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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.

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Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.

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MN health leaders: Shutdown 'clearly helped change pandemic's trajectory'

Minnesota health leaders believe the partial shutdown played a key role in slowing the spread.

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MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

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Jan Malcolm: COVID linked to youth sports is higher than raw numbers

Jan Malcolm and Gov. Tim Walz explained the reasoning behind the decision to shut down youth sports.

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MN health commissioner: Further restrictions 'very possible' as crisis looms

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Minnesota.

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Mystery of how long people lose taste and smell from COVID-19

Those aren't the only symptoms that can drag on post-infection.

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Health commissioner: 'Seriously consider wisdom of attending' Sturgis

The annual motorcycle rally begins Friday and lasts through August 16.

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Health officials: MN in 'vulnerable' COVID-19 state, 'next weeks are critical'

Jan Malcolm is urging Minnesotans to comply with the mask order and other preemptive measures.

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Ex-Obama health official claims MN should shut down bars again

The call for action comes as Minnesota is seeing more cases of COVID-19.

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MDH: Here's why MN coronavirus death figures aren't inflated

It follows misinformation being shared on social media relating to death certificates.