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As COVID surges in MN, major cities not considering mask mandates

Cities are observing the situation, but at this point more stringent mitigation efforts are now imminent.

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MN toy store responds to 1-star review over mask requirement

"If that's not OK with you then please don't come back," the toy store wrote.

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Minnesota school district sued by parents who oppose mask mandate

The school district has asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed.

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Walz calls for vaccine, testing requirements for state's teachers

The governor said there should also be "consistent" COVID mitigation requirements for schools.

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3 central Minnesota arts groups introduce vaccine, negative test requirement

The groups say they are obligated "to do our part in keeping our community safe."

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Fight breaks out over mask policy at Eastern Carver County School Board meeting

The district on Monday updated its mask policy to require them for all students.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.

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3 Twin Cities counties reach 16+ vaccination rate of 80%

More than 8 in 10 residents of that age group have gotten at least one dose.

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Vaccine skeptic gov. candidate calls for 'civil disobedience' over COVID rules

"Meet the moment with me," Dr. Scott Jensen told supporters in a video Friday.

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All but 2 MN counties have 'high' level of COVID-19 transmission

Masks are strongly recommended in indoor, public spaces throughout the state.

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At the midway point, how is MN State Fair attendance stacking up?

Here's a look at how this year's numbers compare to the four most recent fairs.

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2021 MN State Fair passes half a million guests in 5 days

This comes after Monday's attendance total wasn't far off from the 2019 number.

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All of Minnesota is now a COVID-19 hotspot

Every county has high or substantial transmission, meaning masks are recommended.

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Just 1 MN county is below CDC's mask guidance threshold

The remaining 86 counties all have substantial or high COVID transmission.

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Harry Styles requiring proof of vaccination, negative test for Xcel show

The global pop star will also have a mask mandate for the Sept. 22 concert.

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CDC adds exception for close contact, student quarantine

There are some limited situations in which an exposed student may not have to quarantine.

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Video: Immunocompromised teen booed at school board meeting

The sophomore asked for a mask mandate to be implemented.

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Anoka-Hennepin, Moorhead schools enact mask mandates

Previously, the districts were only recommending masks for unvaccinated students and staff.

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83 of MN's 87 counties have high or substantial COVID transmission

Less than a month ago, just 14 counties fell into those categories.

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Treasure Island announces mask requirement

It applies to all guests, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors.

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WCCO Radio drops out of MN State Fair over COVID-19 concerns

The station will not broadcast from the fair, saying staff health and safety come first.