Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press

Christopher Magan

Pioneer Press

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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  • San Jose Mercury News

Recent articles by Christopher:

Minnesota elected and community leaders plead with protesters to ‘stay home’ Saturday night – Twin Cities

Minnesota’s top elected officials and a 10 community and religious leaders begged protesters who are mourning the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police to abide by an 8 p.m… → Read More

Coronavirus Saturday update: 30 more COVID-19 fatalities push death toll passed 1,000

Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1,000 people Saturday when the state Department of Health reported another 30 deaths related to the coronavirus. The 1,026 Minnesotans who’ve d… → Read More

Coronavirus Friday update: 29 more Minnesotans die as death toll approaches 1,000

Minnesota’s coronavirus-related deaths neared 1,000 people when 29 new fatalities were reported Friday. It’s been a little more than two months since Minnesota’s first COVID-19 de… → Read More

Coronavirus Thursday update: 35 more Minnesotans die from COVID-19

Minnesota again set a new daily high for coronavirus fatalities with 35 deaths from COVID-19 reported Thursday by the state Department of Health. The state’s death toll now stands at 967 peop… → Read More

Coronavirus Wednesday update: 33 more MN deaths and 504 new cases

Minnesota matched its daily record for COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday with 33 fatalities as the state Department of Health reported another 504 laboratory-confirmed infections. The state’s deat… → Read More

Coronavirus Tuesday update: 645 additional cases and 18 more Minnesota deaths

Another 645 coronavirus infections were reported Tuesday and 18 more Minnesotans died from COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health. The state’s death toll is now at 899 COVID-19… → Read More

Coronavirus Monday update: 742 new cases and a dozen more MN deaths

On Memorial Day, Minnesota reported 742 new coronavirus infections and a dozen more patients having died from COVID-19. There are now 21,315 laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Minneso… → Read More

Coronavirus Sunday update: 17 more Minnesota deaths and 728 more cases

Minnesota’s laboratory confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 20,000 Sunday with 728 new infections being reported by the state Department of Health. → Read More

MN Gov. Walz reaches agreement with religious leaders over in-person services

In-person religious services will be allowed to resume in Minnesota on Wednesday, May 27, after Gov. Tim Walz reached an agreement with religious leaders who planned to disobey his executive orders… → Read More

Coronavirus Saturday update: 840 more cases and 10 more Minnesota deaths

Minnesota’s coronavirus cases continue to climb as more people are able to get tested for COVID-19 with 840 new infections reported Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported more … → Read More

Coronavirus Thursday update: 32 more MN deaths a new high; 530 more confirmed cases

Minnesota set a new daily record for coronavirus fatalities Thursday with 32 people dying from COVID-19. The death toll is now at 809 patients. Those whose deaths were reported Thursday ranged in a… → Read More

Coronavirus Wednesday update: 29 more Minnesota deaths, 641 more cases

Minnesotans needing hospital care because of coronavirus infections continues to climb as the state Department of Health reported 29 more COVID-19 deaths and 641 new cases Wednesday. The state&#821… → Read More

Coronavirus case counts for cities in Ramsey and Dakota counties

Health officials in Ramsey and Dakota counties are now providing details about the number of coronavirus cases in some of their cities. The information is for municipalities with 10 or more confirm… → Read More

State finalizes purchase of former Bix produce warehouse to serve as temporary morgue

Minnesota officials have finalized the purchase of a warehouse to be used as a temporary morgue if deaths from COVID-19 spike to a point that overwhelms traditional burial services. The former Bix … → Read More

Tuesday coronavirus update: 17 more MN deaths and 657 new cases

Minnesota’s coronavirus outbreak passed 17,000 cases Tuesday with the state Department of Health reporting 657 new infections and 17 more COVID-19 deaths. The death toll is now at 748. The pa… → Read More

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

State lawmakers appeared unlikely to reach a compromise and ratify contracts for thousands of state workers on Sunday — the last day bills could be approved before their regular lawmaking session e… → Read More

Sunday coronavirus update: 22 more MN deaths and 699 new cases

Minnesota now has at least 15,668 cases of the coronavirus and 722 patients have died from COVID-19. Those totals include 699 new cases reported Sunday by the Minnesota Department of Health and 22 … → Read More

Gov. Walz signs bills as MN Legislature tries to finish its work

Gov. Tim Walz signed nearly a dozen bills into law Saturday as the Minnesota Legislature moved toward an unprecedented end to its regular lawmaking session. Lawmakers have to get all their work don… → Read More

Coronavirus Saturday update: 17 more MN deaths as number of cases approaches 15,000

There are now 700 Minnesotans who’ve died from COVID-19 and the state’s total of coronavirus infections is nearing 15,000. A daily record of 8,612 test results were reported Saturday, p… → Read More

Coronavirus Friday update: 20 more Minnesota deaths and over 800 new cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported more than 800 new coronavirus infections Friday as 20 more patients died from COVID-19. The number of new infections is another daily record, but health … → Read More