TWIN CITIES, MN — In his State of the State address Sunday evening, Gov. Tim Walz gave a shout out to the Minnesota companies that have become extremely important globally as all nations response to the new coronavirus crisis.
“Minnesotans won’t just prepare for COVID-19—we will lead,” Walz said. “The brilliant minds and hard work of Minnesotans will help lead the world’s response to this crisis.”
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The governor highlighted the following companies:
Maplewood-based 3M is manufacturing millions of N95 face masks a month. The masks are a vital piece of personal protective equipment — PPE — that helps keep medical professionals and others from being infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Minnetonka-based Medtronic has release the designs of its ventilators to the public