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Health Updates

Uptick in cases but no signs of surge

Minnesota continues to see COVID-19 case counts edge higher, but there’s nothing yet to suggest the state is headed for another major wave. While new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:26 pm

Health Updates

As demand for vaccines decline, public health shifts focus to small clinics

In a classroom at Lionsgate Academy, a video of someone drawing circles, pouring water, and breaking strands of uncooked spaghetti plays on a loop on ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 5:45 pm

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Urgent need for donations at Minnesota’s blood centers

Donated blood providers in Minnesota say inventories are getting very low, and that there’s a major need for more people to donate. The pandemic has ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:24 am

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Rural Minnesota counties lag in vaccination rates

The rate at which your neighbors have been vaccinated against COVID-19 depends a lot on where you live in Minnesota.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:00 am

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Walz, leaders reflect on special session

Gov. Tim Walz held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday to highlight all of the spending provisions passed this year related to the state’s COVID-19 recovery. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:11 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Effort to restore felon voting rights continues in courts after legislative effort falters

A lawsuit appealed to the state Supreme Court argues that people convicted of felonies should be able to vote after serving their jail or prison ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 28, 2021 6:41 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

What you need to know about this week’s sentencing of Derek Chauvin

More than a year after he pinned George Floyd to the pavement, knelt on his neck and deprived him of the ability to breathe, former ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:21 pm

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More rain needed to make up for current deficit in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Sunday’s rain in Minnesota will help ease drought conditions and elevated fire danger, but experts say it’s not nearly enough to make up ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 21, 2021 5:29 pm

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Minnesota State Patrol, Capitol police to wear bodycams

The Minnesota State Patrol and officers who police the state’s Capitol will be outfitted with body cameras. Gov. Tim Walz requested funding for them in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 21, 2021 5:06 pm

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Minnesota’s House GOP leader Daudt says shutdown is unlikely

As the Minnesota Legislature enters a second week of a special session, a key lawmaker says he’s confident that the state government will keep running ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 21, 2021 5:04 pm

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As shutdown looms, Capitol action drags

After preventing majority Democrats from voting on a commerce and energy budget bill in the Minnesota House Thursday, Republicans were at it again Friday. This ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:24 am

Health Updates

Hospitalizations fall in Minnesota; active Freeborn County cases drop down to 5

Minnesota’s most recent COVID-19 numbers continue to show a subdued pandemic largely in retreat. Key metrics remain down at levels not seen since April 2020. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, June 18, 2021 4:44 pm

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No money to help stretch SNAP dollars at farmers markets in state budget

Farmers markets are a summertime staple in many communities around Minnesota, but not everyone shopping at them has the means to pay farmers for what ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:10 am

Health Updates

Pandemic data solid 1 month after mask mandate’s end

Minnesota public health leaders were worried the end of the statewide masking mandate on May 14 might lead to an uptick in COVID-19 cases. A month later, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:29 am

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Action at open state Capitol aims to avert shutdown

The part-time Minnesota Legislature is back in session Monday for a remarkable 17th straight month.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:44 am

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