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Minnesota Today
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Until this week, getting tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota has meant a bit of discomfort.

Most tests statewide are conducted by a PPE-clad medical professional, swabbing a sample from deep in a patient’s nose or far in the back of their throat.

It’s not terrible, but it’s also not comfortable.

But starting Wednesday, Minnesota residents can be tested by spitting into a tube. 

Health officials are opening the state's first COVID-19 saliva testing site in Duluth.

This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer.

Our theme music is by Gary Meister.