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Health Updates

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

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Health Updates

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

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:26 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Almost half of Minnesota adults vaccinated; more than 11,000 in Freeborn County with at least one shot

Monday starts with hope and concern on the COVID-19 front. Minnesota is close to having half the adult population with at least one vaccine shot. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:25 am

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations, cases, ICU needs all climbing

The calendar says April, but Minnesota’s COVID-19 data feels more like winter. Active case counts haven’t been this high since late December. Hospitalizations and intensive ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:52 pm

Health Updates

As vaccine eligibility expands, one southern Minnesota health department recalibrates

A week into Minnesota’s expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, at least one regional health department is beginning to feel the pinch.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:25 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Gulf builds in MN Legislature over public safety plans

When Minnesota lawmakers approved new police oversight laws a couple of months after George Floyd’s death, some vowed to go even further in changing law ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:19 pm

Education

Even with prospect of aid, Minnesota school budgets in dire shape

St. Francis schools Superintendent Beth Giese has been getting up early to ride buses this week. The district is short-staffed and needs special education assistants ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:15 pm

Health Updates

Feeling guilty, anxious about your COVID-19 vaccine search? You’re not alone

Early in the morning the day after Gov. Tim Walz announced that all Minnesotans 16 and older would be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:43 pm

Health Updates

Race for vaccines is on as people in hospital, cases rise

Minnesota’s most recent COVID-19 data shows the state remains in a pattern of hopeful increases in inoculations and worrisome growth in new cases and hospitalizations. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:19 pm

Education

As schools reopen in Minnesota, COVID-19 cases climb

By Catharine Richert and Elizabeth Shockman, Minnesota Public Radio News State officials are warning of a growing number of COVID-19 cases in schools across the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:56 pm

News

Break over, Minn. lawmakers ready to tackle budget

Minnesota lawmakers return from their holiday break this week and will get to work on a series of bills setting a new two-year state budget, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:41 pm

Health Updates

COVID-19 update: ‘Critical juncture’ as cases, ICU counts climb

With Minnesota’s COVID-19 inoculation pace firmly on the right track and the state expecting a big jump in vaccine shipments next week, the pandemic picture ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:50 am

Education

Students of color disproportionately choosing distance learning

It’s not that Tre Hadley prefers virtual classes. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 2, 2021 5:26 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Chauvin trial: Witnesses tell of anger, helplessness watching Floyd die

Bystanders who witnessed George Floyd die in police custody last May delivered sometimes emotional testimony Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:26 am

Health Updates

Two Tims — Govs. Walz and Pawlenty — get COVID shots side by side

Minnesota’s current governor and a former one rolled up their sleeves Tuesday to get their vaccines while encouraging others to do it, too. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:44 pm

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