Minneapolis Parents, Teachers Say District's Plan To Return Students To Classrooms Is Unsafe, UnworkableTeachers and parents in Minneapolis say they're concerned about the health risks of returning students to the in-person learning as COVID-19 continues to spread and the vaccination rollout has been slower than expected.
COVID In Minnesota: Health Officials Report Nearly 1,600 New Cases, 43 More DeathsAs questions surround the next steps in the slower-than-expected COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Minnesota health officials reported Thursday 1,598 new infections and 43 more deaths.
Gov. Walz Extends Minnesota's COVID State Of EmergencyGov. Tim Walz on Wednesday won legislative approval to extend Minnesota's peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days so he can continue to use executive orders to direct the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID In Minnesota: 50 More Deaths, 1,500 New Cases Reported As Vaccine Push ContinuesAs Minnesota progresses with its effort to inoculate frontline health care workers and those in long-term care facilities against COVID-19, health officials reported Wednesday 1,504 more cases of the virus and 50 more deaths.
Couple Taking Axe-Throwing Business On The Road Until Minnesota ReopensA Minnesota couple says they are not waiting for the pandemic to decide what is next for their business. They plan to turn their axe-throwing entertainment business mobile and travel out of state to make it profitable.
Indoor Dining Resumes Monday For Minnesota Bars, RestaurantsMinnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits starting Monday, as COVID-19 cases have been declining.
COVID In Minnesota: Day Before Relaxed Restrictions, Health Officials Report 2,165 New Cases, 44 More DeathsA day before relaxed COVID-19 restrictions were to take effect in Minnesota, state health officials on Sunday reported 2,165 more cases of the virus and 44 more deaths.
Parents File New Lawsuit Arguing That Masks Are Dangerous To Student AthletesA group consisting of Minnesota parents, coaches and athletes say they plan to file a new lawsuit this week over Gov. Tim Walz's restrictions requiring student-athletes to wear masks during practices and games.
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.
COVID Restrictions: Walz Announces Relaxed Regulations For Indoor Dining, 50% Capacity For Bars And RestaurantsGov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that he's relaxing COVID-19 restrictions for Minnesota bars and restaurants, which have been closed to indoor dining for the last six weeks.
Alibi Drinkery Vandalized With Graffiti After Opening Against Order On New Year's EveAlibi Drinkery, the Lakeville bar that's repeatedly defied Gov. Tim Walz's executive order, most recently on New Year's Eve, was vandalized overnight, covered in graffiti.
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.
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.
First Minnesota Nursing Home Residents Receive COVID-19 VaccineMinnesota nursing home residents began receiving doses of the newly approved Moderna vaccine this week as the state prioritizes the high-risk population in its vaccination rollout plan.
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.