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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

22 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Lighting event to recognize need for more organ donations

More than 107,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Sadly, 20 people die every day while waiting for ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota asks providers to halt Johnson & Johnson shots

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota officials told healthcare providers around the state Tuesday to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid fears the shots ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Council approves $200K loan to MercyOne

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved a $200,000 loan with MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center through the city’s state economic development revolving loan ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota gives 2 million adults at least one vaccine dose

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota hit the 2 million mark for people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s Department of ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

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

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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

5 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: 25 new cases in Freeborn County, one new death

Freeborn County and Minnesota alike on Friday continued to report a jump in COVID-19 cases. The county reported 22 new lab-confirmed cases and three probable ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: 19 new cases in Freeborn County; new death in Steele County

Freeborn County reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as part of 2,535 new cases reported across the state. The state has now had 535,182 ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 week ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

COVID-19 update: New deaths reported in Freeborn, Steele counties

Nineteen new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Minnesota on Wednesday, including one in both Freeborn and Steele counties, according to health officials. The person who ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

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