'Nasty' Strain Of RSV Spikes In Minnesota Children As School Year BeginsJust last month, more than 1,000 patients tested positive for infections that are not COVID-19.
No Deal In Sight After Deadline Passes For Figuring Out Minnesota Frontline Worker BonusesA group of lawmakers spent weeks trying to decide which workers would be eligible for the direct payment bonuses, and how much each would receive.
School Year Begins For Many Minnesota StudentsTuesday marks the first day of school for thousands of Minnesota kids, including Anoka-Hennepin, the largest school district in the state. More than 30,000 students are returning to the classroom there.
Time Nearly Up For Lawmakers To Take Action On Bonus Pay For Frontline WorkersThe group has met for weeks, hearing from ICU nurses, childcare providers, and MnDOT Employees, all who would like to see these checks.
Lawsuit Filed By Parents Against Gov. Walz For Lack Of School Mask Mandate"This case is a clarion call to school districts to take the appropriate action themselves," Marshall Tanick said. "There's nothing that prevents the school districts from making this decision."
Enhanced Unemployment Benefits End, But Will People Return To Workforce?Thousands of Minnesotans are losing their federal unemployment benefits Sunday.
Gopher Football Fans Relish Return Of In-Person Excitement In Sold-Out Season OpenerFor first time in nearly two years, tens of thousands of Gopher football fans watched their team take the field in person.
Deadline Looms For Lawmakers To Take Action On Bonus Pay For Frontline WorkersEarlier this week, DFL lawmakers pitched setting up a process for workers to apply. Baseline checks would be $1,500 but would likely shrink depending on the number of applicants. Qualifying workers would include many industries beyond just health care, and those employees would need to work in person without any option to work from home.
COVID In Minnesota: State Updates Figures With 22 More Deaths, 1,904 More CasesAccording to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily update, the state’s seven-day rolling average positivity rate rose once again, now standing at 6.7%. The positivity rate, which has been on the rise since dipping to 1.1% in late June, remains in the “caution” status. The line for high risk is drawn at 10%.
Vaccinations Will Be Required At Orpheum, State, Pantages Theaters In MinneapolisThe vaccination requirement won't be required for guests under the age of 12. However, Hennepin Theatre Trust also announced that all guests will be required to wear face masks while in the venue aside from when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.
HCMC Workers Urge Minority Communities To Get Vaccinated"Our hospital is full of people in the ICU who are unvaccinated, young, people of color and they're dying from COVID," Dr. Nneka Sederstrom said. "That's what we know today. Today the people who dying are unvaccinated. That truth needs to ring true. Staying unvaccinated today means its very likely that tomorrow will not be promised."
Frontline Worker Pay Group Diverges In Bonus Proposals Days Before DeadlineThe group tasked with deciding who gets a share of the $250 million set aside for workers on the frontlines of the pandemic is still working to find agreement just days before a proposal is supposed to be submitted.
U Of M Prepares To Track COVID Vaccination Status Now Required Of Its 50,000+ StudentsThe U of M says vaccinations are easy to get including at the U's health center and they are, of course, free. The U of M faculty and staff do not have a mandate, but if they are not vaccinated they will have to be tested for COVID-19 regularly.
Health Officials Nervous About Minnesota State Fair CrowdsMinnesota health officials on Tuesday said they're nervous about the large crowds expected at the Minnesota State Fair as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to circulate statewide.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools May Require Indoor Masking When Local COVID Cases SpikeMinnesota's largest school district may require some students to wear masks when they return to class.