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Health Updates

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

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 3:51 pm

News

Labor agreements reached for thousands of state employees

ST. PAUL — Thousands of state employees in Minnesota would get a raise and a new paid holiday if labor contract agreements are finalized. Minnesota’s ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 3:50 pm

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Big Ten says schools will decide on COVID-19 protocols

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:55 am

Health Updates

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

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:53 am

Sports

Choosing basketball over football was tough for Jalen Suggs

Jalen Suggs was the first athlete in Minnesota history to be named Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball in the same year, so choosing one sport ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:35 pm

Sports

Rays acquire All-Star slugger Cruz from non-contending Twins

CLEVELAND — Nelson Cruz packed up his big bat and joined a contender. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Cruz, one of baseball’s most proven sluggers, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:34 pm

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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:37 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota’s share of opioid settlement could top $300M

ST. PAUL — Minnesota stands to collect more than $300 million under a $26 billion settlement among states and opioid manufacturers and distributors, Attorney General ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:03 am

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Hennepin County ‘doubles down’ on vaccine incentive program

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s most populous county is boosting its incentive program for COVID-19 vaccine shots. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:59 pm

Sports

Wolves’ Hernangómez makes Spain’s Olympic roster after all

LAS VEGAS — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who was ruled out of the Tokyo Games earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Sports

An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

TOKYO — It’s an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has persevered ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:54 pm

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Collin Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major

SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa was making one of the most satisfying walks in golf, down the 18th fairway as a soon-to-be British Open champion, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:42 pm

Sports

Wolves’ Hernangómez makes Spain’s Olympic roster after all

LAS VEGAS — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who was ruled out of the Tokyo Games earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:32 am

Sports

Sheets’ homer gives White Sox doubleheader split with Twins

CHICAGO — Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a game-ending three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Chicago White Sox a 5-3 win over ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:31 am

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Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

TORONTO — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:29 am

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