Minnesota News

COVID-19 sticks it to Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WKBT) — The agonized cries rising from Minnesota and surrounding states today are because the COVID-19 pandemic has put the Minnesota State Fair on a stick, with one of the rare cancellations in the iconic event’s history.…

Menard Family Initiative at UWL seeks COVID-19 coping examples

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The Menard Family Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is soliciting submissions highlighting how local businesses and organizations are developing innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, established last year with a $2.1…

WATCH LIVE: MN Governor Walz gives update on COVID-19

Governor Walz, Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm; Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove; Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Joe Kelly; and Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans  Important information for those sheltering…

Saint Mary's honors staff, faculty members in virtual ceremony

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota virtually presented awards to a faculty member and a staff member in honor of Founders’ Day. Access services director Karen Hemker received the Bishop Heffron Award, which the university presents every…