Man Grabbed At School Board Meeting Over Mask Mandates Speaks Out; More Local Officials ResigningA tense Eastern Carver County School Board meeting over a mask mandate Monday culminated with a physical altercation, the latest flashpoint in a bitter nationwide battle over COVID-19 policies in schools.
'This Madness Has To Stop': MN Rep. Says Adult Barged Into Son's Classroom With Anti-Mask Rant"An angry adult barged into our son's elementary school this morning on the first day of school. He threatened teachers & staff while yelling at kids to take off masks before he was arrested," Rep. Mike Howard said. "This madness has to stop, as does the anti-science/anti-govt rhetoric fueling the rage."
Gov. Walz Welcomes Students Back To School As Mask Debate ContinuesKids under 12 aren’t yet eligible for the vaccine, like many kids at Jefferson elementary school in Rochester. Masks are required in schools in this district, but that’s not the case everywhere.
Students In Minneapolis Return To Classrooms With Masks RequiredIt's up to each district to require masks. Some are making their decisions based on the local COVID-19 positivity rate.
Roseville, St. Cloud Schools Become Latest Districts To Require Students To Mask UpTwo more Minnesota school districts have announced they will require students to wear masks when returning to classrooms this fall.
After Hearing From Passionate Parents, Waconia School Board Votes To Keep Masks OptionalWall to wall and down the hall families were overflowing from a typically sparse Waconia School Board meeting Monday with the topic of a potential mask mandate clearly causing the packed house.
Brooklyn Park Joins Growing List Of Minnesota Cities Requiring Masks In City BuildingsThe city said the requirement will go into effect for employees Friday, while the public will be required to wear masks starting Tuesday.
Duluth Public Schools Will Require Masks Indoors Starting MondayThe district said the mandate "runs until further notice" and that a final decision for the school year will be announced by Aug. 24.
Augsburg University, St. Cloud State Requiring Students To Wear MasksMore Minnesota colleges are making masks mandatory when students return to campus this fall.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Issue Mask Requirements Inside City BuildingsThe mayors of Minnesota's two largest cities say that masks will be required for everyone in city-owned buildings and recommended in all indoor spaces starting Wednesday.
Duluth Will Require Masks Inside City FacilitiesOfficials in Duluth say masks will be required for staff and citizens inside city facilities starting Wednesday.
Best Buy, Hy-Vee No Longer Requiring Masks For Fully Vaccinated Customers, EmployeesBest Buy and Hy-Vee are among the latest companies to relax their face mask policies for guests and employees who are fully vaccinated.
COVID In MN: Target's New Policy Adds To Consumer Mask ConfusionA major announcement from Target is adding to the mask confusion Minnesotans are experiencing.
'We Don't Have To Do It': Mask Mandate Confusion Abound In Twin CitiesThe mask mandates in the Twin Cities persist, even as the statewide requirement has been lifted -- causing quite a bit of confusion at businesses this weekend.
COVID In Minnesota: 3 Deaths, 882 New Cases Reported; 52% Of Minnesotans 16 And Older Are Fully VaccinatedA day after Gov. Tim Walz lifted the statewide mask mandate, Minnesota health officials reported three deaths and 882 new cases out of roughly 26,000 tests.