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COVID-19 death toll nears 1K in Wisconsin; new high in positive cases


MAP: Data for K-12 schools by COVID-19 case rate

Trump signs executive orders to extend unemployment benefits, defer payroll tax
President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic
Bikers ride through downtown Sturgis, S.D., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Organizers of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally expect 250,000 people to visit the town of Sturgis during the 10 day rally.

Minnesota sees 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 924 new cases

Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom
In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. As schools reopen around the country, their ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand is about to be put to the test.

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Ren Fest hoping state eases COVID-19 crowd restrictions by Labor Day weekend


Minnesota COVID-19 briefing: Updated numbers, community spread affecting long term care and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Minnesota COVID-19 briefing: Updated numbers, community spread affecting long term care and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


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Minnesota sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 556 new cases

Minnesota sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 556 new cases


Andover woman uses social media, pen and paper to connect with seniors amid pandemic
Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more
COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 8 new deaths, 839 new cases
US rescinds global 'do not travel' coronavirus warning
In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.

MDH: 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 867 new cases


The Latest: US deaths predicted at nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1
St. Paul offering free COVID-19 testing for 4 weekends
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COVID-19 in Wisconsin: Total tests completed eclipses 1M, 884 new cases and 9 new deaths

Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

MDH: 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 629 new cases


Wall Street keeps rallying; S&P 500 back within 2% of record


Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation


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Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

In this photo taken from footage provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Russian Emergency Situations personnel walk on the site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Russia's emergency officials say the country sent five planeloads of aid to Beirut after an explosion in the Lebanese capital's port killed at least 100 people and injured thousands on Tuesday.

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

Workers prepare for a burial at the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020.

Lebanon probes blast amid rising anger, calls for change

Damaged structures are visible at the site of an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city's port, and the visiting French president warned that without serious reforms the country would

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack

Visitors observe a minute of silence for the victims of the atomic bombing, at 8:15am, the time atomic bomb exploded over the city, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during the ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Hiroshima, western Japan.

Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

US officials dispute Trump's claim that Beirut was attacked

An army helicopter drops water at the scene of Tuesday's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing dozens of people and wounding thousands.

PHOTOS: A massive explosion devastated Beirut, Lebanon

A damaged hospital is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The explosion flattened much of a port and damaged buildings across Beirut, sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. In addition to those who died, more than 3,000 other people were injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

PHOTOS: New murals on display at Union Depot in St. Paul

PHOTOS: New murals on display at Union Depot in St. Paul

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FULL NIGHTCAST: Wednesday, Aug. 6

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FULL SPORTSCAST: Thursday, Aug. 6

Get Growing: Hibiscus and pesky animals

Get Growing: Hibiscus and pesky animals