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Health Updates

Cases continue to fall, vaccinations hold steady

As the state races to beat out a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 with vaccines, COVID-19 cases — and case positivity rate — continue ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:04 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Jury finds Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in Floyd killing

A Hennepin County jury on Tuesday found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:42 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: More than half of Minnesotans are vaccinated; positivity rate down

As Minnesota races to beat back a more contagious variant of COVID-19, it reached an important milestone this weekend, with more than half of Minnesotans ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 19, 2021 2:18 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Use of force reasonable, defense attorney argues

By Jon Collins, Brandt Williams, Riham Feshir and Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio News Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney said Monday that the ex-Minneapolis police officer ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 19, 2021 9:09 am

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Nearly half of adults with at least 1 dose; cases rise

Minnesota remains in a cycle of hopeful and concerning news on COVID-19. Officials on Saturday will likely report more than half of the state’s adults ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:06 pm

News

Vikings stadium debt becomes piece of budget debate

Debt tied to the Minnesota Vikings stadium is a wild card in state budget discussions.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 16, 2021 5:46 am

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations slow amid Johnson and Johnson ‘pause’

Minnesota’s vaccination rate has slowed slightly over the past week, with around 25,000 people per day getting their first shot, down from around 30,000 per ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations, hospitalizations rising across state

There’s no doubt Minnesota is seeing another COVID-19 wave. The questions that can’t be answered exactly right now are — how long will it last ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:26 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Almost half of Minnesota adults vaccinated; more than 11,000 in Freeborn County with at least one shot

Monday starts with hope and concern on the COVID-19 front. Minnesota is close to having half the adult population with at least one vaccine shot. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:25 am

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations, cases, ICU needs all climbing

The calendar says April, but Minnesota’s COVID-19 data feels more like winter. Active case counts haven’t been this high since late December. Hospitalizations and intensive ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:52 pm

Health Updates

As vaccine eligibility expands, one southern Minnesota health department recalibrates

A week into Minnesota’s expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, at least one regional health department is beginning to feel the pinch.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:25 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Gulf builds in MN Legislature over public safety plans

When Minnesota lawmakers approved new police oversight laws a couple of months after George Floyd’s death, some vowed to go even further in changing law ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:19 pm

Education

Even with prospect of aid, Minnesota school budgets in dire shape

St. Francis schools Superintendent Beth Giese has been getting up early to ride buses this week. The district is short-staffed and needs special education assistants ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:15 pm

Health Updates

Feeling guilty, anxious about your COVID-19 vaccine search? You’re not alone

Early in the morning the day after Gov. Tim Walz announced that all Minnesotans 16 and older would be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:43 pm

Health Updates

Race for vaccines is on as people in hospital, cases rise

Minnesota’s most recent COVID-19 data shows the state remains in a pattern of hopeful increases in inoculations and worrisome growth in new cases and hospitalizations. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:19 pm

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