Pandemic

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COVID-19: Gov. Walz reveals new actions to ease hospital strain

He's putting the National Guard on alert and expanding the emergency staffing pool.

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Nonfatal drug overdoses continued to increase during COVID-19 pandemic

They mirrored the trend of fatal overdoses seen during 2020.

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Minnesota State Fair during a pandemic: Does it feel any different?

Our food writer Haley Nelson hit the fair on the first day.

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Education Minnesota latest organization to exit State Fair

Many vendors and exhibitors will not be in attendance this year.

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This weekend only, make $200 if you get vaccinated in Ramsey County

The offer comes as the Delta variant surges across the country.

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Animal rescues seeking foster homes amid increase in pet surrenders

Twin Cities-based Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue is among the organizations seeking foster homes for its animals.

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'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

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State officials link COVID outbreak to Anoka County funeral

A person in their 20s also died in Itasca County

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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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International Falls Journal, 111-year-old paper, to shut down

It will officially cease publication on June 24.

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Fourth of July fireworks cancelled again in downtown Minneapolis

It'll be the second year in a row without "Red, White and Boom!"

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Nearly two dozen COVID cases traced to Daunte Wright protests

State health officials made the announcement Thursday.

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Twin Cities Marathon back on track for 2021 - with safety measures

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, which was cancelled last year, will limit registration to 4,000 runners

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CVS and Goodrich added as federal vaccine providers in Minnesota

Some locations will begin providing doses this weekend.

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Minneapolis lifts COVID restriction limiting bar service

The city kept the ban in place while statewide restrictions were loosened in January.

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Minnesota GOP taps SD Gov. Kristi Noem as keynote speaker for annual dinner

The Minnesota Republicans have announced Noem will speak at its March 12 event.

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A unique Taco Bell restaurant could be coming to the Twin Cities

A local franchisee wants to build an eatery that is more attuned to pandemic life.

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After union push, Hennepin County gives employees child care leave during pandemic

Until the county's declared emergency ends, employees can now take 160 hours of two-thirds paid leave. The county also created opportunities for negative leave to be forgiven.

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Uninsured rate in Minnesota stayed flat through mid-2020

Figures from 2019 meanwhile show a rise in the number of people forgoing care.

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Minneapolis, St. Paul elementary schools due to reopen. Here's what to know.

As elementary schools begin to reopen, here's a quick guide for families