Federal COVID Task Force Team Providing Backup For Burned-Out Hospital Workers In St. Cloud
'There’s No One Here To Help Us': Staff Shortages Devastating Senior Living Facility ResidentsSome families in northern Minnesota will spend the holiday weekend trying to find new living arrangements for their loved ones.
'People Lined Up Out The Doors And They’re Sick': COVID Patient Bottleneck Has Many Minnesotans Desperate“Because we have so many patients in our hospital emergency department waiting to get in the hospital, we have lost the ability and the bed capacity to safely accept many transfers from throughout the region,” Dr. Dan Hoody said. “This is commonly us having to decline five to 50 transfers a day.”
Gather Only With Vaccinated Family Members For Holidays, Dr. Osterholm SaysThe FDA signed off on COVID-19 booster shots for adults. But some worry it's coming too late to turn around Minnesota's latest surge.
'This Is A Safety Issue': Staffing Levels At Minnesota Prisons Called Into QuestionNearly a quarter of the inmates in St. Cloud have COVID-19. The Department of Corrections reports 242 positive cases right now at that facility alone. As WCCO found, it comes at a time staffing levels inside are being called into question.
Looming Vaccine Mandate Forcing Minnesota Nursing Homes To Make Tough DecisionsTough decisions for Minnesota nursing homes as a looming vaccine mandate is making a staffing shortage even worse.
With COVID Hospitalizations At Year-Long High, Doctors Urge Minnesotans To Get Vaccinated; 'We Are Essentially At 100% Capacity'Hospitals across the state are making a desperate plea for the public's help as COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high this year.
'It’s Really Hard And Really Tiring': COVID Surge Taking Large Toll On Rural Minnesota HospitalsClimbing COVID-19 cases are taking a toll on small Minnesota hospitals. Doctors in some rural parts of the state says it’s the worst they’ve seen it.
'I Feel Like He's Forgotten About': MN Woman Seeks Answers In Husband's COVID Death At Air Force BaseA Minnesota wife is questioning her husband’s medical care after he became the first active duty Air Force member to die of COVID-19.
'Denied Without Any Questions': Health Care Workers Sue Minnesota Hospital Over Vaccine MandateTwenty employees of Northfield Hospital and Clinics, some with serious health concerns, have been fired for refusing the shot. They call it a "blanket denial" of their exemptions. It’s why their attorney believes this makes the case stand out.
'This Is A Year Unlike Any Other': Local Toy Stores Deal With Supply Chain ShortagesSome might think it was Christmas morning in St. Louis Park, by the way Amy Saldanha tears the packages at her "Kiddywampus" pop-up shop open. But, when you hear how long she’s been waiting for some of this stuff, it makes sense.