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Low new COVID-19 cases reported in area

Freeborn County and the surrounding area reported relatively low new COVID-19 case numbers on Wednesday in the update ...

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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 ...

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Freeborn County’s active cases remain under 100

Freeborn County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to stay under 100 on Tuesday, though there were two new hospitalizations reported. ...

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COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally ...

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Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in ...

Education

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

ST. PAUL — Members of Minnesota’s teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect ...

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Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

MINNEAPOLIS — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more ...

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Gov. Walz announces new COVID-19 rapid testing sites across Minnesota, including Albert Lea

ST. PAUL — On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced a further expansion of rapid testing availability at community ...

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Freeborn County reports lowest number of new daily cases since late September

Freeborn County reported only seven new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday in the update from health officials, the lowest ...

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White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their ...

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Evictions rise as state COVID protections begin to lift

ST. PAUL — Rental evictions are rising in Minnesota as state protections adopted because of COVID-19 are beginning ...

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Active COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County dip below 100 again

Active COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County dropped to 91 on Tuesday in the update from health officials. Twenty-six ...

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US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in ...

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Minnesota offers kids gift cards and scholarships for shots

ST. PAUL — Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives ...

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Woman remains positive despite a longtime battle with cancer

An Iowa woman with metastatic breast cancer is reminding women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month it’s never too ...

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