from Oct. 1 through Oct. 14. The weekly average of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota continued its upward trend to levels not seen in several months. David H. Montgomery | MPR News Minnesota also has the lowest rates in the region for deaths and COVID-19 hospitalizations, controlling for population size.
Health officials confirmed that count on Friday and said two of those nine have been hospitalized, with one needing intensive care. Saliva testing will be available to anyone who wants it or thinks they need it. Sunday’s numbers follow a stretch of more than a week when average new daily case counts topped 1,000. Worried you might have been exposed to COVID-19? Meanwhile the state reported five more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday — four in private residences, one in a long-term care facility. As of Friday, Oct. 9, nearly 18% of registered Minnesota voters have already cast ballots in the November election and the number is expected to grow. 651-290-1500The Kling Public Media Center480 Cedar Street,Saint Paul, MN 55101, © 2020 Minnesota Public Radio.
The Minnesota Department of Health and local officials are offering another round of free COVID-19 testing sites around the state this week. Wright County, where Trump got 68 percent of the two-party vote in 2016, has seen just 10 percent of its electorate vote so far. Collectively, rural areas of Minnesota continue to report the most new COVID-19 cases. Wright County, where Trump got 68% of the two-party vote in 2016, has seen just 10% of its electorate vote so far.
Early on, many Minnesotans thought COVID-19 would be only a Twin Cities metro area problem, but now the biggest problems are happening outside the suburban and urban parts of the state.