Teachers Union Urges Walz To Watch Virus Data As Elementary Schools Plan To ReopenA Minnesota teachers union is cautioning Gov. Tim Walz that loosening COVID-19 restrictions could jeopardize the planned reopening for elementary schools later this month.
On Day 1 Of Session, Tensions In Divided Legislature Already At The Fore Over Masks, Walz's Emergency PowersUnlike years past, there will be no crowds in the gallery due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the DFL-led House plans to meet entirely online. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Senate will attempt a hybrid approach, with some lawmakers attending at the Capitol and others attending virtually. The Capitol building remains closed to the public.
COVID In Minnesota: 2,714 Cases, 53 Deaths Reported Over Last Two DaysMinnesota health officials on Sunday reported 2,714 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 more deaths.
COVID In Minnesota: 40 More Deaths Reported Over Christmas, Following DayMinnesota health officials reported Sunday 2,534 more cases of COVID-19 in the state and 40 more deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the numbers released included figures from both Friday and Saturday, making up for a break over the Christmas holiday.
Attorney For Alibi Drinkery: State Has Not Offered Reasonable Compensation For Bars, RestaurantsAlibi Drinkery became the center of the debate over Walz's ban on indoor gathering and dining at bars and restaurants, due to video surfacing showing the bar filled with people, many without masks.
COVID In Minnesota: 75 More Fatalities Reported As Death Toll Approaches 5,000In the last 24 hours, Minnesota counted another 1,513 new cases of COVID-19, keeping in track with the decreasing daily case counts of the last few weeks. However, health officials on Wednesday also reported another 75 fatalities in what's already been the deadliest month since the pandemic began.
Starting Next Week, CVS Plans To Vaccinate 63,000 Residents, Workers In Minnesota's Long-Term Care Facilities Next week, CVS Health plans to begin giving Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to 63,000 residents and workers in Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
COVID In Minnesota: 70 More Deaths Reported As Moderna Vaccine Rolls OutAs shipments of Moderna's COIVD-19 vaccine began rolling out Sunday across the country, Minnesota health officials reported 2,705 new cases of the virus and 70 more deaths.
More Restaurants Face Suspension Of Liquor Licenses For Defying COVID RestrictionsThe Minnesota Department of Health on Friday announced it had issued cease-and-desist orders to The Pizza Depot in Becker and to Hooligans Lakeside in Lake Park.
AG Ellison Files Suits Against 2 Restaurants That Reopened In Defiance Of State OrdersAttorney General Keith Ellison has filed lawsuits against two restaurants that, against state orders, opened to indoor dining this week.
COVID In Minnesota: 61 More Deaths Reported As Hospitalizations Begin Ticking DownwardMinnesota health officials on Friday reported 5,371 new cases of COVID-19 and 61 more deaths. Meanwhile, the rates at which the virus is spreading and Minnesotans are being hospitalized for it have fallen over the last two weeks.