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Cases continue to fall, vaccinations hold steady

As the state races to beat out a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 with vaccines, COVID-19 cases — and case positivity rate — continue ... Read more

17 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: More than half of Minnesotans are vaccinated; positivity rate down

As Minnesota races to beat back a more contagious variant of COVID-19, it reached an important milestone this weekend, with more than half of Minnesotans ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Almost 12K with at least one vaccine dose in Freeborn County

Freeborn County is approaching 12,000 people with at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Friday, 11,896 people had ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

WASHINGTON — The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020 in Minnesota

New preliminary data show that nearly a thousand Minnesotans died from alcohol use last year. The preliminary data suggest that factors related to the pandemic ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: Nearly half of adults with at least 1 dose; cases rise

Minnesota remains in a cycle of hopeful and concerning news on COVID-19. Officials on Saturday will likely report more than half of the state’s adults ... Read more

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: 14 new cases in Freeborn County; 49% of adults with at least 1 vaccine dose in state

Freeborn County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as part of the state’s 2,736 new cases. The state has now had 549,830 cases since ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations slow amid Johnson and Johnson ‘pause’

Minnesota’s vaccination rate has slowed slightly over the past week, with around 25,000 people per day getting their first shot, down from around 30,000 per ... Read more

7 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Lighting event to recognize need for more organ donations

More than 107,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Sadly, 20 people die every day while waiting for ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations, hospitalizations rising across state

There’s no doubt Minnesota is seeing another COVID-19 wave. The questions that can’t be answered exactly right now are — how long will it last ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota asks providers to halt Johnson & Johnson shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota officials told healthcare providers around the state Tuesday to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid fears the shots ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Council approves $200K loan to MercyOne

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved a $200,000 loan with MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center through the city’s state economic development revolving loan ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Stultz.

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