Jones is running for the Ward 10 council seat “to create a community where everyone knows they belong.”
Though daily positivity rate has fallen recently, MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said it could increase in the wake of end-of-year holiday gatherings.
Parsons is running for the Ward 10 council seat because he believes “regular working folks” need more of a voice on the council.
Twenty-four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 4,896.
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Through the first 17 days of December, the state has recorded 1,065 deaths from COVID-19.
Minnesota’s average case positivity rate is down from what it was a week ago, which is an encouraging sign.
Approved after a meeting that saw more than four hours of public testimony, the city’s $1.5 billion budget shifts some money away from the Minneapolis police, while maintaining the authorized size of the department at its current level.
A bump in cases and deaths that has been anticipated in the wake of Thanksgiving is expected to start to show this week.
The last five days have been one of the deadliest stretches of the pandemic in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday there have been 5,165 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 42,737 tests.
MDH also said Tuesday there were 3,549 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 22,757 new tests.
With 846 COVID-19 deaths so far, November is now Minnesota’s deadliest month of the pandemic.
Minneapolis made the city’s new speed limit official this week, completing the installation of 20 mph signs along the city’s borders.
Earlier this year, the nonprofit Youthprise offered a financial lifeline to keep clinics at the city’s three biggest high schools open — albeit one that funds the program only through the end of the year.
In her announcement, Bender listed a series of accomplishments since she was first elected in 2013, including instituting a $15 minimum wage and guaranteed paid leave for workers in Minneapolis.
Plus: Kim Ellison retains seat and newcomer Sharon El-Amin wins one on Minneapolis Public Schools board.