Fox 9: Minnesota grocery stores increasing wages for workers on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Grocery store chains across Minnesota are increasing wages for their employees who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cub Foods, Kowalski’s Market and Target announced they are all increasing hourly pay by $2 for the next several weeks.

KSTP: Minnesota companies make changes to help in the fight against COVID-19

Businesses across Minnesota are changing the way they operate to help in the fight against COVID-19. Twin Cities Flag Source in Anoka County usually makes and repairs American flags. This week, the company hopes to make 500 medical masks and will donate them to a local hospital.

CBS Minnesota: Local Distilleries Crafting Hand Sanitizer

Some unlikely warriors have joined the fight against COVID-19. Minnesota and Western Wisconsin craft cocktail makers are making those on the front lines of the illness safer.

Kare 11: Minnesota hockey jersey manufacturer now makes masks, gowns

Necessity is the mother of invention as they say. And in these unusual times, that statement could not be truer. Just ask the local hockey jersey manufacturer, turned medical supply, supplier.

CBS Minnesota: ‘We Help Each Other Out’: Donation Drives Set To Get Crucial Protective Gear To First Responders

Chicago County Emergency Management held a donation drive Wednesday for people to drop off PPE, or personal protective equipment. It’s for first responders on the frontlines.

Keloland: Bedford Industries creates protective equipment for medical staff

As news surrounding COVID-19 makes headlines, the southwest Minnesota company decided to get involved to provide protective equipment for medical staff.

General Mills Offers Daily Bonuses for 4 Weeks, Lets Office Workers Switch to Manufacturing

Besides the daily bonus, General Mills is offering these workers two weeks of paid leave if they fall ill with coronavirus, get quarantined, or otherwise experience disruptions to their life because of the virus. Flexible work hours and child care consultation are available to employees with children at some locations.

CBS Minnesota: Local Companies In ‘Full-Court Press’ To Manufacture Medical Products To Fight COVID-19

As people hunker down during the COVID-19 outbreak, Minnesota companies are stepping up.

Star Tribune: University of Minnesota med students team with tech startup to help health care providers with child care, chores

Newly formed nonprofit MN Covidsitters, in partnership with Minnesota-based health-technology startup Clinician Nexus, has created a platform that allows health care workers’ families to connect with college students who provide child care and pet-sitting services and run household errands.

CBS Minnesota: Craft Distillers Join Forces To Make ‘All Hands’ Sanitizer

Tattersall Distilling, Du Nord Craft Spirits and Brother Justus Whiskey Company launched an organization called “All Hands,” according to a press release Monday. Their shared product will be called “All Hands Sanitizer,” and will be distributed to organizations in need throughout the state. It’ll also be available at Lunds & Byerlys locations.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press: Girl Scouts offer ‘Cookies for a Cause,’ a way to buy cookies for coronavirus workers

The River Valleys Council, which serves 28,000 girls in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is offering “Cookies for a Cause,” a program that allows customers to purchase cookies on the Council’s website that will be donated to charities and front-line employees through April 26.

MinnPost: Minnesota companies ramp up production to combat COVID-19

As the nation’s number of cases of the novel coronavirus grows, locally based companies such as 3M and Medtronic are on the forefront of manufacturing critical equipment for fighting the pandemic, including respiratory masks and mechanical ventilators, and are mobilizing staff on production lines to increase their global output.

Fox 6: Minnesota teacher forms ‘Shield Squad’ of 3D printer owners to make face shields for health care workers

Located in Mendota Heights, St. Thomas Academy is the only all-male Catholic college prep military high school in Minnesota. The school is helping arm the heroes on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus.

Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program

Mayo Clinic will be the lead institution providing coordinated access to investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19, or those at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.

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