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Cops, Courts & Fires

Three co-defendants on state witness list in trial of ex-officer charged with killing Floyd

Prosecutors preparing for the upcoming trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin say they may call his three co-defendants as government witnesses. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:42 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: New cases fall locally, around Minnesota

The newest COVID-19 data continues to show Minnesota on a positive path, with active cases, hospital admissions and deaths holding at or near their lowest ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, February 8, 2021 11:40 am

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 10 percent of Minnesotans have at least one vaccine dose

About 10 percent of Minnesota residents have now received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state reached that milestone in Sunday’s ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:23 pm

News

Amid huge demand, food shelves urge people to seek help

STILLWATER — In the kitchen of the town home she shares with her four children, Nicole Crabtree is busy prepping meals and snacks for the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, February 5, 2021 9:00 pm

News

Walz targets smoking, vaping with higher taxes

In his proposed budget, Gov. Tim Walz increases the tax on cigarettes and puts a new tax on vaping devices.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, February 5, 2021 5:10 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Minnesota trends look hopeful

Minnesota’s COVID-19 data continues to show the state mostly trending in a hopeful way, especially on hospitalizations. The pace of vaccination, though, remains frustrating with ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, February 5, 2021 5:07 pm

News

From fees to IDs, a deep dive into Walz budget

Lawmakers are diving deeper into the budget plan from Gov. Tim Walz this week. Items such as his proposed tax increases and additional school spending ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:42 am

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Minnesota has 35k vaccine doses to distribute this week

State health officials say they’re prepared to distribute 35,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week to Minnesotans 65 and older. An announcement from Gov. Tim Walz’s ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, February 1, 2021 11:30 am

Health Updates

Error sends incorrect vaccine appointment messages to thousands of Minnesotans

Thousands of Minnesotans age 65 and older who signed up for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination pilot program received erroneous messages Saturday — messages that raised ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, January 30, 2021 4:55 pm

Health Updates

Osterholm on COVID variants: We need to understand what’s coming

Coronavirus cases are falling and vaccination numbers are rising. That's good news, right? Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:29 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Positive trends hold; active cases below 100 in Freeborn County

Minnesota’s COVID-19 trend lines continue to be mostly encouraging, and the pace of vaccinations is accelerating after a flat start. New cases, active caseloads and ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 29, 2021 1:19 pm

Education

From golden tickets to ‘Hunger Games’: Minnesota’s pilot program to vaccinate teachers

When high school social studies teacher and basketball coach Becky Swanson found out she would be one of just four teachers in her district to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 29, 2021 7:39 am

Health Updates

Daily Covid-19 update: Minnesota vaccination pace quickens, as Freeborn County cases decline

Minnesota’s COVID-19 picture continues to brighten as the state closes out January, with caseloads and hospitalizations still trending in the right direction — and the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:39 pm

Health Updates

Minnesota starts drawing names in COVID vaccine lottery for 65 and older

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday will notify people who were randomly selected for an appointment in the state's COVID-19 vaccination lottery for Minnesotans ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:23 pm

Health Updates

Minnesota’s vaccine lottery system spawns equity concerns

Minnesota's online portal to register for COVID-19 vaccines was slammed again Tuesday morning when it reopened for those 65 and older.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:48 pm

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