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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths pass 2,000

More than 2,000 people in Minnesota have now died from COVID-19, with 10 new deaths reported across the state on Saturday. The new deaths were ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

COVID-19 fact-finding leads to threats against health workers in Minnesota

Incidents of racism and implied threats of violence have stopped the work of public health care workers on a project looking at how the coronavirus ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Mayo Clinic Health System to light building in honor of Ginsburg

Several Mayo Clinic locations across the country, including both Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Albert Lea and Austin, plan to light buildings in memory ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: Freeborn County reports 4th death

Freeborn County reported its fourth COVID-19 death on Friday in the daily update from local and state health officials. The death was a person in ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Mayo Clinic Health System president to retire

Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, will retire at the end of the year after 24 years of excellence in clinical practice, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: 46 new cases in Waseca County

Area counties continued to report new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including a large number of cases at the Waseca prison. According to the Minnesota ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: Area counties continue to report new COVID-19 cases

Freeborn County reported three new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday in the daily update from state and local health officials. The new cases increased the county’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in U.S.

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Mayo Clinic to offer flu vaccine appointments

Mayo Clinic Health System will offer flu vaccines across its southeast Minnesota locations to patients 6 months and older starting Monday, according to a press ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Minnesota’s adult obesity rate held steady in 2019

Minnesota’s adult obesity rate was unchanged between 2018 and 2019 at 30.1%, which puts nearly one-third of Minnesotans at higher risk for suffering more severe ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Daily COVID-19 update: Area counties continue to report new cases as nationwide deaths top 200,000

Area counties continued to report new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as the nationwide deaths tied to the virus surpassed 200,000. Deaths are running at close ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘Unfathomable’: U.S. death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Daily COVID-19 update: Mower County reports 5th death

Mower County reported its fifth COVID-19 death on Monday, according to the daily update from local and state health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 cases: Waseca County reports backlog of 98 new cases

Waseca County reported 98 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a number the county’s public health department attributed to a backlog in corrections cases dating ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Daily COVID-19 update: 7 new cases reported in Freeborn County

Freeborn County reported seven new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, according to local and state health officials. The new cases increase the county’s cumulative total ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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