Walz, DFL, GOP reach agreement on state surplus spending
The framework deal includes spending on education, health care, human services and public safety, as well as tax cuts.
Wisconsin hospital system reports record number of COVID patients
Wisconsin's seven-day average for patients hospitalized was 1,784 as of Jan. 4.
Hospitals hit lowest point of staffed bed availability during pandemic
Not even the massive fall/winter surge in 2020 led to a capacity crisis like this.
Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus
The caucus aims to promote and protect the reproductive rights of Minnesotans.
Allina workers reach 'tentative agreement' days before strike deadline
The agreement includes a 5% pay increase, along with workplace safety improvements.
Allina workers threaten strike after late-night bargaining session breaks down
The union's bargaining team says the sides remain "deeply divided."
Mayo Clinic makes $727M profits in 2020 despite pandemic
The clinic cited philanthropic gifts, investments and alternative revenue sources.
U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare
Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.
Walz reveals rollout plans for COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota
Those most susceptible to the virus will be first in line, along with those who care for them.
Relief fund will support families of healthcare workers who died of COVID-19
Dr. Michael Osterholm has partnered with the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation to launch the Frontline Families Fund.
MN hospitals urge Gov. Tim Walz to mandate masks statewide
The MN Hospitals Association says there is a narrow window to slow the spread.
UCare cutting premium costs for members during pandemic
Healthcare claims are lower than expected, so it's providing some financial relief.
National Guard flyovers to honor healthcare workers in 38 MN cities
There's a schedule detailing when you can expect them to arrive.
MN nurse describes harrowing coronavirus experience in NY hospital
Lisseth DeGracia volunteered to go the front lines of the pandemic.
Twin Cities urgent care clinic opens 'clean sites' for non-coronavirus cases
There's been "confusion and fear" over where to go for medical help.
Coronavirus stats: Key points from Minnesota's new data site
The site is interactive and allows updated information for supplies and hospital capacity.
Lawmakers pass $200M emergency coronavirus funding bill
The bill passed the House and Senate in the early hours of Tuesday.
MN insurers won't charge for a COVID-19 test, but might for an office visit
Getting tested for COVID-19 might not be free even if you're fully insured.
Minnesota House passes paid family and medical leave bill
The legislation comes as health officials are urging sick workers to stay home as COVID-19 spreads.
The Mayo Clinic made more than $1 billion profit in 2019
It's the first time the Rochester health system passed the figure.
Health insurer to cap insulin prices for Minnesota patients
The move comes as rising costs have prompted action at the state Capitol.
Franken makes tentative return to public limelight with healthcare podcast
The former senator has been quiet since stepping down amid inappropriate conduct allegations.