Minnesota's critical workers do not need papers of proof; LE makes joint statement

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans who are considered essential workers do not need papers from their employers proving they are essential. Employers do not need to issue paperwork for their essential employees. Law enforcement will not be stopping people and checking for papers or asking where people are going.

These facts have been confirmed repeatedly by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz since he signed Executive Order 20-20 on Wednesday, March 25 ordering people to voluntarily stay at home as of Friday night at 11:59 p.m. and through 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.

Worthington man arrested in Iowa for brandishing toy gun in bank lane

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – A Worthington man with an extensive criminal history was arrested Thursday outside an Estherville bank after waving a gun while in a drive thru banking lane.

A report from the Estherville Police Department states Simon Berihu Gebrehiwot, age 20, was arrested for first-degree harassment, and it was also determined he had a outstanding warrant through the Minnesota Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

Second Minnesotan has died from COVID-19

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday that a second Minnesotan has died of COVID-19.

The death has been confirmed in the MDH daily update, with a person in their 80s from Ramsey County dying this past Saturday. The first person to die in Minnesota from COVID-19 was also a person in their 80s from Ramsey County.

MNsure offers special enrollment period

MINNESOTA - MNsure is offering a special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure.

Now is the time to respond to the US Census

Trapped in the house due to COVID-19? What a perfect opportunity to fill out the US Census!

The key message right now for anyone with questions about how COVID-19 will affect the 2020 Census: It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.