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According to the most recent data available, 2,667,770 people in Minnesota, or 48 percent of the population, 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.
Omar’s a frequent target for conservative attacks, but she actually earns a higher conservative rating from ACU than McCollum, who earned a perfect 0%.
After four and a half months of work, what did the Minnesota Legislature actually get done?
The news from the U.S. Treasury came as DFL and GOP legislative leaders remain far apart in their negotiations over a two-year budget deal.
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The seven-day case positivity average, which lags by a week, is 5.9 percent, down from 6.2 percent a week prior.
Data suggest Minnesota may be reaching a vaccination “tipping point” where the rate of vaccinations isn’t determined by lack of supply but rather by the amount of demand.
Of those households, 60 percent are people of color, 43 percent are receiving unemployment payments and 75 percent earn less than $50,000 a year, according to the Rent Dent Dashboard, a new tool created by a California-based nonprofit, PolicyLink, and the USC Equity Research Institute.
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Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 7,231 Minnesotans have died of COVID-19.
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“I think it shows that when it comes to the issues, there are areas where we can come together,” said Rep. Jamie Long, “and that includes making sure that we have a workforce that is inclusive, that is ready for taking the jobs.”
The Minnesota Department of Health also reports that 37.2 percent of the state’s population has now been completely vaccinated.