Gov. Tony Evers has decided to close the state Capitol building in Madison. The building will remain closed indefinitely, although DOA officials said they would reopen it if the state Legislature or the state Supreme Court decides to convene.
The Democratic National Committee and other groups have filed federal lawsuits seeking to postpone in-person voting until after the stay-at-home order expires, and give voters more time to file absentee ballots. A federal judge will take testimony today.
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.
The Minnesota Legislature has voted unanimously to approve $200 million to help the state's health care system combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill allocates $150 million for a new health care response fund and $50 million for an existing contingency account.
The U.S. Secret Service says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is receiving its protection beginning this week. Biden made the request earlier this month after a handful of testy interactions with protesters at recent campaign events.
Ohio's governor wants the state to delay in-person voting for the state's Tuesday presidential primary for three months to let the coronavirus outbreak subside, but Florida, Illinois and Arizona plan to hold elections as scheduled.
As the shortage of N-95 masks continues for healthcare workers across the country, the Minnesota Nurses Association is raising concerns about how the lack of masks are putting healthcare workers and patients at risk.