Associated Press, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

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With COVID still lurking, other illnesses add to parent woes

ST. PAUL — It’s a busy morning in Mai Huynh and Christopher Birkholm’s Minneapolis home as they get their 18-month-old, Franny, and 3-year-old, Clinton, out ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:25 am

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Gov. Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

ROBBINSDALE — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he’ll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:00 pm

Health Updates

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry that Americans who got the single-dose shot ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:37 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Ex-Minneapolis officer seeks 41 months in 911 caller’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:09 am

Health Updates

Walz promises COVID testing expansion, vaccine incentives

DULUTH — Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will soon announce expanded COVID-19 testing options and launch new incentives to get teenagers vaccinated. Minnesota Public ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:08 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota court: Workers’ comp can’t cover medical marijuana

MINNEAPOLIS — Workers’ compensation for injured employees doesn’t cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:50 pm

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Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

SAN DIEGO — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:46 pm

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Judge won’t block vaccine mandate for Minnesota workers

ST. PAUL — A federal judge won’t block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for scores of Minnesota health care workers, at least for now. Nearly 200 ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:56 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

2 men charged in St. Paul bar shootout that left 1 dead, 14 injured

ST. PAUL — Two men were charged Monday in connection with a weekend shootout at a busy St. Paul bar that left one woman dead ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:38 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Proctor high school football coach resigns amid investigation

PROCTOR — The football coach at a Minnesota high school has resigned amid a police investigation into player misconduct on his team. The Minneapolis Star ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:33 pm

Health Updates

Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits vaccine-era high

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s COVID-19 test positivity rate soared to 8.3% as of Tuesday, the highest mark since vaccines first rolled out late last year. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:26 pm

Health Updates

Next on FDA’s agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

WASHINGTON — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:24 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota clinic shooting brings premeditated murder charge

BUFFALO — A Minnesota man accused of walking into a medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others, was indicted ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:23 am

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Minnesota long-term care facilities have 23,000 job openings

ST. PAUL — While much has been made about the stress that COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state’s long-term care industry says it ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

1 killed, 14 wounded in shootout at Minnesota bar

ST. PAUL — A shootout at a busy bar in St. Paul, Minnesota, early Sunday left a woman dead and 14 other people wounded, authorities ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:54 pm

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