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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

2 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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

2 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota to close all but one mass vaccination sites

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is planning to close all but one of its COVID-19 mass vaccination sites by Aug. 7. A statement from Gov. Tim Walz ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect

Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

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

3 weeks ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Thorne Crest welcomes new administrator

For Lorna Craig-Paulson, Thorne Crest Senior Living Community’s new administrator, coming to Albert Lea is an opportunity to serve a brand new community. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

MercyOne announces a new pharmacy location in Northwood

MercyOne Northwood Pharmacy opens Monday in a familiar location: 98 10th St. N., the former address of a long-time community staple; Ver Helst Drug Center. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

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Mayo Clinic Health System to move COVID-19 testing to main clinic locations

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin moved COVID-19 testing to its main campuses on Wednesday due to reduced viral activity and demand for testing in the ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Mayo: Think ahead before traveling

As COVID-19 cases slow throughout the nation, people’s thoughts are naturally turning to travel this summer. During a conference call Wednesday, Mayo Clinic doctors laid ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

White House: 70% of Americans 30 or older get COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON — More than 70% of Americans age 30 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the White House said, ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Freeborn County reports 33rd COVID-19 death; cases continue to decline

Freeborn County reported its 33rd COVID-19 death over the weekend, according to local and state health officials. The person who died was between 90 and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Hospitalizations fall in Minnesota; active Freeborn County cases drop down to 5

Minnesota’s most recent COVID-19 numbers continue to show a subdued pandemic largely in retreat. Key metrics remain down at levels not seen since April 2020. ... Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Counties with lower COVID-19 vaccinations have higher cases

MINNEAPOLIS — State health officials say a handful of Minnesota counties with low COVID-19 vaccination rates have slightly higher cases of the coronavirus. Among the ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota reaches vaccination mark of 3 million residents

ST. PAUL — Minnesota has reached 3 million residents who’ve had at least one COVID-19 shot, health officials said Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Tying communities together

AUSTIN — In a move symbolizing completion, Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin and Albert Lea on Monday signified the official closing of its latest ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

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