At Issue: Aug. 30 — COVID-19 misinformation, Gov. Walz payment for unemployed Minnesotans, President Trump campaign

For Minnesotans reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, some financial help is on the way. Gov. Tim Walz this week requested the federal government to approve a $300-per-week payment for unemployed Minnesotans.

It came the same day Vice President Mike Pence took a trip to Duluth, asking the region’s blue-collar workforce to support him and President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Fresh off the Republican National Convention, the Trump campaign sees Minnesota as winnable. Our political analysts dissect Trump’s chances in a state that hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon – and how the RNC is helping shape the national debate.

Plus, with all the information on the internet and beyond about the coronavirus pandemic, it’s difficult to keep up and even harder to know what’s true. We speak with experts who help us identify misinformation.