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Need a COVID test? Here's where you can get one through the state

The state is expanding hours at several state COVID-19 community testing sites.

MINNESOTA, USA — Editor's note: The above video originally aired on KARE 11 on Sept. 13, 2021.

To meet increased demand, Gov. Tim Walz is expanding hours at several community COVID-19 testing sites across Minnesota.

Most of the community testing sites only provide saliva tests, but the state is expanding rapid COVID testing at several locations.

Below is an updated list of where you can find community COVID-19 testing sites across Minnesota:

Bloomington

  • Former DMV, 9930 Logan Avenue South
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Park

  • Starlite Center, 8085 Brooklyn Blvd
  • Saliva and rapid tests (Rapid testing begins Friday, October 22)
  • 7 days a week
  • Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Crookston

  • Crookston Armory, 1801 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716
  • Rapid test
  • Opens on Oct. 21, Thursday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Duluth

  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), 350 Harbor Drive, Paulucci Hall
  • Saliva and rapid tests (Rapid testing begins Friday, October 22)
  • Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 8: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Friday (Beginning October 12): 11 a.m - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday (Beginning October 16): 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Hutchinson

  • Hutchinson Armory, 1200 Adams Street SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350
  • Rapid tests
  • Opens Oct. 21, Thursday - Friday 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

Lino Lakes

  • Former YMCA, 7690 Village Drive
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mankato - Armory

  • Mankato Armory, 100 Martin Luther King Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Minneapolis - African Immigrants Community Services

  • African Immigrants Community Services (AICS), 1433 East Franklin Avenue, Unit 13B
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Minneapolis - Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 

  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, 1301 North 10th Avenue
  • Saliva tests
  • Fridays: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MSP Airport

  • Terminal 1, 4300 Glumack Dr. (follow signs to the testing site on Level 2 of the Blue Ramp), Saint Paul
  • Saliva tests
  • 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm every day

Moorhead

  • Former Thomas Edison Elementary School, 1110 S 14th Street
  • Saliva and rapid tests
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Morris - Armory

  • Morris Armory, 722 Iowa Ave, Morris, MN
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Beginning October 19

St. Cloud Armory*

  • St. Cloud Armory, 1710 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • Saliva tests
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Paul 

  • Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 West Kellogg Fourth Ave South
  • Saliva and rapid tests
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stillwater

  • Stillwater Armory, 350 Maryknoll Drive North, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Saliva tests
  • Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winona

  • Winona Mall, 1213 Gilmore Ave
  • Saliva test
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Some of these locations might require appointments. You can find a full list and more details from the Minnesota Department of Health here. Minnesotans can get COVID tests at these locations with or without insurance, for free.

“Minnesotans deserve to have more no-cost COVID-19 testing options, and we’re stepping up to expand access to that testing across the state,” said Governor Walz in a press statement. “Testing for COVID-19 keeps our children safe in the classroom and provides peace of mind to parents and families. Through the at-home testing program and community sites in cities around the state, Minnesotans have more opportunities to choose the option that is best for their families.”

COVID-19 tests are also available at various pharmacies across the state.