New cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Carlton, Douglas, Itasca, and St. Louis counties. There have been a total of 13 confirmed cases in St. Louis County, seven in Douglas County, and three in Carlton County, and two in Itasca County.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canada-U.S. border likely will be closed to all non-essential travel in both directions on Friday night. He says it will take "weeks to months" for social-distancing measures in his country to be lifted.
The U.S. Department of Justice says the former operator of the Hibbing VA Clinic has agreed to pay $1.85 million to resolve allegations that it failed to schedule veterans' appointments in a timely manner. Sterling Medical Associates no longer operates the clinic.
About 150 students from 12 Northland high schools competed Tuesday to build the strongest bridge out of just toothpicks and glue. The bridges' strength was tested with sand and weights. Some held over 160 pounds!