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President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - MN: Health

State leaders in Minnesota say they can continue to give hospitals more time to build capacity for coronavirus cases if residents mostly stay at home for another month. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's stay-at-home order will not expire this Friday, and instead will run until early May to ease the impact of the coronavirus. The announcement made by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday was anticipated, given some of the comments he has made in recent days about not wanting to

Asian-Americans in Minnesota say they've been discriminated against through verbal backlash, as well as poor service, as a result of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Advocates for Minnesota's Asian-American community say they're happy to see a new state helpline for discrimination incidents resulting from the pandemic. But one group says efforts shouldn't stop there. The state established the phone line this week for victims or witnesses, sin

Minnesota's stay-at-home order is scheduled to end this Friday, but Gov. Tim Walz gave no specific indication about whether it would be extended during his State of the State speech Sunday. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Tim Walz offered Minnesotans a mix of harsh realities and encouragement in his State of the State speech Sunday night. The message had a singular focus: the coronavirus crisis. The speech, which had been postponed by the pandemic, was streamed through YouTube from the gover

Groups such as AARP hope Minnesota seniors can access help if their normal support structure is affected by the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senior citizens across Minnesota might find it harder to get access to supplies or crucial information during the pandemic, but a leading nonprofit is rolling out several initiatives to make sure they're not isolated from help. Public-health officials have urged residents to sta

Much like homeless shelters in the U.S., groups that provide international aid say the new coronavirus could spread rapidly through refugee camps. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- An international relief group based in Minnesota is used to responding to conflicts all over the globe, but the pandemic has left it with a situation it's never dealt with before. The group Alight provides humanitarian and disaster relief to refugees in countries such as Rwanda and

A study by the Wilder Foundation says roughly 20,000 people experience homelessness on a given night in Minnesota. (Adobe Stock)

DULUTH, Minn. - State government agencies have taken steps to protect Minnesotans who are homeless during the pandemic - but aid groups say they're seeing growing challenges by the day, and more help is needed. Nonprofits that help people living on the streets say many shelters were already at or n

A stay at home order has been issued for Minnesota residents in response to the pandemic. It begins at midnight on Friday, and is expected to last for two weeks. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Between now and midnight Friday, Minnesotans are urged to prepare for two weeks under a stay at home order issued by the governor, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the state would not be able to flatten the curve of infections by maintai

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office has received complaints of one store selling a 36-roll pack of toilet paper for nearly $80. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's attorney general says there's been an upswing in reports of price gouging as the global pandemic unfolds. The findings come after Gov. Tim Walz signed an emergency order banning the practice. Attorney General Keith Ellison said he has received more than 300 price-goug

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