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Health Updates

New pilot vaccination program expands those eligible for limited supply

Minnesota is launching a new pilot program to expedite COVID-19 vaccinations of people age 65 and older at community vaccination sites across the state. The ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, January 18, 2021 1:08 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

FBI warns of possible ‘Boogaloo’ violence at Minnesota Capitol this weekend

The FBI says members of a far-right group that wants to foment a second civil war scouted out the Minnesota State Capitol ahead of a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00 pm

Education

Standardized tests during COVID become flashpoint for Minnesota students learning English

Advocates for English-language learners in Minnesota’s K-12 schools had been pleading with state education officials to postpone mandatory testing this month, saying it was one ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:49 am

News

Report: Minnesota air quality good — but not for everyone

A new report says Minnesota's air quality is good overall, but isn't the same in all parts of the state.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:47 am

Health Updates

Minnesota health officials confirm five cases of coronavirus variant in Twin Cities

By Andrew Krueger, Minnesota Public Radio News The Minnesota Department of Health announced Saturday night that it has confirmed five cases of the new, more-contagious ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:13 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 48 more deaths, 2,387 new cases

New data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows 48 more deaths and 2,387 new cases Friday as state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said earlier ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:04 pm

News

Mask rules differ on each end of Minnesota’s Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers will be under different face-covering requirements during the legislative session. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:53 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Judge weighs motions to delay trial in Floyd killing

The judge overseeing the trial of four former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd heard arguments Thursday afternoon for pushing the trial back ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:39 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: 18 new deaths, Minnesota waits for restriction rollbacks

Minnesota reported 18 more deaths caused by COVID-19 Tuesday, along with 1,612 new cases, showing slowing trends ahead of an announcement from Gov. Tim Walz ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:17 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Watching for a possible change in trends

Minnesota enters the first full week of 2021 with COVID-19 numbers in a much better place than they were a month ago. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:17 pm

Health Updates

Daily COVID-19 update: Uptick in average daily case counts

The average number of new COVID-19 cases reported each day in Minnesota steadily dropped through most of December. As the new year begins, though, that ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:18 pm

News

Opposition to Minnesota’s bar and restaurant COVID-19 restrictions still bubbling

When Gov. Tim Walz extended his executive order barring inside dining and drinking at restaurants and bars nearly two weeks ago, dozens of those businesses publicly pledged ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:16 pm

News

Austin restaurants get boost with help from hometown Hormel

At a time when the impacts of COVID-19 have closed the doors of many restaurants — temporarily or permanently — Josh Diaz is busier than ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:08 pm

News

Another legislative session looms on Zoom

Minnesota legislators return to action next Tuesday to begin putting together a massive two-year state budget under the restrictions of COVID-19 protocols at the Capitol ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:11 pm

News

MSU Mankato addresses hunger on campus with free groceries now, food pantry in spring

Inside the Intercultural Student Center on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato earlier this week, more than a hundred boxes packed with food were ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:06 pm

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