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Walz announces $200 reward for kids 12-17 who get COVID shots

Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.

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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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405 schools now on COVID outbreak list as virus surges among students, staff

A school staff member was among those whose death from COVID was reported in the past week.

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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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Huge spike in COVID-19 cases among Minnesota students, school workers

More than 2,200 new cases have been reported among K-12 students and staffers in the past week.

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Bomb threat prompts school evacuation in central Minnesota

A search of the building did not find any suspicious items.

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95 Minnesota schools have 5+ COVID cases, 2 more school staffers die

There have been 10 school employees who have died from COVID during the pandemic.

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6 Minnesota schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The schools are recognized for their academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap.

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Chisholm school sends some grades home due to COVID-19 outbreak

Elementary students at Vaughan-Steffensrud are subject to the outbreak.

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COVID-19: 153 cases linked to State Fair; school cases rapidly growing

More than 1,100 school-related cases were reported Monday and Tuesday combined.

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Brooklyn Park school hit by bullets, cancels classes Thursday

One person was injured in the Wednesday shooting.

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Albert Lea up to 66 COVID-19 cases after 2 weeks of school

The district has adjusted its mask policy in wake of the outbreak.

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Teachers, staff in St. Paul required to get COVID vaccine or weekly testing

It's believed St. Paul is the third district in Minnesota to require vaccines or weekly testing for teachers and staff.

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Minnesota's 2020 Middle School Teacher of the Year dies at 57

Laurie Schmidt battled breast cancer for more than eight years.

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Albert Lea COVID-19 outbreak: 36 students test positive, 290 quarantined

The outbreak happened within the first week back to school.

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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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List of Twin Cities school districts with, without, and undecided on mask mandate

19 metro-area districts will require masks; 11 won't require masks; 16 are undecided.

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New app will collect tips on threats to MN schools, religious venues

The goal is to better understand incidents that involve multiple facilities, the BCA said.

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Unvaccinated students, staff urged to take COVID-19 test 'at least once a week'

The recommendation is for students and staff, regardless of symptoms.

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Rochester schools may change mask rules to require them for all

The school board will consider the proposal, as well as others, on Aug. 17.

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As school sets to return, Mayo Clinic expert says get vaccinated or get COVID-19

Most kids in Minnesota will head back for in-person learning within a few weeks.