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Northern Minnesota on defense as virus rages unabated

Community spread is rampant in Duluth and beyond


November 12, 2020


Sophie Gray Spehar disinfected each table in her art classroom in September at Duluth's Piedmont Elementary School. Duluth schools will soon return to all-virtual learning and sports and activities will be "paused" until December as COVID-19 spreads faster than ever in the area.

DULUTH - The pandemic has been winning battle after battle Up North lately as efforts to contain the virus fall short.

Duluth schools are going all-virtual after a hybrid start. Itasca County is giving up on contact tracing. Nearly half of all St. Louis County residents say they know someone who has COVID-19. Less than a dozen critical care hospital beds remain available in all of northeastern Minnesota.

On Sept. 8, the first day of school, St. Louis County had reported 1,040 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic's onset. Eight new infections were recorded in the county that day.


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