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Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, those who are living are facing a deadly risk that has nothing to do with war or conflict: the coronavirus.


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Sports world slow to address players’ mental health

Royce White still hasn’t gotten full credit for pushing the NBA to recognize the importance of its players’ mental health and wellness.

North Coach Charles Adams wins award

Arts & Culture

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The beat goes on in spite of pandemic

New jazz to lift the spirit We all are social distancing due to the pandemic, and yet music development still happens. Livestream events featuring musicians from the jazz community continue …


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MN DEED doing its part to help Communities of Color impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted nearly everyone in Minnesota. But there has been a disparate impact on Minnesotans of color and Indigenous residents. Across state government, and within the Minnesota Department of …

Health & Wellness

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Free COVID-19 testing offered at six sites across the state this weekend

Minnesotans who need or want to be tested for COVID-19 will be able to access free testing at six locations this weekend.


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Calling all graduating seniors – the MSR wants to celebrate you!

If you’re a graduating high school or college senior this year, the MSR would like to celebrate you and your achievements in the paper.

Black Business Spotlight

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C&G’s is the place for good old school eating

C & G’s Smoking Barbecue owner-proprietor Greg Alford never spent a day in culinary school, but came by his skills at the stove the old fashioned way—in the family kitchen.