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State panel deadlocks over how to give away $250 million in hero pay

A monthslong effort to craft a $250 million bonus pay plan for Minnesota’s front-line pandemic workers concluded Wednesday without a deal, greatly reducing the chance ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:07 pm

Health Updates

Outlook still hopeful; state readies vaccines for kids 5-11

Despite some trend lines edging higher, Minnesota’s overall COVID-19 data is still signaling the worst of the current wave may be over. State officials are ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:35 pm

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Booster Buds: Walz, Pawlenty pair up again for COVID shot sequel

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty rolled up their sleeves Tuesday while sitting side by side for a second time, in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:14 pm

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Federal plan to study environmental impacts of mining near Boundry Waters Canoe area draws praise, scorn

Dave Seaton is co-owner of Hungry Jack Outfitters along the Gunflint Trail, one of several businesses and environmental groups fighting the proposed Twin Metals proposal. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00 pm

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Eased rules unleash ‘bulge’ in Minnesota eviction cases

Eight cases that cycled through an Anoka County housing court one morning last week offered a glimpse at the shaky ground some Minnesota families are ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, October 18, 2021 9:13 am

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Drivers license exam sites reopening, complaints linger

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety plans to have all remaining driver’s license testing stations opened and operational by the end of January. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Health Updates

‘Critical point’ as people in hospital, frustrations climb

While Minnesota’s current COVID-19 wave shows some signs of flattening, hospitalizations continue to rise to worrisome levels — a reality that left Minnesota Health Commissioner ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 15, 2021 5:51 pm

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Court panel joins state redistricting effort

A court-appointed redistricting panel has begun holding a series of public hearings to gather advice on redrawing political boundaries to reflect 2020 census data. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:59 am

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Report: Minnesota had 30 known victims of intimate partner homicide in 2020

By Nina Moini, Minnesota Public Radio News Advocates are calling for more housing options and resources for survivors of domestic abuse as the pandemic highlights ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:39 pm

News

Walz proposes drought relief for farmers

DFL Gov. Tim Walz is proposing a $10 million relief package for farmers harmed by this year’s drought conditions. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:05 pm

Health Updates

‘It’s hard to show up’: New wave of COVID-19 cases frustrates, angers health workers

Nurse Jessica Mistic was among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine last winter, after nearly a year battling on the front lines of the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:33 pm

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$64 million in COVID-19 grants available for Minnesota small businesses

A 10-day window opened Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesotan-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:46 pm

Education

Minnesota judge skeptical about push for school mask mandate

By Brian Bakst, Minnesota Public Radio News A lawsuit seeking required masking in schools statewide got a skeptical response Thursday from a judge who said ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:15 pm

Health Updates

Latest COVID surge strains central Minnesota hospitals

The latest surge of COVID-19 cases is straining hospitals in central Minnesota, where vaccination rates trail other parts of the state. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 6, 2021 4:11 am

News

As Line 3 nears completion, pipeline battles far from over

By Kirsti Marohn Minnesota Public Radio News Over a thousand people filled the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul last week and ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:55 pm

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