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Harry Styles required vaxx proof, masks for Xcel show. Did it work?

Nearly 18,000 fans attended the show, which required proof of vaccination or negative test, as well as a face mask.

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DECC in Duluth will double its COVID-19 testing capacity

The expansion comes amid a statewide increase in demand for COVID-19 testing.

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340 COVID cases have been linked to the MN State Fair

About 1.3 million people attended the event over the 12 days.

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MN residents can now access their COVID vaccine record in an app

The state's Department of Health unveiled the new option Wednesday.

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Breakthrough COVID infections in MN rise, but hospitalizations and deaths low

The fully vaccinated remain a small proportion of total COVID cases.

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Walz extends $100 vaccine incentive program through next week

According to Walz's office, 55,456 Minnesotans have applied for $100 Visa the gift card after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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MN's breakthrough infection statistics, including hospitalizations, deaths

This is how many breakthrough infection cases have been found in Minnesota.

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MN medical groups urge K-12 schools to adopt mask requirement for all

They say it will help protect other students who can't get vaccinated or are at risk.

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Decision on school mask mandates will be up to local districts

It will not come from the health or education departments, an official said Wednesday.

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MDH urging that all wear face masks, 12+ get vaccinated for upcoming school year

State health officials revealed their COVID-19 recommendations for 2021-22.

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When you should get a COVID-19 test: MDH offers new guidelines

If you're not fully vaccinated, there are a lot of scenarios in which you should get a test.

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Minnesota STD rates decreased last year, but outbreaks concern officials

Overall, HIV and STD rates in Minnesota went down by 2% compared to 2019.

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MN saw decline in routine child vaccinations amid pandemic

The CDC study looked at Minnesota and nine other states.

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Minnesota medical marijuana users will soon be allowed to smoke it

The Minnesota Legislature approved the change to the state's program, and Gov. Tim Walz has signed it into law.

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MDH reveals first COVID vaccination figures for 12-15 age group

One-fifth of Minnesota's young teens have at least one shot.

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Minnesota could begin offering incentives to get vaccinated, Walz says

Other states have already began offering incentives including cash prizes, scholarships and hunting and fishing licenses.

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Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

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Walz: Prepare for a summer 'where just the simple pleasures will be back again'

But the governor made clear vaccinations are key to getting there more quickly.

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MDH reports sharp rise in drug overdose deaths during pandemic

More than 1,000 people died of a drug overdose in MN last year.