This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Viruses are constantly mutating, with coronavirus variants circulating around the globe.

2nd COVID variant strain detected in Wisconsin


1 year of COVID-19 in Minnesota

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


COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 7 new deaths, 350 new cases
This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March.

MDH briefing: State health officials address SARS-CoV-2 variants, vaccination disparities
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Viruses are constantly mutating, with coronavirus variants circulating around the globe.

Oregon gov: Schools must offer in-person classes by March 29

Oregon gov: Schools must offer in-person classes by March 29


In this file photo, a healthcare worker puts a test swab into a vial after testing a passenger at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

FDA approves single-swab test to detect COVID-19, 2 flu strains, another respiratory illness for emergency use


Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Gov.Tim Walz talk to each other at the state Capitol Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

Walz announces partnership between state, health care systems on race and ethnicity data collection


At least 1M Wisconsinites have received initial dose of COVID-19 vaccine
MDH: 13 new COVID-related deaths, 813 new positive cases in Friday's report
Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 1st to approve 4
This file photo shows the Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Performance Center in Eagan.

Vaccinations begin at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center Friday


NY officials removed fuller tally of nursing home deaths
Highlights: What's changed in the Senate's virus relief bill
Minnesota prepares to ramp up vaccinations after approval of J&J vaccine
Senate begins considering Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill

COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 12 new deaths, 677 new cases

'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults

Gophers volleyball postpones 2nd straight matchup due to COVID-19 concerns

COVID-19 in Minnesota: 14 new deaths, 949 cases; 500,188 fully vaccinated


With first J&J shots available, M Health Fairview opens vaccinations to Minnesotans 65 and up


Community vaccination site launches at TCO Performance Center in Eagan this week


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Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 1st to approve 4

People wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at Olympic Stadium marking the beginning of mass vaccination in the Province of Quebec based on age in Montreal, on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

Pope Francis walks down the steps of an airplane as he arrives at Baghdad international airport, Iraq, Friday, March 5, 2021. Pope Francis heads to Iraq to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns.

US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters

Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Powerful quake hits off New Zealand, prompting evacuations

People gather on high ground in Whangarei, New Zealand, as a tsunami warning is issued Friday, March 5, 2021.

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, students discard food at the end of their lunch period as part of a lunch waste composting program at an elementary school in Connecticut. A United Nations report released on Thursday, March 4, 2021 estimates 17% of the food produced globally each year is wasted. That amounts to 931 million tons of food, or about double what researchers believed was being wasted a decade ago. And most of the waste — or 61% — happens in households, while food service accounts for 26% and retailers account for 13%.

Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families

Parents are reunited with their daughters in Jangabe, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have arrived in Jangabe after been freed on Tuesday. The Girls were abducted few days ago from Government Girls Secondary School in Jangabe in Zamfara state

PHOTOS: U of M students protest for climate justice in response to Line 3 pipeline production

PHOTOS: U of M students protest for climate justice in response to Line 3 pipeline production

PHOTOS: Minnesota Twins begin spring training 2021

PHOTOS: Minnesota Twins begin spring training 2021

Wren's Backyard Rinks: Crystal

Wren's Backyard Rinks: Crystal

VIDEO: SpaceX Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

In this image from video made available by SpaceX, one of the company's Starship prototypes fires its thrusters as it lands during a test in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air. The failure occurred just minutes after SpaceX declared success.

VIDEO: Fire visible across Los Angeles burns commercial yard, buses

VIDEO: Fire visible across Los Angeles burns commercial yard, buses