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Minnesota offers $100 rewards to unvaccinated who get shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will join in the Biden administration’s plan to provide $100 incentives to residents who get COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-August, Gov. Tim Walz ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota officials investigating COVID-19 outbreak at camp

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Mayo Clinic joins others in requiring worker vaccinations

ROCHESTER — Mayo Clinic says it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, becoming one of the latest health systems to ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota officials urge shots as delta variant surges

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials warned Monday that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than 75% of the state’s new ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Fauci says US headed in `wrong direction’ on coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Residents tour new MercyOne clinic

The new MercyOne Albert Lea Family Medicine & Specialty Care clinic opened Saturday for public tours ahead of opening for patients Monday. Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Leader at St. John’s impressed with ‘welcoming attitude’ on the campus

The new director of nursing at St. John’s Lutheran Community’s Fountain Lake campus has had a history of nursing at many levels throughout the years. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

New Thorne Crest leader has worked in a variety of health care settings

Thorne Crest Senior Living Community’s new director of nursing said she likes the opportunity her new position gives her to build connections with both residents ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘A beacon’ for rural America

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and other local, state and federal officials celebrated the completion of the new MercyOne Albert Lea Family Medicine ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Free online mental health support groups for individuals and families

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

MercyOne clinic to open in less than a week; open house slated for Saturday

MercyOne Albert Lea Family Medicine & Specialty Care, in partnership with the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition, will host an open house on Saturday at Northbridge ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’ burdens busy hospitals across the United States

The COVID-19 comeback across the U.S. is putting pressure on hospitals at a time when some of them are busy just trying to catch up ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

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