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Hundreds of Mayo nurses demand action on staffing crisis

A petition demanding action to curtail the staffing crisis and recognize nurses’ sacrifices throughout the pandemic was filed ...

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Many new COVID-19 cases reported in area counties; Freeborn County approaching 400 active cases

The numbers were not good Wednesday, as Minnesota experienced 44,626 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total ...

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New COVID-19 cases continue in area counties

Several new cases were reported across the area on Monday in the regular update from health officials.  The ...

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Signs of a possible COVID peak; state reaches 11K pandemic deaths

Minnesota’s newest COVID-19 data remains muddled by post-holiday reporting lags, but Tuesday’s report offers reasons to be hopeful ...

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Costs for COVID-19 hospitalization are changing. Find out more about why

For the first two years of the pandemic, Minnesota health insurance providers, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...

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Biden team regroups after Supreme Court loss on COVID shots-or-test

WASHINGTON — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to ...

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Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

WASHINGTON — The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday ...

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Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations ...

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large ...

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Number of active COVID-19 cases in Freeborn County surpasses 300

COVID-19 continues to sweep through Minnesota, as 11,510 new cases and 52 deaths were reported Thursday.  With the ...

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Walz seeks $40M for hospital staffing amid COVID-19 surge

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he wants to use $40 million in federal funding ...

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3 new area COVID-19 deaths reported

Three more people have died from COVID-19 complications in the area: a 45- to 49-year-old Steele County resident, ...

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Steele County reports new COVID-19 death

One new death was reported in Steele County on Tuesday in the regular update from health officials.  The ...

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Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday

WASHINGTON — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests ...

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New COVID-19 death reported in Faribault County

An 80-84 year old Faribault County resident died from COVID-19 complications, while 16 new cases and one probable ...

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