MN - $330M COVID-19 aid bill (update)

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Update 6:00 PM

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a $330 million package to aid in the fight against COVID-19 on a day when the state recorded its second death from the outbreak. The House passed the bill 99-4 and sent it to the Senate, which approved it 67-0.

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The Minnesota Legislature is poised to pass a $330 million package to aid in the state's fight against COVID-19 on a day when the state recorded its second death from the coronavirus outbreak. The House passed the bill 99-4 and sent it to the Senate. Leading lawmakers negotiated the bill via private conference calls to minimize the risk of catching the disease. Minnesota state, local and tribal governments are expected to get nearly $2.2 billion under the aid bill the U.S. Senate passed. State health officials say the latest resident to die of the disease was from Ramsey County and was in their 80s.

Minnesota has confirmed 346 cases of COVID-19.

AP

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Officials say the first lab confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported within Minnesota’s Mahnomen County and the White Earth Reservation.

White Earth Emergency Management Team Incident Commander, Ed Snetsinger says the individual is on self-quarantine for a 14-day period and will be monitored by the state health department.

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The Minnesota Department of Health has notified authorities in Wilkin County of its first lab-confirmed community spread case of COVID-19. Wilkin County is just southeast of Fargo.

The individual is being monitored by the state Department of Health.

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