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COVID In Minnesota: 75 More Deaths Logged As State Careens Toward 10K Overall Death TollThe state's health department reports that there have been 3,140 newly reported positive cases of COVID-19, along with another 75 deaths as the state nears the 10,000 fatality mark.
COVID-19 In MN: Gov. Walz Says State Leads Midwest In Vaccinating 5-11 Age GroupMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state is first in the Midwest in vaccinating those 5 to 11 years old.
COVID In Minnesota: State Reports 98% Occupancy Rate In Hospital ICUsAmong the 307 COVID-19 patients at M Health Fairview hospitals, 72% are unvaccinated.
How Minnesota Schools Are Spending COVID Relief MoneyA big payday for Minnesota schools has districts deciding how to spend millions.
Girl Gifts Comforting 'Prairie Bears' To All Patients At Youth Psychiatric HospitalA Twin Cities family hopes to make the holidays a little brighter for kids battling mental health issues in the hospital.
Omicron Variant: What Experts Know So Far“If it mutates in a point where it may be more contagious but less severe, then it becomes a common cold, and that’s what I think we’d like to see and what we hope for, but however right now, we don’t know enough," Dr. George Morris said.
Long-Term Care In MN: Gov. Deploying 1,000 Additional Certified Nursing Assistants By End Of JanuaryMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says at least 1,000 certified nursing assistants will be deployed to long-term care facilities by the end of January to address staffing shortages.
COVID In Minnesota: 6K+ New Cases Reported, Along With 38 More DeathsWith news that the omicron variant (which has been tracked in Minnesota) might not be quite as "dangerous" as the delta variant has been, the state's health department reports that there have been 6,122 newly reported positive cases of COVID-19.
'The Right Decision For Us': More Twin Cities Bars, Restaurants Requiring Proof Of VaccinationThe Omicron variant has created a renewed push for people to get their vaccinations. Additionally, more places are now requiring you to show proof you've gotten your shots.
Federal Medical Teams Provide COVID Aid At HCMCFederal medical teams are at three Minnesota hospitals to help with the COVID-19 surge.
COVID In Minnesota: 62 More Deaths As Omicron Variant Arrives In MinnesotaMinnesota's latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate has ticked down another notch, currently sitting at 10.3% from a recent peak of 11%. That's still, however, above the line considered "high risk," which is drawn at 10%.
Anoka-Hennepin Extending Winter Break For Mental Health Needs, Staff ShortageAnoka-Hennepin says the time off will start one day earlier -- on Dec. 22 -- and students will return one day later. Classes will now resume Jan. 3. District officials say the extra time off will help address mental health needs.