Remembering Minnesotans we’ve lost to COVID-19

Through conversations with their family members, colleagues and close friends, MPR News is remembering the lives of the people we’ve lost, too soon, to COVID-19. If you’d like to share the story of someone you’ve lost to COVID-19, please email us at

More than 800 Minnesotans have died from COVID-19. 

This pandemic has changed the way we grieve and mourn. We can’t hug our family and friends, and services have been postponed or streamed on video. 

On this special broadcast, MPR News wants to acknowledge Minnesotans who have died from COVID-19.

You’ll hear from their family members, and two grief experts will weigh in with advice on how to cope. 

MPR News host Angela Davis also spoke with Mark Razidlo. He is the son of Conrad Razidlo, a prominent local ad man and artist who died on April 13. He was 85.

Conrad Razidlo had a long and successful career in advertising. He was an early partner at Carmichael Lynch and then ran his own agency for more than 20 years. He also dabbled in politics, helping create former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson’s ad campaign for Minneapolis City Council and then for governor.

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