State, With Support From Epidemiologist Osterholm, Requests Delay Of George Floyd Trials
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Expert: Partisanship Sharper Recently, But Division Has Widened Over DecadesOn the eve of Joe Biden's presidency, the country he's about to lead faces challenges that loom large: a deadly pandemic, an economy in tatters, civil unrest in the quest for racial equality, and just two weeks ago, an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left American democracy wounded.
MDH's Vaccine Pilot Program Sign-Up Website Overwhelmed On First DayThe state's new COVID vaccine pilot program kicked off at noon on Tuesday, and though appointments were available to anyone 65 and older, the online sign-up faltered, overwhelmed by interest.
With Demand Outpacing Supply, Schools Tasked With Who Gets 1st COVID VaccinesThe state says that education staff eligible for the pilot program vaccines can also include employees who contract through schools like bus drivers.
Minnesota Weather: 160+ Crashes As Light Snow Falls In Southern MNFlurries flew through the southern portion of Minnesota on Tuesday, causing some cars to crash and spin out.
1 Dead, Investigation Underway After North Mpls. ShootingMinneapolis police say an investigation is underway after a fatal shooting on the city’s north side Thursday evening.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Northeast Minneapolis Identified As Craig SulemMinneapolis police have released more details after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist on the city’s northeast side Tuesday.
Man Found Dead In Vehicle In Robbinsdale IdentifiedRobbinsdale Police say it does not appear to have been a random incident.

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How School Districts Decide Which Educators Get The COVID Vaccine FirstRight now, there are only about 6,000 vaccines available for educators and child care staff in Minnesota. Those shots will begin on Thursday. Kate Raddatz shares how districts are deciding who gets the first doses (2:02) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 19, 2021
Political Science Professor On How To End The Divide Between Republicans And DemocratsThe divide between Republican and Democrats at the state and federal level seems deeper than ever, but this partisanship didn’t begin or end with President Trump’s time in office. Caroline Cummings reports, it’s been decades in the making (2:25) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 19, 2021
New Vaccine Pilot Program Starts Taking AppointmentsAt noon on Tuesday, the state started scheduling appointments for COVID vaccines through a new pilot program. Christiane Cordero reports, Minnesota gets about 60,000 doses of the COVID vaccine per week, and the new phase includes people 65 years and older, plus childcare workers and educators. (2:25) WCCO 4 News At Noon - Jan. 19, 2021
Advice For Downsizing Upon RetirementDustin Smith from Wealth Enhancement Group talks about whether you should rent or buy (4:38). WCCO Mid-Morning - January 19, 2021
CBSN Minnesota's Morning Update: Jan. 19, 2021Jason DeRusha has the latest headlines/trending topics in the Morning Update. WCCO 4 News - Jan. 19, 2021
Good Question: Why Debit Cards For Some 2nd Stimulus Payment?The second round of federal stimulus payments have been slow in reaching some bank accounts, and they're causing some confusion, reports Jeff Wagner (2:42). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 18, 2021

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Expert: Partisanship Sharper Recently, But Division Has Widened Over DecadesOn the eve of Joe Biden's presidency, the country he's about to lead faces challenges that loom large: a deadly pandemic, an economy in tatters, civil unrest in the quest for racial equality, and just two weeks ago, an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left American democracy wounded.
Wisconsin Brewing Company Raises Money To Oust Sen. Johnson, Rep. Tiffany For Objecting To Biden WinThe Minocqua Brewing Company's Super Pac has raised more than $50,000 as part of its effort to oust U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany because they challenged the election of Democrat Joe Biden.
Wisconsinites Ages 65 And Older Next In Line For VaccineEveryone over age 65 in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, a group of 700,000 people that is more expansive than originally envisioned to be next in line for the shot, the state Department of Health Services said Tuesday.
Tribal Leaders Blast Rep. Pete Stauber For Opposition To Biden's Interior Secretary PickA group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman's district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Interior secretary.
‘I Want Them To Sue Me’: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Says Lawsuit From Dominion Would Show Election Was RiggedMyPillow CEO and President Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell said to CBS News that he’d welcome a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which is threatening to sue Lindell for slander over his election fraud claims.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Says Bed Bath And Beyond, Kohl's To Drop His Products; Dominion Voting Systems Threatens To SueMyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said in an interview Saturday that Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's are among the retailers that will stop selling his products due to his continued support of conspiracy theories related to President Donald Trump's election loss.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Says Bed Bath And Beyond, Kohl's To Drop His Products; Dominion Voting Systems Threatens To SueMyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said in an interview Saturday that Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's are among the retailers that will stop selling his products due to his continued support of conspiracy theories related to President Donald Trump's election loss.
Why Are Debit Cards Being Issued For The 2nd Stimulus Payment? Also, How To Avoid ScamsThe second round of federal stimulus payments have been slow in reaching some bank accounts, and they're causing some confusion.
Travel Company To Refund $655K To Minnesota Music StudentsA Colorado-based travel company has agreed to refund more than $650,000 to several hundred Minnesota music students after COVID-19 scuttled their trip to Europe last spring.
Amid Pandemic, Many Minnesotans Say They'd Donate Lottery Winnings To Those In NeedYour odds of winning the Minnesota Mega Millions Jackpot are roughly one in 302 million. Still, WCCO wondered what some of you would do with the money.
8 In 10 Americans Plan To Splurge When Things Return To Normal After COVIDOn the other hand, 15% say they don't feel like they're going to be financially secure ever again.
Pandemic Leads Neighbors To Bond With Weekly Restaurant TakeoutLast spring, a small group of neighbors in Bloomington decided they wanted to do what they could to support local restaurants. From there, the interest grew, and the results are better than they ever expected.

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