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COVID In MN: 43,000+ Vaccine Booster Shots Administered So FarThe Minnesota Department of Health on Monday is reporting 2,803 additional COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths. Meanwhile, over 43,000 vaccine booster shots have been administered so far.
Willmar Community Bands Together To Support Father Of Twins After Wife's Untimely Death To CancerA western Minnesota community is supporting a local pastor and his young family after life took a tragic turn. WCCO went to Willmar where an outpouring of love is helping a father heal.
State Of Minnesota Offer Pfizer Booster Shots, Alongside Places Like Hy-Vee, Thrifty WhiteHy-Vee and Thrifty White pharmacies are starting to administer Pfizer booster shots for COVID-19, after they were endorsed by the FDA and CDC earlier this week.
COVID In Minnesota: Nearly 3,000 New Cases, 27 Deaths ReportedThe additional figures bring the state's total to 697,182 cases since March of 2020 and 8,076 deaths.
CDC Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions Of Seniors, Some Others (CBS News)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.
9th, 10th School Staffers Die Of COVID-19, State Health Dept. ReportsSince Labor Day, Minnesota has added nearly 2,200 COVID-19 cases associated with schools. There have also been 11 more hospitalizations, including two students.
'Stop Being So Spoiled,' Trampled By Turtles Tells Those Who Oppose COVID ProtocolsA well-known bluegrass band from Duluth is pleading with fans to adhere to COVID-19 requirements at venues or stay home.
COVID In Minnesota: 24 More Deaths Confirmed By MDH; 2,434 More CasesMeanwhile, the latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate remains at 6.8%, as reported Thursday. The positivity rate, which went as far down as 1.1% in late June, remains in the “caution” status; the line for high risk is drawn at 10%.
Rising COVID Cases Amid Delta Variant Put Minnesota School Plans In FluxIn order for there to be blanket mask mandates impacting schools or businesses, or capacity limits once again inside businesses, that would have to come from an executive order by Gov. Tim Walz under a peacetime emergency, and those powers have expired. Walz's administration says they have no intention of reinstating a state of emergency at this point.
COVID-19 In MN: Nearly 800 Patients With The Virus Need HospitalizationWhile federal health officials discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster shot advisability, health officials in Minnesota on Wednesday reported 1,642 additional virus cases and 14 more deaths.
St. Paul Board Of Education Approves Plan For Spending $207M In COVID Relief FundingThe district said it took more than 11,00 responses from students, families, teachers and other school staff into account when developing the plan.
Foster Youths Affected By Pandemic Eligible For Financial AssistanceThrough the end of September, foster kids who are about to age out of the system are eligible for some extra help.