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As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of the air quality

By Laurel Poole, Minnesota Public Radio News As smoke dissipates in Minnesota, health experts urge people to stay aware of air quality The thick wildfire smoke ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:59 pm

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Talk begins about post-COVID rules for Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota lawmakers have started discussing how to recalibrate pandemic-related accommodations for members and the public heading into future sessions.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:04 am

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Crowds once again flocking to county fairs across Minnesota

It’s the heart of county fair season across Minnesota. For the first time in two years, people are lining up for midway rides, filling barns ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:06 pm

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Meet the summer Olympians from across Minnesota

More than 20 athletes attending the Tokyo Summer Olympics have a connection to Minnesota. The team includes household names like gymnast Sunisa Lee and Minnesota ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:26 pm

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Hot, dry conditions show no sign of letting up in Minnesota

Heat and drought conditions are forecast to continue this week in Minnesota, with temperatures climbing into the 90s across much of the state and little ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:49 pm

Health Updates

Concerned about children and COVID variants? Your questions, answered

While Minnesotans begin to leave behind the face masks and emerge from more than a year of public health restrictions, many families are still concerned ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:47 am

Health Updates

Uptick in cases but no signs of surge

Minnesota continues to see COVID-19 case counts edge higher, but there’s nothing yet to suggest the state is headed for another major wave. While new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:26 pm

Health Updates

As demand for vaccines decline, public health shifts focus to small clinics

In a classroom at Lionsgate Academy, a video of someone drawing circles, pouring water, and breaking strands of uncooked spaghetti plays on a loop on ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 5:45 pm

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Urgent need for donations at Minnesota’s blood centers

Donated blood providers in Minnesota say inventories are getting very low, and that there’s a major need for more people to donate. The pandemic has ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:24 am

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Rural Minnesota counties lag in vaccination rates

The rate at which your neighbors have been vaccinated against COVID-19 depends a lot on where you live in Minnesota.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:00 am

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Walz, leaders reflect on special session

Gov. Tim Walz held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday to highlight all of the spending provisions passed this year related to the state’s COVID-19 recovery. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:11 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Effort to restore felon voting rights continues in courts after legislative effort falters

A lawsuit appealed to the state Supreme Court argues that people convicted of felonies should be able to vote after serving their jail or prison ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 28, 2021 6:41 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

What you need to know about this week’s sentencing of Derek Chauvin

More than a year after he pinned George Floyd to the pavement, knelt on his neck and deprived him of the ability to breathe, former ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:21 pm

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More rain needed to make up for current deficit in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Sunday’s rain in Minnesota will help ease drought conditions and elevated fire danger, but experts say it’s not nearly enough to make up ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 21, 2021 5:29 pm

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Minnesota State Patrol, Capitol police to wear bodycams

The Minnesota State Patrol and officers who police the state’s Capitol will be outfitted with body cameras. Gov. Tim Walz requested funding for them in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, June 21, 2021 5:06 pm

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