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Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman wears a face mask at her desk as lawmakers meet April 7 to pass a bill to assure that first responders and medical workers will qualify for workers compensation if they get sick with COVID-19 and won't have to prove they contracted the disease on the job. (AP photo: Jim Mone)
Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman wears a face mask at her desk as lawmakers meet April 7 to pass a bill to assure that first responders and medical workers will qualify for workers compensation if they get sick with COVID-19 and won't have to prove they contracted the disease on the job. (AP photo: Jim Mone)

In the Hopper: Workers’ comp; remote marriage; supplemental budget

First responders infected with COVID-19 need not prove that their illness resulted from the job, now that a bill naming the conditional as presumptively work-related has passed into law.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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