The Minnesota Department of Health also said Friday that 12 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
State officials also said Tuesday said they’re partnering with dozens of organizations that serve people of color, American Indians, LGTBQ+ people and those who have disabilities in order to connect them to vaccines.
Even after Walz announced a relaxation of limits on in-person learning for middle and high schools in Minnesota, the state Senate moved to make sure he could never again have the ability to close classrooms in the first place.
The most recent data show 710,305 Minnesotans, or roughly 12.8 percent of the state population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The change comes amid reduced spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and a growing number of teachers get vaccinated.
Minnesota has also reported fewer than 10 deaths in four consecutive days for the first time since September.
Even as top lawmakers pledge to negotiate a compromise over funding for extra security for the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the episode has highlighted the deep divisions between the state’s rural and urban areas.
Though the program — which allows those who invest in early-stage Minnesota businesses to claim a 25 percent tax credit — has been popular, it has come nowhere near its goals for boosting startups by nontraditional owners.
A bill advancing through the Minnesota Senate aims to put Minneapolis on the hook for any law enforcement help it receives from around the state during the March trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported that 475,200 Minnesotans so far have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The idea is to entice law enforcement from other parts of Minnesota to help with security around the trial for the ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd. But the plan has already faced opposition from legislative Republicans.
The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday that 24 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, was at the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday to brief lawmakers on economic conditions in Minnesota and the country.
MDH also said Friday there were 1,114 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 44,777 new tests.
Companies that could quickly build out fiber optic internet have been squeezed out of areas covered by a federal grant to a company with limited resources and experience, something state funders said was necessary to avoid duplicate use of taxpayer money.
Gov. Tim Walz wants to authorize $150 million in bonds to help redevelop parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A GOP proposal, meanwhile, would bar any state disaster aid from paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in the riots.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday that 18 more people have died of COVID-19.