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Millions of Minnesotans are doing their part to fight COVID-19 by staying home and social distancing, but that can really take a toll on your mental health. Dr. Robert Kantor, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare, joined the FOX 9 Morning News with ways to manage stress and anxiety.
April was supposed to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - several enforcement campaigns were planned but the coronavirus has postponed those efforts. Despite the setback, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning drivers that officers, troopers, and deputies will still be on the lookout for lawbreakers.
Saint Paul is rolling out a new program to help people struggling during the pandemic. Mayor Melvin Carter is proposing a nearly $4 million Bridge Fund - offering assistance to low-income families and small businesses. Mayor Carter joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about how the fund will work and how the city is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Secretary of State Steve Simon says the 2020 statewide election must go on, but it may look different than what we're used to. The Secretary joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about the options being discussed to protect voters come this November.
Many people are navigating layoffs and furloughs as businesses close their doors or cut services due to the pandemic. If you're looking for work, some companies are still hiring. MN CareerForce joined the FOX 9 Morning News with recommendations for those in the middle of a new job hunt.
The race to find new treatment for COVID-19 is underway at the University of Minnesota. Researchers are taking a close look at a drug that has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks, hydroxychloroquine. One of the co-investigators of the clinical trial joined FOX 9 to explain the potential the drug might have, and a warning for those who may try to use the drug without a prescription.
As demand continues to increase, Minnesota grocery stores are working overtime to stay open and remain a safe place for customers & workers. President of the Minnesota Grocers Association Jamie Pfuhl joined the FOX 9 Morning News to address concerns about the supply chain and how stores are working to safeguard staff during the outbreak.
Scammers are looking to prey on our worst fears amid the coronavirus outbreak. The head of the FBI's Minneapolis Cyber Squad joined FOX 9 with ways to protect yourself and how to report a scam if you suspect it.
FOX 9 viewers shared some photos of the fresh spring snowfall in Minnesota.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks with FOX 9 Morning News amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
FOX 9 Morning News talks with Rena Rogers, Interim County Administrator for Cook County, Minnesota.
With many people already out of work, the coronavirus has created a big need in our community. The Greater Twin Cities United Way is working to support those needing assistance through a new response and recovery fund. CEO John Wilgers joined the FOX 9 Morning News to discuss how the fund will be used, and other ways the United Way is tackling this crisis.
A decades-old Twin Cities event is not letting the coronavirus stop them from inspiring and educating, the 2020 Women's Expo is going virtual. Organizer Buffie Blesi joined the FOX 9 Morning news to chat about how they're transforming the event for a digital audience.
Some Minnesotans who were diagnosed with COVID-19 are already on their way to a full recovery. We spoke with one Bird Island, MN resident, John O'Neill, who tested positive for the coronavirus after a trip to California. John joined us live on the FOX 9 Morning News with more on his symptoms and recovery.
Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman talks with FOX 9 about the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter talked to FOX 9 about steps the city is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Nancy S. Harper, Director of the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children, talks with FOX 9 to address the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mental health.
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The coronavirus is forcing a new trend in the workplace... or more like... out of the workplace. It can be tricky to make working from home work for you. Phyllis Moen, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, is an expert on workplaces - she gave us some tips on the pitfalls to avoid while working at home.