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Klobuchar’s Husband Tests Positive for Virus

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says husband John Bessler has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former presidential candidate said Bessler began feeling sick when she was in Minnesota and he was in Washington. She said he immediately quarantined…

Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15 From April 15

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s…

Emergency Steps Eyed to Help Wisconsin Deal With Outbreak

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers was expected to issue an executive order Wednesday to speed up unemployment benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as he meets with legislative leaders to discuss a more far-reaching emergency plan…

Trump Campaign Cancels Wisconsin Event Next Week

MILWAUKEE (AP) - President Donald Trump's campaign has canceled an event in Wisconsin next week because of the coronavirus. The “Catholics for Trump” event was scheduled on March 19 in Milwaukee. Reelection campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh tweeted the cancellation was…

Minnesota Senate GOP Unveils Gun Violence Prevention Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Senate Republicans have moved to try to change the direction of the contentious gun control debate in this election year. They unveiled a slate of bills Tuesday to address the problem of gun violence,…

Pence Pledges to 'Lean Into' Fight Against Coronavirus

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is pledging that federal officials will “lean into” the fight against the new coronavirus. The vice president commented from Minnesota, where he visited with a leading maker of masks being used to…