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Gov. Walz’s bonding bill doesn’t include Fountain Lake dredging

Although Gov. Tim Walz’s $518 million bonding bill focused on infrastructure in Minnesota, funds for the final year of dredging on Fountain Lake were not ... Read more

4 days ago by David Mayberry.

Covid-19 update: Klobuchar speaks out about vaccine misinformation

Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined a local physician and health care administrator on Sunday in the Twin Cities to urge people to accept ... Read more

4 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Dominion Voting Systems sues ‘MyPillow Guy’ for $1.3 billion

MINNEAPOLIS — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Monday against the founder and CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow, saying that Mike Lindell falsely ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Austin woman killed, another injured after being struck by vehicle

An Austin woman was killed and another injured after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night. According to the Mower County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: Vaccination pace stays relatively flat

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota stayed relatively flat in Sunday’s update from state health officials, with no sign yet of a decline due ... Read more

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator is calling for federal investigations into possible price gouging of natural gas in the Midwest and other regions following severe ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations back on the upswing, for now; new cases reported in area

After falling then flattening following a late January surge, Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination pace continued to slowly rebound on Saturday, as overall pandemic trends remain encouraging. State health ... Read more

6 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Bill proposes extending state historic tax credit program

A bill introduced at the state Legislature would extend Minnesota’s Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit, which proponents say has strengthened economic development opportunities to revitalize ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Warrant: Opioid addiction may have motivated clinic shooting

BUFFALO — An alleged gunman’s addiction to opioid medication was the “driving force” behind last week’s shooting at a Minnesota health clinic that left one ... Read more

7 days ago by Associated Press.

Vaccinations rebound; pandemic trends steady

After falling and then flattening following a late January surge, Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination counts are starting to rebound as overall pandemic trends remain encouraging. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota public school enrollment drops 2% amid pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS — Public school enrollment in Minnesota dropped by about 17,000 students as families turned to home schooling, private schools and delaying entry into kindergarten ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

State mulls closure of Freeborn County driving test exam station

Freeborn County residents needing to complete a driving test for licensing may need to shuttle to Austin or Mankato going forward. The Albert Lea exam ... Read more

1 week ago by David Mayberry.

Senate vote to reopen schools lays out partisan divide

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Senate approved a renewed Republican attempt Thursday to rescind Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency authority to close schools, a sign of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

Covid-19 update: Pandemic claims life of Mower County resident in their 30s

Mower County reported its 31st death from Covid-19 on Thursday, a person between the ages of 30 and 34. It was the county’s first death ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

State launches ‘vaccine connector’ to tell Minnesotans when they’re eligible for COVID shots

Minnesota is launching a new “vaccine connector” website to help line people up with COVID-19 shots. Read more

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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