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At vaccine mandate deadline, Minnesota nursing homes say they are working to comply

The first phase in a federal vaccine mandate kicked in Thursday for workers in health care facilities such ...

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New Freeborn County COVID-19 death reported

Another Freeborn County resident has died from COVID-19, according to health officials on Friday.  The resident was between ...

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Mayo modeling predicts case surge nearing

There might be some good news on the COVID-19 front. This was the message from Mayo Clinic staff ...

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Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA — Early in the pandemic, Ryan Wilson was careful to take precautions — wearing a mask, not ...

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Waseca County resident dies from COVID-19

Another 57 people, including a 65-69 year-old Waseca County resident, died from COVID-19 complications, according to the daily ...

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Healthcare coalition gives call to action to residents regarding Medicare Advantage in-network coverage

The Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition is urging residents with Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Medicare Advantage program to request ...

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High numbers of new COVID-19 cases continue to be reported in area counties

With 130 new COVID-19 cases and another seven probable, Mower County recorded the highest number of new cases ...

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3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in area

Health officials reported three new deaths in the area on Tuesday, including one each in Freeborn, Steele and ...

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New COVID-19 death reported in Faribault County

Forty-two new COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday across Minnesota, including one Faribault County resident between 75 and 79 ...

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National Guard completes 3-week stint at Good Sam

Ten Minnesota National Guard soldiers recently completed a three-week stint at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea as ...

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Main Street Dental Clinics partnering for Give Kids a Smile event

Main Street Dental Clinics of Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, New Richland, Rochester and Mankato are teaming up again this ...

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COVID surge path unclear as backlogs worsen

Minnesota’s newest COVID-19 data remains clouded by severe post-holiday reporting lags, making it difficult to know if the ...

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No new COVID-19 deaths reported in the area

Thirty-six new deaths were reported as of 11 a.m. Friday morning, though none within the five-county coverage area. ...

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New COVID-19 deaths reported in Freeborn, Steele counties

Freeborn and Steele Counties each reported one new COVID-19 death on Thursday in the update from health officials.  ...

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Hundreds take state-paid nursing assistant training

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state’s offer to cover the cost of training ...

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