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First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

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How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

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State opens 2nd alternative care facility amid latest COVID surge

National Guard members and federal nurses will help staff the site.

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How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccination?

The CDC approved use of the Pfizer vaccine in younger children last week.

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Vaccinations among kids 12-17 up since start of rewards program

That's according to Gov. Walz's office, which cited recent figures Friday.

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MN restaurant faces $98K fine amid fallout from pandemic violations

The coffee and waffle shop has continued to operate despite not having a license.

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70% of Minnesotans aged 16 and up have had at least 1 vaccine dose

The governor acknowledged the progress, but said there is still work to be done.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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GOP cites 'clean cars junk,' manure rules in targeting of ex-MPCA commissioner

"I guess she saved us some time," Sen. David Osmek said of Laura Bishop's resignation.

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Head of Pollution Control Agency resigns as GOP senators prepare her ouster

Walz accused the senators, who have removed two of his commissioners before, of playing partisan games.

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A 'remarkable achievement,' Walz says as MN hits 70% adult vaccination rate

Minnesota has become one of 17 states to pass that milestone before July 4.

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Walz uses executive actions to enact some police reform

This comes as the legislature is set to vote this week on a watered-down public safety bill.

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State parks, DNR get their funding — with no impact on the 'Clean Cars' rule

The Senate GOP had threatened to withhold environmental funding unless the rule was scrapped.

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MN National Guard soldiers 'standing by' to respond in Minneapolis

Mayor Jacob Frey asked Gov. Tim Walz for National Guard support Wednesday.

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Landlord group sues governor, attorney general over eviction moratorium

The suit argues property owners are left in a bind due to the executive order.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on eviction moratorium off-ramp

It would replace the governor's executive order that has been in place during the pandemic.

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In 13 MN counties, the adult vaccination rate is below 50%

Todd County is the lowest, with a 37.8% adult vaccination rate.

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Layoffs may be on the horizon for nearly 40,000 state employees

If a budget isn't approved, the state could shut down on July 1.

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How to claim your COVID-19 vaccination reward

Here is where you'll need to go, and what information you'll need.

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5th Minnesota county clears 70% adult vaccination rate

Another 18 counties are closing in on the mark.

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Gov. Walz reveals list of 9 free rewards for those who get vaccinated

Rewards range from State Fair tickets to passes to various attractions.