Plus: large study in Minnesota, other states affirms safety of COVID-19 vaccines; Andrew Luger likely candidate for Minnesota U.S. attorney job; cyber navigators work to keep county election systems safe from foreign hackers; and more.
Plus: Senate Republicans elect interim leader; Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy housing largest group of Afghan refugees; Michael Osterholm on the delta variant; and more.
Plus: Mike Freeman won’t seek re-election as Hennepin County Attorney; Minnesota National Guard unit involved in Afghanistan evacuation; northern Minnesota hospitals filling up amid COVID wave; and more.
Plus: GOP senator threatens health commissioner’s job over vaccine, mask mandates; opioid addiction in the East African community; Minnesota academic links big agriculture and increased threat of pandemics; and more.
Plus: rate of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in Minnesota increases; Mayo study appears to support antibody treatment for certain COVID-19 patients; dispute, not road rage, led to shooting of 18-year-old in St. Paul Sunday night; and more.
Plus: 65 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas granted for Minnesota; Eagan’s Mallory Weggemann sets a Paralympic record; Minnesota’s only prosthetic-maker of color; more rain on Saturday; Chan Poling undergoing medical treatment; and more.
Plus: Rep. Ilhan Omar asks President Joe Biden to pardon Daniel Hale; Minneapolis City Council powerless in restricting MPD’s use of rubber bullets; St. Paul library hours restored in 2022; Mac divests of all oil, gas investments; and more.
Plus: Brooklyn Park and Woodbury monitoring citizens’ social media posts and comments; local Catholic leaders denying vaccination exemptions for parishioners; the Greenwood Fire continues to grow; and more.
Plus: Anoka-Hennepin schools require masks for grades K-6; drought challenges Minnesota sweet corn crop; no school buses for Grand Forks Public Schools due to driver shortage; and more.
Plus: epidemic expert Michael Osterholm talks to Vikings about vaccines; corporations fall short of racial justice pledges made after murder of George Floyd; nearly 80,000 take advantage of state’s $100 vaccine incentive program; and more.
Plus: inside the decision to remove Jennifer Carnahan as MNGOP chair; Basilica Block Party requires vaccine or negative COVID test for attendees; carbon net-zero development planned for Hillcrest Golf Club site; and more.
Plus: protesters briefly shut down Duluth’s aerial lift bridge; lightning caused Greenwood Fire; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on ketamine injection case; and more.
Plus: Minnesota micro-farmers squeezed by drought; many Afghan refugees headed for Fort McCoy in Wisconsin; Minnesota Power says Duluth paper mill owes millions; and more.
Plus: state adding miles of gravel to Highway 74; Mayo Clinic building new proton-beam therapy facility; UnitedHealthcare buys PreferredOne; and more.
Plus: U wastewater monitoring program accurately anticipates COVID-19 waves; Frey veto of one of two Minneapolis rent control ballot question; Metro Transit reduces bus service for the State Fair; and more.
Plus: St. Paul mayor unveils budget proposal; drought deepens; Minneapolis’ Bryant Ave. re-do plan advances; Minnesota’s teacher of the year; and more.