ListenSome COVID-19 tests come with a bill. Here’s how to avoid one

Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administers a free COVID-19 test to Thomas Harmon at the Minneapolis Armory on May 23.

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Updated: 11:56 a.m.

For weeks, Minnesotans have heard from Gov. Tim Walz and high-ranking public health officials that getting tested for coronavirus should come at no cost.

But on the ground, that’s not always how it’s working out.

Hillary Rausch, of Rosemount, heard public health officials say that anyone who participated in mass gatherings surrounding George Floyd’s death should get tested for COVID-19.

So, after volunteering to bring donations to neighborhoods affected by the protests, Rausch found a

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