The state has reported an average of just 4,769 people per day who got their first shot of a vaccine in the last week.
MDH says 2,715,622 Minnesotans, roughly 48.8 percent of the population, have completed a vaccine series. About 60.8 percent of state residents are fully vaccinated.
Though more law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body cameras in the last few years, there are still a “significant amount” of departments in the state that don’t use them due to cost concerns.
A look at where two newly minted independents in the Minnesota Senate — Tom Bakk and David Tomassoni — ended up on key issues.
After a stretch of increased vaccinations, Minnesota has reported fewer than 5,000 first shots given for three days in a row.
As the company restarted construction this week, opponents of the project geared up for a wave of larger demonstrations aimed at slowing or stopping the pipeline.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported that Black and Latino Minnesotans have seen some of the highest increases in vaccination rates over the last week of available data, though they still lag behind white residents.
The funding would be the largest infusion of money into the program since it began. And it’s possible lawmakers could spend even more.
Officials say the only thing that could keep some local governments in the 13 affected counties out of bankruptcy is the Legislature.
The seven-day case positivity rate, which lags by a week, is 4.2 percent — below the 5-percent threshold state officials say is a concerning sign of disease spread.
House Republicans say they’re open to a smaller bonding bill focused on “critical infrastructure,” but they also aren’t ruling out holding up a bonding bill to try and force the DFL to bend on other issues.
MDH also reports that roughly 55.2 percent of state residents 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
The legislation updates Minnesota’s Conservation Improvement Program, which requires utilities to cut energy consumption in the name of efficiency, savings and addressing climate change.
Under the state Constitution, the Legislature’s regular session had to end Monday at Midnight. With a broad spending deal now in place, lawmakers will spend the next several weeks working out the details to meet another constitutional requirement: actually passing a two-year balanced budget before July 1.
MDH reports 40.6 percent of Minnesota’s population — 51.2 percent of those age 16 and older— have completed a full vaccine series.
While Republicans have walked back from their demand that the state kill the new auto emissions standards, they now insist that a two-year delay in implementing them is key to any budget deal.
According to the most recent data available, roughly 48.3 percent of Minnesota’s population — and 60.9 percent of those age 16 and older — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the latest rules are meant to address threats to drinking water and wildlife across much of the state. But the GOP, and a broad lineup of agriculture trade groups, have criticized the rules as inflexible.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reports that 37.2 percent of the state’s population has now been completely vaccinated.