Good Question: How Should We Be Assessing COVID RisksShould we eat inside restaurants? Should our kids wear a mask? Should our families go to the State Fair? Everyday we're making decisions with COVID on the mind. WCCO talks with a pandemic risk expert on how to frame some of your thoughts.
Minnesota State Fairgoers Reunite To Make New MemoriesThe Minnesota State Fair reopened its gates Thursday morning after taking a year off for the pandemic. Crowds funneled through new metal detectors, and they faced new health and safety advice to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Heading To The Minnesota State Fair? Watch This FirstWhether it's the food, the Mighty Midway or the farm animals, familiar sights will fill the fairgrounds again starting this Thursday -- but here's a reminder of what's changed.
Wait Times Stretch Hours At Twin Cities ERs As Hospitals Reach CapacityHospital ICU bed capacity in the Twin Cities is above 97%. It's even more crowded outside the Intensive Care Unit.
Good Question: Can You Get Both The Flu And COVID Vaccines?More than 3 million Minnesotans have rolled up their sleeves this year to protect themselves from COVID-19. Now, medical professionals hope those same people are willing to visit pharmacies and clinics again.
Family Grieves For First Grader Killed By COVIDAs debates over masks and vaccines mark the beginning of a new school year, one Minnesota family is opening up about their heartbreaking loss from the pandemic.
Oldest Minn. State Fair Food Concession Scales BackNo living Minnesotan has ever been to a State Fair that didn't include the Hamline Church Dining Hall. The church will be there Thursday for opening day, but scaled back, and without some fan favorite food.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools To Require Masks During COVID Case SpikesOne of Minnesota’s largest school districts will require universal indoor masking for the upcoming school year, but only during times when the local COVID-19 case rate spikes.
Biden Calls On Employers To Require COVID Vaccine For WorkersPresident Joe Biden is calling on employers to require the COVID-19 vaccine for worker -- which experts say is perfectly legal with some exceptions.
Despite Staffing Shortages And Surge In Patients, Twin Cities ERs Insist 'We Are Ready'After a major slowdown, emergency departments around the Twin Cities are now seeing extremely high numbers of patients.
Vaccine Now Required For U Of M StudentsAs expected, the University of Minnesota will add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccines for all enrolled students after the FDA fully approved the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Minnesota Hospitals Struggling With Delta SurgeMinnesota health care leaders say they're struggling right now with the surge from the COVID-19 delta variant.
U Of M Researchers Study Effectiveness Of 3rd COVID ShotImportant research on the effectiveness of a third dose of the COVID vaccine is underway in the Twin Cities.
Many Minnesota State Fair Vendors, Exhibitors Won't Return This YearAfter the Minnesota State Fair released its COVID-19 guidelines Wednesday, many vendors and exhibitors are making a tough decision.
Parosmia: COVID Side Effect Can Make Food Smell Rancid, Last Up To 2 YearsIt's something many people are experiencing after recovering from COVID. Flavors in foods they loved before are replaced with an unbearable taste and smell.
Hospitals Struggling To Fill Positions For Paramedics, NursesFrom paramedics to nurses, there are hundreds of openings at one Twin Cities hospital alone.
Minnesota State Fair Officials: No Mask Or Vaccine RulesThe Great Minnesota Get-Together will be restriction-free when it comes to COVID-19.
Minnesota State Fair Suggests Guests Skip Weekends, Spread Out Due To COVID-19 SurgeFair organizers are not expecting to break any attendance records this year.
Favre Urges Young Athletes To Avoid Tackle Football In New PSAOne of the biggest names in pro football has a message for young players: Part of the game can wait.
U.S. To Recommend Third COVID Vaccine Shots For Most AmericansA booster of the COVID-19 vaccine seems closer than ever.
Family Still Struggling After Death Of Father To COVIDWhitney Parker lost her husband and the father of her two young children to COVID-19. He was 31 years old, Shayla Reaves reports (6:49). WCCO This Morning - August 17, 2021
Good Question: Who’s Eligible To Get A 3rd Vaccine Dose?Jeff Wagner learned many people with underlying conditions will have to wait (3:01). WCCO 4 News At 10 - August 16, 2021
What Have We Learned About Schools And COVID?Heather Brown answers the Good Question on many parents' minds (3:09). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Aug. 12, 2021
What You Need To Know About Breakthrough COVID CasesCaroline Cummings reports her personal experience, and the signs to watch out for even if you've had the vaccine (2:59). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Aug. 12, 2021